Iowa Police Interested in Drones

E-mails reveal


Iowa's top state police officials in recent months have researched and expressed interest in buying drones for law enforcement use, emails obtained by The Des Moines Register show.

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are used by law enforcement in several states, including Florida, Texas and Washington. Law officers in Iowa, though, have been largely silent about their interest in the technology, which requires a human to remotely guide an aircraft that can be equipped with zoom cameras and thermal sensors.