Everett Council Approves Purchase Of Two Drones For Everett Police

September 9, 2020

Police Blotter

A drone owned by the State Patrol was used to map a large shooting scene in Everett back in April.

The Everett City Council has approved a grant to authorize the purchase of two Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) for use by the Everett Police Marine Unit.

The total cost is $108,616.00 with $81,462.00 obtained through a FEMA-Homeland Security grant and the balance 0f $27,154.00 coming from Vessel Registrations Funds. There are no monies being used from the City of Everett General Fund. The Council approved applying for the grant back in April and now that the EPD grant was accepted, the city council needed to give formal approval to move forward.

The drones will be used primarily by the Marine Unit for Port Security and Marine Search and Rescue. In addition, Everett Police say they can be used for crime scene and traffic accident reconstruction, emergency management and K-9 Training.

The council voted unanimously to approve acceptance of the grant.



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