Police To Use Drones to Monitor Illegal Fireworks
By Rachel Showalter.
This year will be the first time some Central Coast cities are using drone technology to monitor illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Most cities have some regulations to enforce safe and legal fireworks. Still, every year, many areas see an increased use of illegal fireworks.
“About ten years ago, we were averaging about 20 calls on the Fourth of July holiday period. We’re now averaging about 47 calls during that same holiday period,” said Grover Beach Chief of Police John Peters.
Chief Peters said drones will help curb the problem.
“The police department is going to monitor the known problem locations that we have identified through years past of calls for service,” said Chief Peters.