- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police pilots and others involved in airborne law enforcement nationwide are gathered in Savannah, Georgia, for their annual conference.

The Savannah Morning News reports (https://bit.ly/29YvwgX) that the event continues through Saturday at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

Several agencies have helicopters on hand, including the Georgia State Patrol and Gwinnett County police. Also featured are drones and chopper flight simulators.

Los Angeles police Sgt. Steve Roussell, president of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, says that drones will be increasingly important as only about 400 police departments nationwide can afford full-fledged aviation units.

High-tech gear was also on display. Oxford, Alabama, police pilot Chris Posey was strapped into a personal jetpack simulator, rocking back and forth in front of onlookers as he navigated the virtual world shown in his goggles.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, https://www.savannahnow.com


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