Coachella police using drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Los Angeles Times)


Los Angeles Times:

Coachella police have deployed drones at the two-weekend-long music festival that attracts over 125,000 individuals each weekend. Following the Las Vegas music festival attack that left 58 individuals dead, over 14 federal agencies and local law enforcement have beefed up security and surveillance measures. Drones give law enforcement a better vantage point and can deploy within seconds while officers on foot may take several minutes to reach a given location. In addition, officers work around the clock to keep festival-goers safe that camp overnight. While visible security measures such as checkpoints and metal detectors are in place, undercover officers are also deployed for discreet surveillance. To read more about the security measures, click here.

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