UNMANNED surveillance planes could patrol the skies over Victoria under a high-tech move being considered by the state’s police.
Queensland police and federal law enforcers are also considering drones, which will be used in the US for surveillance, searches and car chases from Monday.
In April the Victoria Police air wing hosted an international conference on the potential use of drones and a police spokeswoman has confirmed the technology is being closely watched, Fairfax Media reports.
“Victoria Police will continue to assess the quickly maturing UAS (unmanned aerial systems) technology market for potential operational use in the future,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.
Civil libertarians have expressed concerns the technology could be used to spy on people.