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Public Safety Technology

The explosive growth of technology in the public safety field does not come without controversy. Communities across the country often debate the use of technology in public safety because technology can sometimes infringe on one’s civil rights. For example, the use of unmanned aircraft or drones has created issues with law enforcement, corrections and fire services just in the last year. Opponents of drone technology argue that the drones violate their fourth amendment rights as a citizen because the drone can look into a bedroom window or monitor their daily activities.