Paris police are looking for drones to carry out crowd surveillance

Police in Paris are looking to buy drones to carry out crowd surveillance, according to a tender released by the prefecture last month. The document shows that police are seeking to acquire hexacopter drones to carry out “low altitude aerial surveillance” on outdoor crowds, presumably in an effort to tighten security ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship, which begins in June, and the Tour de France in July.

  • Ed

    So the security state tightens its grip… which combating terrorism so handily justifies.

  • ontario john

    Apparently they have the ability to throw up their little hands and surrender. Its a French thing.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    They can buy all they need from American manufacturers, who are mass-producing them.