Unipol will boost surveillance in Medellín
Major General Rodolfo Palomino introduced the new National Police Intervention Unit (Unipol), which will increase police presence by 200 officers and 20 vehicles in addition to an unmanned device that will help fight criminal activity from the air.
The quadcopter can climb to 3,500 meters and fly for anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours depending on the mission assigned to it. The device has proved successful in Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena and Cúcuta. “It has a camera that will allow us to prevent theft, muggings and keep a sharper eye on areas where we are interested in knowing more”, Palomino indicated.