La Porte County Sheriff's Office receives grant for drone program

La Porte County Sheriff\'s Office

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- The La Porte County Sheriff's Office announced the Kankakee Valley REMC has awarded them a grant to support the agency’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Program.

Authorities say their certified drone operators were awarded $2,500, after recently being notified their grant application was approved.

Officials say the money will be utilized to send the drone operators to an advanced training course later this year.

The sheriff's office utilizes drones to assist with missing persons searches, major crash investigations, crime scene photography, and more.

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