Some time back I was flying a Phantom in the area and had a couple of officers as curious spectators. Did a little flying with one of them three or four times. He told me that experience led to department interest in the technology. It will be interesting to see how much action it gets. Crossville Police Department introduced its newly acquired DJI Inspire V2 aerial drone system to select guests Friday with a demonstration of the unit’s capabilities. The drone is a two-person deployment system, combining a pilot and a spotter that will enable CPD to respond to major incidents with unprecedented tools. The drone will be used in search and rescue missions as well as aerial photography of major crime scenes or traffic crashes. The unit is equipped with a high definition and infrared camera. Lt. Brian Eckelson said the drone system should go into service in about 90 days and that Det. Donnie Hammons will be the contact for the drone.