Predictive Policing Trend
LAPD Uses Its Helicopters to Stop Crimes Before They Start
From the article:
They seem as common as squawking gulls, and true Angelenos may not even bother to look up when one of the LAPD’s 17 helicopters rattles their windows, its spotlight searching for a car-jacked Camry or an assault suspect hiding under a jacaranda.
In a city of 469 sprawling square miles, few doubt that more bad guys would get away without the nation’s largest police helicopter fleet to help chase them.
Now the LAPD is pioneering the use of helicopters to stop crimes before they start.