The New York State Police is getting a bit more help in crime solving and traffic violations. They are looking to the sky. It was announced that they will be assisted by nearly two dozen drones. Technology is assisting in helping New York State Police with disaster response, traffic safety, crime scene photography and other jobs that drones can be used for. Eighteen new unmanned drones will soon be deployed throughout the state.

They will begin with four new drones this month and they will add ten more by April.  The governor said the drones will improve the state's response to situations quickly and effectively while also protecting troopers by doing the tough and hazardous jobs they are unable to do.

The drones are a donation by the New York State Trooper Foundation. This charity raises private funds used for state police training and equipment.

With these eighteen drones in the sky for the New York State Police, the governor and law enforcement hope that this will keep communities and officers safer while protecting their citizens.