ARLINGTON -- Arlington police confirmed to WFAA their drone program has been given the okay by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Thursday, the FAA approved the department's waiver to use two remote-controlled helicopters for missions across the city. Previously, the department has only used the drones in a restricted area for practice.
The Arlington PD told WFAA in February they plan to use the choppers for SWAT and search-and-rescue missions, not for routine patrol.
It will be the first drone program in North Texas.