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Police Use Air Surveillance, Collaborating with Coast Guard

By Iceland Review

This summer, the Police Department has increased traffic surveillance of Iceland’s highways and on the highland, according to mbl.is.

A Coast Guard Helicopter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

During traditional busy travel weekends, drivers can expect to be watched from the air, as the police and the Coast Guard collaborate to control traffic from the skies.

The Coast Guard takes police officers around in its helicopters, so they can appear where drivers least expect it.

“The collaboration first and foremost has an enormous prevention value and allows us to cover a large area in a short amount of time,” said Sveinn K. Rúnarsson, Head of the Hvolsvöllur Police Department.

“We set off every time we get the chance. The Coast Guard has to do a certain amount of practice flights each month.

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