GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama police chief says he recently discovered that his department has two unmanned aerial vehicles.
Gadsden Police Chief John Crane says he learned two weeks ago the department has had unmanned aerial vehicles since 2010.
The revelation came to light after the Federal Aviation Administration released a list of agencies certified to fly drones and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Crane, who was named police chief in February, said he doesn't know why they were purchased. The cost was about $150,000, paid through a federal law enforcement grant.
Crane said the department's UAVs, which have video surveillance capability, haven't been used because there hasn't been a need for them.