The Palm Bay Police Department in Florida uses a four-man team of paragliders for aerial searches. Each paraglider pilot holds a sports pilot license, and the department has used paragliders in at least 40 missions in a year and a half. "It's an innovative tool, and it does some things that we aren't able to do with a patrol car. Now we want to get more officers involved with the program," said Palm Bay Deputy Police Chief Doug Muldoon.

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