Created: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:57:00 MST
Updated: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:11:51 MST
MONTROSE, Colo.- The Montrose County Sheriff's Office has upgraded its technology and purchased a robot.
Sherriff's officials say the purpose of the robot is to assess a situation before deploying personnel to respond.
The robot is equipped with 360 degrees of camera angles, lights, microphones, infrared cameras, and remote operation.
The robot system is also equipped with a remote monitor for command post operations.
The department decided to prioritize safety and purchase a robot after last year's deputy shooting incident in Maher.