Police are asking residents in the Miami-Dade area to be extra vigilant in their use of drones to help them respond to emergencies.
The Miami Herald reports police are advising residents to be “extremely careful” and keep an eye out for drones in their neighborhoods.
Drones are becoming a key tool in Florida’s response to the Zika virus, and police say they have already spotted a number of sightings of drones in the state.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says they have a list of more than 700 drones in use by law enforcement agencies.
The department says it has been fielding calls from local authorities and emergency managers who have reported seeing drones in areas where there have been outbreaks of the virus.
Police say drones are also being used by people looking to stay away from people in public.
The Herald reports that law enforcement has been using drones to shoot at people in Florida.
In January, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man who tried to stop a robbery.