HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA) — The Huntington Park City Council Tuesday got its first look at the newest member of the city’s police force — a robot.
HP RoboCop will be used to keep an electronic eye on public areas when human police officers are not around.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98
The robot is designed for outside use and comes equipped with 360-degree high-definition cameras that can feed live video to the department and also record footage for subsequent viewing.READ MORE: Inside SoCal: 12/5 Wrap-Up
Police say the blue-and-white robot can provide the department with data to help lower crime, help patrol areas that officers might not have time to patrol and offer help with all kinds of investigations.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 4 Injured In Multi-Car Crash In Anaheim
The robot has been helping patrol a park in the city for several weeks since its preview at a 5K run last month. HP RoboCop even has its own Twitter account.