Law Enforcement

Skydio and Axon Respond Integrate

Source: Skydio Skydio and Axon Respond: Integration Announced for Public Safety Agencies by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Axon and autonomous flight leader Skydio have announced that public safety agencies utilizing both Skydio drones and Axon’s real-time operations platform, Axon Respond, will be able to access drone live-streams for …

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Skydio Drones for Public Safety Fritz Reber

From the floor of AUVSI’s Xponential 2022: an interview with former police officer and Head of Public Safety Integration Fritz Reber on Skydio drones for public safety. Fritz Reber is a well respected figure in public safety – and in the drone industry.  Reber served at Chula Vista Police Department …

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Police in North Texas Deploy Drone Clear

Police in North Texas using drone-based technology to save officers’, civilians’ lives with Drone Clear By Jim Magill Police in North Texas are using drone-enabled video technology to help them clear buildings of potential threats, reducing the potential of harm coming to either officers or civilians. The Dallas Police Department …

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Blue sUAS and Public Safety Adorama James Bushey

The Blue sUAS list was designed to provide secure platforms for U.S. defense agencies – but use of the list has spread, causing confusion in the commercial and public safety drone sectors.  A recent move by the state of Florida to limit public drone use to Blue sUAS has added …

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Dallas PD Drone Unit Launches, Air Support Unit

©Robert Hensley, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Dallas PD drone unit launches, following years of study By Jim Magill After more than a half dozen years of study and pilot program testing, the police department in Dallas, Texas earlier this year officially launched its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. The …

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An Inside Look at How Police Use Drones Ft. Wayne

As the public safety sector grows, communities and departments want more information on how police use drones to protect and serve their communities.  In this guest post by a founding member of Ft. Wayne’s Air Support Unit: how drones are used, how they train, and how they work with the …

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Cranford Police Use Drones for Hurricane Ida Response

image courtesy Cranford Police Cranford Police Department Uses Drones in Hurricane Ida Response Efforts by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Recently, the Town of Cranford, New Jersey Police Department incorporated a drone program into its equipment arsenal. This addition to the Department provided aid in a number of missions …

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FLIR’s MUVE C360 for methane gas detection

Gas leaks are something that most people don’t think about –  until there is a problem.  For example: the major gas present in “natural gas” fuel, methane, is odorless and colorless, making methane gas detection difficult without special equipment. Methane gas leaks, however, are extremely serious: the gas is not …

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Crash Site Investigation with Drones an Insider’s Look DRONE…

Crash site investigation with drones has emerged as a leading application for unmanned systems in public safety.  Gathering data that can be used by investigators in a courtroom, however, requires careful mission planning.  Here, sUAS expert and industry figure Douglas Spotted Eagle of Sundance Media provides a detailed insider’s view …

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Drones for Police Motorcycles Equipped with Drones

This week at AUVSI’s Xponential 2020, public safety personnel from all over the globe joined the co-located DRONERESPONDERS public safety programs; discussing drones for police, fire, federal agencies and public safety.  Stories from the international community revealed the wide variety of use cases and implementations for sUAS in the sector.  Sgt. …

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