Public Safety – Page 10

In Utah, Law Enforcement Can Now Shoot Down UAS at Wildfires

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law a bill that allows law enforcement officers to “neutralize” – or shoot down or disable via jamming technology – drones that disrupt wildfire-fighting efforts, as well as enhances penalties for operating [Read More]

Alabama PD Gets Gifted UAS from Alzheimer’s Outreach Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2016

As a way to help search for missing persons or those who have wandered from their homes, the Dallas County, Ala., Sheriff’s Department has been given an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from Alzheimer’s Outreach Group LLC (AOG) of Selma, Ala. [Read More]

South Wales Police’s New UAV Marks ‘New Chapter’ in Fighting Crime

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 15, 2016

The U.K.’s South Wales Police, which services 42% of Wales’ population, has acquired an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The South Wales Police, which says it is the largest police force in Wales, believes the UAV will offer front-line officers a [Read More]

Colleges Cross Over UAS and Emergency Management Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

Two Kansas-based universities – Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU) and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus (KSU) – have teamed up to cross their respective emergency management and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) fields of study for students. According to a news post from KWU, [Read More]

Michigan Fire Department Welcomes Two UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

The Big Rapids Township Fire Department of Mecosta County, Mich., is now the owner of two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which will be used in applications such as fire surveillance and search-and-rescue operations. According to coverage from, the department [Read More]

Lynx Escapes from Zoo; Police Bring in Thermal Imaging Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 08, 2016

England’s Devon & Cornwall Police are using drones to assist the Dartmoor Zoological Park staff in the ongoing search for a Carpathian lynx who escaped from his enclosure overnight between Wednesday and Thursday. The two-year-old lynx, approximately the size of [Read More]

Drones Brought to U.K.-France Tunnel in Wake of Brexit Vote

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2016

In the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are reportedly being deployed in an effort to stop asylum seekers from entering the U.K. According to a report from The Independent, Eurotunnel – the [Read More]

Bloodhound Works in Tandem with Sheriff’s Department’s Drone Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2016

Earlier this year, the northeast region unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) unit of North Dakota’s Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct UAS operations nationwide. Now, the unit is reportedly testing dogs in tandem [Read More]

DOJ Research Center to Law Enforcement: We Want Your Help in Studying Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2016

The National Criminal Justice Research, Test and Evaluation Center is soliciting information on the use of UAS for crash-scene reconstruction.

Flirtey’s Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery Goes Off Without a Hitch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

Drone delivery company Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele, assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently conducted what they say was the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. As previously announced before the event, Flirtey [Read More]