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Indiana Police Department Rolls out New UAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2017

Indiana’s Valparaiso Police Department has launched a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program, which the police say will provide additional support in several types of emergency situations. According to an announcement from the police department, which holds two Certificates of [Read More]

Coalition Protests Los Angeles Police’s New Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

A group dubbed the “Stop LAPD Spying Coalition” is protesting the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) plans to deploy an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Last week, the department announced that it had been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration [Read More]

You’re Invited: DJI, EENA to Talk Drones for Emergency Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

DJI and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) are presenting a webinar this Friday on using drones for emergency response. DJI and EENA will discuss the results of their recently completed yearlong project conducted with the emergency-response community in Europe. [Read More]

LA County Sheriff’s Dept. Ready to Deploy New UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

Now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is bringing on board an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used in what it calls “dangerous, hostile and life-saving operations.” At a press conference [Read More]

West Seneca, N.Y., Police Officers Win State-Funded Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

The town board of West Seneca, N.Y., has green-lighted the purchase of a $10,000 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used by the town’s police force. According to the West Seneca Bee, four police officers will receive training on how [Read More]

Report: Are UAVs Ready to Take Center Stage in Humanitarian Aid?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2016

A recent research project explored the potential benefits and challenges of using drones during humanitarian crises.

University of Miami Students Creating Drone for Search and Rescue

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2016

The University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is using a NASA grant to build a drone suited for search-and-rescue operations. According to a news post from the College of Engineering, the student team, headed [Read More]

Justice Department: Tips for Implementing Drones in Public Safety

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

The National Institute of Justice met with stakeholders last year to come up with ideas for how law enforcement can use drones “most effectively, fairly and transparently.”

AMA, Fly Robotics Launch UAS Training for Public Safety Officers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ (AMA) education department, in conjunction with Fly Robotics, has released a hands-on training course designed for public safety officers looking to implement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to AMA, the course will provide officers the [Read More]

Federal Program for Search-and-Rescue UAVs Kicks off in B.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

A one-year pilot project for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in search and rescue (SAR) is kicking off in British Columbia. Naomi Yamamoto, the minister of state for emergency preparedness, has announced the Emergency Management BC’s endorsement of [Read More]