Public Safety – Page 9

3DR Wins Federal Contract for Up to 40 Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded a contract to Berkeley, Calif.-based drone company 3D Robotics (3DR) for up to 40 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which the department says will be used for myriad applications. According to [Read More]

Connecticut DOT Keeps Its Eyes on UAVs for Bridge Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2016

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) says it is deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of its ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies. According to a CTDOT press [Read More]

SoCal-Based K2 Unmanned Brings UAV Training to First Responders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2016

In preparation for the finalization of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rules for commercial drones, K2 Unmanned Systems – launched by Affordable Engineering Services Inc., a provider of aerospace technology for the U.S. Department of Defense since 1996 – [Read More]

Georgia Police Department Plans $18K Purchase of UAVs, Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2016

Having received permission from commissioners, Georgia’s Henry County Police Department is planning to purchase two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the department, aerial support for law enforcement can reduce man-hours, increase response time, aid in search and rescue (SAR), [Read More]

Isle of Man Police to Deploy DJI Phantom 4 at Motorcycle Festival

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2016

The Isle of Man Constabulary – the police force for the Isle of Man, an island nation located near the U.K. – is planning to deploy a drone for its Festival of Motorcycling from Aug. 19 – Sept. 3. The [Read More]

Washington Police Department Adopts Photogrammetry, UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2016

The police department of Renton, Wash., has adopted the use of photogrammetry via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey crash and crime scenes. According to the department, the technology will enable investigators to process crime scenes much more quickly and [Read More]

South Carolina Police Department Welcomes Donated DJI Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2016

South Carolina’s Mount Pleasant Police Department has received a donated unmanned aircraft system (UAS), as well as approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin officer training. According to a Facebook post from the department, the DJI Inspire 1 [Read More]

Texas Drone Service Provider Expands Training to First Responders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2016

Burleson, Texas-based Argus Rising says it is now offering certified drone training for law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel. The company has four courses available for law enforcement: boot camp, search and rescue, crime scene photography with orthometrics, and [Read More]

Quadcopter and Flotation Device Carry Out Successful Water-Rescue Demo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

Germany-based microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (the German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to rescue a drowning swimmer. A team from microdrones, DLRG Horneburg and RESTUBE used a microdrones [Read More]

BZ Media, Skylogic Report Assesses Drones in Public Safety, First Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2016

BZ Media LLC, host of InterDrone, has announced the third in its series of examinations of the hype and reality behind certain vertical commercial drone markets. This latest white paper is entitled “The Truth About Drones in Public Safety and [Read More]