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Video: AZ Police Department Uses Drone to Find 3 Missing Children

November 3, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ, Police used a drone to track down three missing kids who planned to run away after they left an after-school program.

AZ Police Department Uses Drone to Find 3 Missing Children

November 3, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ, Police used a drone to track down three missing kids who planned to run away after they left an after-school program. More Here.

Video: L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program

October 17, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to allow police to use drones in a one-year pilot program. Opponents of the plan were gathering outside LAPD headquarters downtown to protest the vote.

L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program

October 17, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to allow police to use drones in a one-year pilot program. Opponents of the plan were gathering outside LAPD headquarters downtown to protest the vote. More Here.

Panel OKs Guidelines for Los Angeles Police Department Drone Program

October 11, 2017
The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Tuesday for a drone program the LAPD wants to create.

Florida Police Agency Uses Drones to Assess Hurricane Damage

October 1, 2017
As Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast, this police agency deployed drones to document current conditions. After Irma made landfall, the agency sent drones out again to assess storm damage and provide information about what areas were hit the worst. Learn more about their UAS program.

Boston PD Buys Drones, to Consult Community Before Deployment

September 26, 2017
Boston police said they have purchased drones with the intent of using them to capture a bird's-eye view of crime scenes, but none has yet been deployed.

Proposed LAPD Drone Testing Program Opposed at Public Meetings

August 24, 2017
As Los Angeles police pitched their plan to fly drones Wednesday night in a series of forums held across the city, the reaction was less positive than they might have hoped.

Smugglers Use Drone to Fly Meth Over Mexican Border Into San Diego

August 21, 2017
Ten minutes later, federal authorities had busted what they say is their first confirmed case of drug smuggling by drone in San Diego County.

Video: VA Rescue Crew Uses Drones to Help Rescue Man Trapped by Tree

August 18, 2017
Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew and Pittsylvania County (VA) Sheriff's Office used drones to aid them in rescuing a logger pinned down across a river after a tree fell on one of his hands.

VA Rescue Crew Uses Drones to Help Rescue Man Trapped by Tree

August 18, 2017
Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew and Pittsylvania County (VA) Sheriff's Office used drones to aid them in rescuing a logger pinned down across the Dan River Tuesday after a tree fell on one of his hands. More Here.

LAPD Asks Police Commission to Approve Drone Program

August 9, 2017
LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala presented the department’s plan for a pilot program for limited use of drones to the Board of Police Commissioners, which was not required to vote on the pilot program Tuesday and took no action. More Here.

SWAT in the 21st Century

August 3, 2017

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

American Military University Offers Free Webinar on Drone/UAV Threats

March 2, 2017
AMU says drones have become a significant threat to secure facilities, including prisons, government buildings, power plants, and even public safety officials. The webinar will examine the overall threat of UAVs and discuss recent cases where drones have threatened secure locations and public safety officials .

How Can Officers Address Drone Threats?

March 1, 2017

What can police officers do if a drone is determined to be a threat? Threats from these devices are not limited to complaints of low-flying drones, but include danger to commercial airliners, government buildings and correctional facilities, to name a few. There are approximately 100 close calls or sightings every month between commercial airliners and drones.

LASD to Deploy UAV to Aid Deputies Working Bomb and Hostage Incidents

January 13, 2017
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday that his agency will begin deploying an unmanned aerial device to aid deputies responding to arson scenes, suspected bombs and hostage situations, but he promised the device would not be used to surveil residents.

Getting Your Unmanned Aircraft Program Off the Ground

August 12, 2016

Because of relaxed FAA requirements for law enforcement operations of unmanned aircraft, now is a very good time for agencies to consider adding "drones" to their emergency response resources.

Dutch Police Train Eagles to Take Down Drones

February 2, 2016
The Dutch police have partnered with Guard From Above, a raptor training company based in The Hague, to determine whether eagles could be used as intelligent, adaptive anti-drone weapon systems. More Here.

Video: Dutch Police Train Eagles to Take Down Drones

February 2, 2016
The Dutch police have partnered with Guard From Above, a raptor training company based in The Hague, to determine whether eagles could be used as intelligent, adaptive anti-drone weapon systems.

FLIR and DJI Announce Collaboration for Commercial Drones with Thermal Imaging

December 10, 2015
FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced a new technology collaboration with established drone industry company DJI Innovations. Under the strategic arrangement, the companies also announced plans to develop their first joint product.
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