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NYPD Uses Drone to Monitor Suspect During Standoff

NYPD Emergency Service Unit cops were called in to talk to the man, while officers from the department’s Technical Assistance Response Unit used an untethered drone to watch from a window.

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Cape Works with FAA for Approval of First Beyond Visual Line of Sight Provision for Police Drone Program

The precedent-setting BVLOS provision is a major regulatory win for the entire U.S. drone industry. It will not only lay the groundwork for other public safety agencies, but also open the door for other industries to benefit from their successes.

Video: California Department Deploys Drone to Locate Missing Deaf Teen

The Fremont (CA) Police Department recently released video of an incident in February showing how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a thermal imaging camera helped to locate a child missing from a local school for the deaf.

Verizon's 5G First Responder Lab Announces First Cohort

Working together with Responder Corp, Verizon has announced five participating companies for the first cohort of the 5G First Responder Lab, what it calls a first-of-its-kind innovation incubator that will give leading first responder technology companies from around the globe access to 5G technology to develop, test, and refine 5G solutions for public safety.

Russia's Kalashnikov Making Small, Cheap Explosive Drone

The KUB is four feet wide, can fly for 30 minutes at a speed of 80 mph and carries six pounds of explosives, the news release says. That makes it roughly the size of a coffee table that can be guided to explode on a target 40 miles away — the equivalent of a “small, slow and presumably inexpensive cruise missile.”

NYPD Wants Authority to Disable Drones Deemed a Threat

In 2018, Congress passed a law allowing federal law enforcement agencies to disable a drone—including shooting it down—but it would take additional federal legislation to give local law-enforcement agencies like the NYPD the same right.

FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems Inc. has acquired Aeryon Labs Inc., a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets.

LAPD Uses UAV for First Time in Koreatown Standoff

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle for the first time during a standoff between SWAT and a robbery suspect in Koreatown late last week.

They're Watching Your Aircraft

The bad guys can track law enforcement aircraft in flight using a variety of readily available tools.

British Police Investigate Drone Incursion at Heathrow Airport

Departures were halted at Heathrow Airport just west of London on Tuesday due to a reported drone incursion into the airspace.