Police Stories August 18

In the town of Linn, the Wisconsin Police department recently made the move to purchase drone technology to ensure public safety. The police now have three DJI drones in their arsenal to help out in various ways.

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Police Stories August 11

A drone was brought in during a police standoff in Hayward, California, after a gunman refused to come out and surrender to police. That’s because he was asleep in his bed while the police remained outside.

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Police Stories August 7

The Western Australia (WA) police force have shared its plans to train 60 drone pilots and purchase more than 40 drones over the next 12 months. The police drones will be used to patrol metropolitan and regional areas in emergencies such as land or marine searches.

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Police Stories July 9

Chula Vista Police Department has received a special FAA approval in a first to fly drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) at a low altitude. The special FAA waiver has taken the police department months to get and resulted in the collaboration between Skydio and the San Diego UAS Integration Pilot Program.

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Police Stories July 3

A drone has had a near miss with a police helicopter in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during a procession for a fallen police sergeant on Wednesday. The near miss was captured by a bystander filming the procession when he noticed the drone flying near the helicopter.

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Police Stories July 2

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama is planning to use drones to enhance public and officer safety after 18 months of training and the purchase of DJI drones. The Sheriff’s Office enlisted Adorama Business Solutions to help purchase and set the drones up.

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