Aerial surveillance allows officers to understand target activity, via real-time imaging from either thermal or image-based camera systems saving time, cost, and officer resources. Tactical Drone Operations can help Police officers overcome one of the greatest challenge facing the emerging UAV industry: the adversen public perception that these technologies are a real threat to the safety and privacy of everyone in America.
We will focus on the challenges faced by police officers and first responders, including those who protect America’s critical infrastructure:
- Procedures and Tools
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Public and private partnerships
- No-fly zones
Active Shooter Scenario
Where UAVs can be used to get accurate information of where the shooter is and to clear areas of the environment to ensure the safety of police officers.
Fugitive Pursuit Scenario
A view from above can help apprehend a suspect, even if they flee under the cover of darkness. A view from above, visual or with IR, can quickly determine where the suspect is without putting any officers in danger.
Accident Reconstruction Scenario
Officers can quickly record an accident scene in 2D or 3D, for later assembly of data for court appearances, reporting, or archiving. Coupled with tools such as Drone Deploy, PhotoModeler® or Pix4D®, accident scenes may be rapidly captured and cleared.
Officers can quickly determine where the traffic can be directed to in case of a street blocking or accident. Quickly and safely, the view from above can help make quick decisions that can safely redirect traffic.
An orthomosaic is an aerial photo corrected such that the scale is uniform: the photo has the same lack of distortion as a map. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an orthophotograph can be used to measure distances. Using this technology, a police officer can document a crime, accident or fire scene within minutes of arriving on-site.