Public safety organizations across the country are investing in drone technology to serve their communities. But as town governments add drones to the budget line, it’s often left to the department to figure out how to purchase a drone and implement a program. Here are 3 things every fire and police department should know before making an investment in drone equipment.
#1. Application is everything. (And budget is a close second.)
Before looking at drones, you’ll need to find out exactly how your department plans to use the drone. Applications vary widely and are evolving all the time – from monitoring a fire and crew from the air to search and rescue; suspect recovery, both during the day and at night; traffic management; accident reconstruction; and crowd monitoring. (For more ideas and demonstrations of applications, check out this short video.) The type