Regional drone team doesn’t see immediate need for waiver

Chief Pilot Mike Gavere, who is with the Grand Forks Police Department, said the unit is interested in the waiver, but hasn’t seen a drastic need for it yet because most of the work has been either in rural areas or scenes where an area is already controlled.

The regional team is a collaboration between the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Forks Police Department, UND Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Grand Forks Fire Department. Gavere said there are currently nine pilots and seven drones that respond to scenes all over the region, including counties in Minnesota.

“We do a lot of things like respond with law enforcement and fire rescue, so it’ll be a lot of call outs for accident photos — we’ll take accident photos, do a lot of search and rescue for missing victims or drowning victims, fleeing subjects, crime scene photography,” Gavere said.

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Regional drone team doesn’t see immediate need for waiver

Chief Pilot Mike Gavere, who is with the Grand Forks Police Department, said the unit is interested in the waiver, but hasn’t seen a drastic need for it yet because most of the work has been either in rural areas or scenes where an area is already controlled.

The regional team is a collaboration between the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Forks Police Department, UND Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Grand Forks Fire Department. Gavere said there are currently nine pilots and seven drones that respond to scenes all over the region, including counties in Minnesota.

“We do a lot of things like respond with law enforcement and fire rescue, so it’ll be a lot of call outs for accident photos — we’ll take accident photos, do a lot of search and rescue for missing victims or drowning victims, fleeing subjects, crime scene photography,” Gavere said.

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