New emerging technologies have changed the way police and law enforcement professionals fight crime and maintain law and order. Guns, patrol cars, and radios aren’t the only tools police use to do their work. See how drones help public safety agencies.
As shown in the following Infographic, around 347 U.S. agencies are currently using drones as part of their approach to public safety and law enforcement and even accounted for a 518 percent increase in drone use over 24 months.
The Six Key Uses
Search and Rescue – In most terrains that are hard to reach, a drone fitted with a zoom and/or thermal camera can easily give a real-time view of the situation of lost or injured people even at night.
Traffic Collision Reconstruction – A combination of mapping software and aerial photography offers investigators a better way to analyze and present accident reports.
Active Shooter Investigation – When investigating a highly-dangerous active shooter scenario, deploying a drone is a safer way to get a real-time intel that can be used to assess the situation.
Crime Scene Analysis – With an aerial view of the crime scene, investigators can check other angles that they might have missed, allowing them to have a deeper analysis of the events that happened.
Surveillance – Drones equipped with zoom cameras offer a new point of view for investigating illegal operations or people of interest without compromising safety.
Crowd monitoring – In situations of large gatherings or events, a live aerial view from a drone allows law enforcement to check suspicious characters through the crowd, or see if anyone in the crowd needs assistance.