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Aircraft drones - the latest innovative tools for public safety [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jul 25, 2017 4:45:37 PM

Drones armed with cameras and sensor payloads have been used by military and border control agencies for decades to improve situational awareness. Today's unmanned aerial vehicles have been brought to market - making them an invaluable tool for law enforcement.Police and fire departments around the country have a new equipment category to consider: drone aircraft. 

Public safety leaders consider their use multifaceted and have proposed many exciting roles. These could range from searching for missing persons to pinpointing the exact location of fires and supporting arson investigations. They offer SWAT teams the ability to have real-time 'eyes-on' hostage situations. And they can provide law enforcement with a new perspective on vehicle crashes or crime scene investigations.

Like any new technology, drones have the potential to transform public safety. In order to implement a successful drone program, agency users must complete specialized training to gain FCC commercial certification. Scheduled training and certification results can be tracked using workforce management software designed for public safety. What's more, drone issuance, returns and maintenance can be tracked throughout each drone's lifecycle.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more information on how technology is being used by the public safety workforce.

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As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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