Sign in to follow this  
Isabella | UAV Coach

NYPD Acquires 14 Drones for New Unmanned Aircraft System Program

Recommended Posts

The NYPD, the largest municipal police department in the U.S. recently unveiled their new UAS/Drone Program.

The Department has acquired 14 new drones and brought on licensed NYPD officers to operate them as part of the program. Fittingly, the drones will be operated by the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU). Learn more on our blog: https://uavcoach.com/nypd-drones

We want to hear your thoughts on drones, public safety, and emergency services. Share your thoughts in the comments. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since NYPD is going to use UAV's only in certain scenarios, I wonder about the flying skills of the pilot. I doubt that they will log as many flying hours as we, in the private sector. Additionally, Dji GEO fencing will lock out/ delay flying in certain airspace, where time is of the essence in emergencies.  They should contract out aerial cinematography services, to the professionals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They aren’t looking for Aerial cinematography services. Even if they were, how would contracting with professionals meet the needs of emergency responders?

They should stop buying toys and start training officers how to safely deploy UAVs that can provide persistent survailance and more standoff.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Welcome to UCCF.

    The UAV Coach Community Forum is actively moderated by the UAV Coach team and offered to help serve those in the UAV industry. Use this space to meet and greet, to ask and answer questions, to share what you're working on, etc. Have fun, play nice, and fly safe! :)

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      3,613
    • Total Posts
      17,849