Across the nation, man law enforcement agencies now routinely deploy drones to enhance public safety, locate fleeing criminals and even to save lives during search and rescues missions. Community support has also been a big success factor in integrating drone programs within the law enforcement tool box. Today, there is yet another crucial law enforcement tool offered 911 Security, in the form of their AirGuard Drone Detection Solution. Please read further regarding how our state of the art drone detection equipment is helping out with the Chula Vista pilot program click here. Also, read our study on law enforcement and community to help improve your program.
With the advancements in technology, there are always drawbacks as well. Hobbyist and commercial drone use is exploding in our airspace, and law enforcement is being tasked with having to address the repercussions of drones causing public fear, disruptions, privacy infringement, and other violations due to flying within restricted airspace just to list a few of the drawbacks.
Despite No-Fly Zones implemented by the FAA that are either permanent or temporary based on entity and events, drones routinely infringe restricted airspace designed to protect the public. Law enforcement is responsible for public safety and are required to identify risks and vulnerabilities for marathons, parades, protests, search and rescues, just to name a few. Drones provide the capability to cause not just a nuance, personal injury, and property damage, but they can provide the path for nefarious acts to cause mass chaos and destruction with the capacity to carry contraband such as chemical agents, guns, grenades and other explosives to wreak havoc.
Even high-profile gangs and the cartel are using drones to spy on law enforcement for witness intimidation, capture video surveillance to gain intel, and are being used to smuggle contraband across the border.
Law enforcement and first responders can start by increasing their situational awareness of potential threats from within their airspace. They should also develop the capability to locate both the drone and drone pilot location. This interdiction capability would then enable real-time response to potential threats or risks to the public safety posed by such drone activity. In addition, procedures and protocols should be developed to guide this drone response capacity to ensure front-line decisions and actions comport with federal, state, local laws. Such an integrated process will help to protect both the community as well as public safety personnel. Knowledge though accurate drone data is a critical component to assessing and mitigating the growing risks posed by the explosion of drone activity among hobbyists, commercial operations and especially malevolent actors who intend to inflict harm on our society.
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