Bloomberg - BHPD DFR Program Drone

Bloomberg published a terrific article on the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Drone as First Responder (DFR) program and mentioned Flying Lion multiple times including quotes from our founder Barry Brennan.


Flying Lion’s Brennan says that, during high-risk traffic stops or pursuits, Hawkeye can peer down into the passenger cabin of a car to see if a suspect has a weapon or is hiding evidence within the car.

“That 34% decrease in property crime was “significant,” “That 34% decrease in property crime was “significant,” Stainbrook told CityLab”

Read the whole article here:

The last and perhaps most promising deployment of drones lies in the Drone as a First Responder (DFR) program, which resulted from an FAA pilot project and began with the Chula Vista Police Department in California. The DFR program launches a drone at the time of 9-1-1 dispatch and is designed to provide eyes on the scene prior to the arrival of ground units. The drone provides invaluable real-time situational awareness by streaming live video to officers before they reach the scene. The Chula Vista drones are flown remotely by teleoperators provided by Flying Lion.

Charles Werner