If you see a drone buzzing over your head in Hemet, it may very well belong to police. While the drone may offer police critical information, the ACLU is keeping an eye on the department’s use to see if it’ll raise privacy red flags. Christina Gonzalez
Flying Lion, Inc., is proud to announce the first formalized Drone as First Responder (DFR) Air Support Officer (ASO) training. DFR programs enable the immediate dispatch of a drone in response to a 911 call for the purpose of real-time aerial situational awareness, in advance of, and to support ground units to enhance community and first responder safety.
The police department partnered with Flying Lion, which has supplied drones to other police departments across the Southland, for a 30-day trial. Once the trial period concludes, authorities will decide if the program is a good fit for the community. The Hemet Police Department is the first police department in Riverside County to introduce a […]
The DFR response provides information that helps to increase or decrease priority which ensures that the appropriate resources are responding. It is clear to see the value of the DFR program through de-escalation, returning units to service more quickly, enhancing safety and protecting the community. Iain Hoey
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 […]