Professional On-Site DRONE TRAINING Anywhere In The United States.

Steel City Drones Flighty Academy will help you confidently incorporate UAV technology into your law enforcement and/or fire departments!

On-Site DRONE TRAINING Anywhere In The United States.

Drone Training for Public Safety Departments

Our drone training for Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, and Public Safety agencies alike, is fully comprehensive. Whether your department is completely new to drones or looking to acquire upgrades and/or advanced drone training, we are fully equipped and ready to help you meet your goals.

OUR EXPERIENCE 
Steel City Drones Flight Academy has traveled coast-to-coast, providing professional hands-on drone training for both Police and Fire departments. Our drone training experts understand what your team needs and how to get your public service agency flying drones in no time!

DRONES & PUBLIC SERVICE

What benefits do drones offer police and fire departments?

DRONES & PUBLIC SERVICE

What benefits do drones offer police and fire departments?

Search And Rescue

Drones provide the ability to easily integrate Thermal cameras, in turn, allowing police to easily and quickly search large areas to locate lost or hiding persons. Thermal cameras on drones also allow firefighters to potentially find someone hiding in an upper level of a structure that is on fire.

Many drones today are also capable of dropping cell phones, life vests, and/or small packages to people in locations that would, otherwise, be difficult to reach by traditional methods. One huge advantage of using drones for search and rescue is that they can get into smaller areas that helicopters and traditional means cannot. This, in turn, can reduce risk factors that first responders and search teams often deal with during search and rescue missions.

Accident Reconstruction

Drones give police departments the ability to create a 3D orthomosaic model. The technology gives them the ability to get very accurate information down to one-tenth of a foot or better. The use of drones for 3D reconstruction within Law Enforcement is growing in demand. In fact, many police officers are being trained on how to use Pix4D software in conjunction with their drone footage.

Event Monitoring

Drones give police departments the ability to easily monitor event crowds and/or suspicious activity from afar (300 to 600 feet away) without alarming people. The advantages of using this type of surveillance make it easy to see why it is a very popular drone application among police departments.

Hazmat

In addition to dispatching drones into hazardous areas for visual evaluation, equipped drones can be used to also test radiation levels, gas leaks, and overall air quality. Drones in hazmat situations greatly reduce the high-risk factors associated with sending responders into unknown dangerous areas.

Hostage and Swat / Armed Person(s)

When there is a situation that involves an armed suspect, having the ability to get visual access, via drones, in areas that could not be done otherwise (or not without great risk), could make a difference between life and death. It allows law enforcement to have an advantage, to better evaluate and position themselves to potentially deescalate the situation quicker.

After-storm Evaluations

Storms can leave a path of destruction that can become very dangerous to navigate and survey. Drones can reduce this danger by allowing first responders to evaluate and travel over dangerous areas and assess situations quicker and safer; allowing for optimal response to better assist high-risk areas and/or people in need.

Fighting Fire

Even without thermal imaging (as mentioned above) using drones allow fire departments to assess fires more safely. Whether it is a wildfire, a burning house, or a building on fire, the use of drones gives firefighters the ability to better evaluate the situation and create a combat plan that will be more efficient; all while reducing risk.

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SWAT Drone Training

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Training Public Safety Agencies Across The United States!

We make the process easy with our fully comprehensive professional drone training and integration program for public safety departments.

The Best Drones for Public Safety Applications:

Which UAV is right for my public safety department?

Below is list of drone models typically associated to public safety sectors such as law enforcement and fire fighting departments. Each one includes a short list of highlighted features. For more information and to talk about your specific needs, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to assist.

DJI MATRICE 300 RTK

DJI MATRICE 300 RTK

The DJI Matrice 300 RTK is a Game Changing drone for best drones used in Law Enforcement, Firefighter, and EMS departments.
Some of the M300’s highlights are:

  • AI capabilities
  • 6 Directional Sensing and Positioning System
  • UAV health management system
  • 45 minutes’ flight time
  • AES-256 encryption
  • IP45 weather-resistant frame
  • Thermal camera capabilities
  • Extreme durability
  • Picture in Picture capability between thermal & traditional
  • PinPoint: Instantly get precise location data on any subject of interest.
  • Smart Track: Automatically detect and track a moving object, even at extreme distances.
  • Dual Control: Control can be transferred to another operator or shared multi-control (One for flight and another for cameras/payloads)
  • Anti-Collision Beacon: for increased aircraft visibility, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Precision Ground/Mobile Station option

Read our extensive review on the DJI M300 RTK here: DJI Matrice 300 RTK and/or watch our review below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI MATRICE 300 RTK - Review and Test - Police and Fire Fighter Departments
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The DJI Matrice 300 RTK is a Game Changing drone for best drones used in Law Enforcement, Firefighter, and EMS departments.
Some of the M300’s highlights are:

  • AI capabilities
  • 6 Directional Sensing and Positioning System
  • UAV health management system
  • 45 minutes’ flight time
  • AES-256 encryption
  • IP45 weather-resistant frame
  • Thermal camera capabilities
  • Extreme durability
  • Picture in Picture capability between thermal & traditional
  • PinPoint: Instantly get precise location data on any subject of interest.
  • Smart Track: Automatically detect and track a moving object, even at extreme distances.
  • Dual Control: Control can be transferred to another operator or shared multi-control (One for flight and another for cameras/payloads)
  • Anti-Collision Beacon: for increased aircraft visibility, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Precision Ground/Mobile Station option

Read our extensive review on the DJI M300 RTK here: DJI MATRICE 300 RTK EXTENSIVE REVIEW and/or watch our review below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI MATRICE 300 RTK - Review and Test - Police and Fire Fighter Departments

DJI MAVIC 2 ENTERPRISE DUAL

DJI MAVIC 2 ENTERPRISE DUAL

Watch our review on the Mavic 2 Enterprise below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise - Review

The DJI Mavic series is a good aircraft for secondary applications.
Many law enforcement departments call us wanting to know if they can use a Mavic 2 Enterprise as their primary drone, but we do not recommend it. The Mavic series is not wind water resistant, and you cannot easily put it into manual if needed (bad or failed GPS automation).
Having said that, because it is very portable, this aircraft “IS” good when police officers want to keep a drone in their patrol car that they can deploy on site very quickly for a an immediate site assessment.

The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise series is a good aircraft for secondary applications.
Many law enforcement departments call us wanting to know if they can use a Mavic 2 Enterprise as their primary drone, but we do not recommend it. The Mavic series is not wind water resistant, and you cannot easily put it into manual if needed (bad or failed GPS automation).
Having said that, because it is very portable, this aircraft “IS” good when police officers want to keep a drone in their patrol car that they can deploy on site very quickly for a an immediate site assessment.

  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Thermal Camera Capability
  • Spotlight mounting system
  • Beacon integration
  • Speaker/Audio mounting system
  • OcuSync 2.0 Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Top Speed (no wind) of 44.7 mph
  • Wind Speed Resistance between 18mph – 23.6mph
  • Auto Battery Heating Capability
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Thermal Camera Capability
  • Spotlight mounting system
  • Beacon integration
  • Speaker/Audio mounting system
  • OcuSync 2.0 Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Top Speed (no wind) of 44.7 mph
  • Wind Speed Resistance (18mph – 23.6mph)
  • Auto Battery Heating Capability

The DJI Mavic series is a good aircraft for secondary applications.
Many law enforcement departments call us wanting to know if they can use a Mavic 2 Enterprise as their primary drone, but we do not recommend it. The Mavic series is not wind water resistant, and you cannot easily put it into manual if needed (bad or failed GPS automation).
Having said that, because it is very portable, this aircraft “IS” good when police officers want to keep a drone in their patrol car that they can deploy on site very quickly for a an immediate site assessment.

Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual - Public Safety UAV Drone - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual is a greatd aircraft for secondary applications.
Many law enforcement departments call us wanting to know if they can use a Mavic 2 Enterprise as their primary drone, but we do not recommend it. The Mavic series is not water-resistant, and you cannot easily put it into manual if needed (bad or failed GPS automation).

Having said that, because it is very portable, this aircraft “IS” good when police officers want to keep a drone in their patrol car that they can deploy on-site very quickly for immediate site assessment.

  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Thermal Camera Capability
  • Spotlight mounting system
  • Beacon integration
  • Speaker/Audio mounting system
  • OcuSync 2.0 Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Top Speed (no wind) of 44.7 mph
  • Wind Speed Resistance between 18mph – 23.6mph
  • Auto Battery Heating Capability
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Thermal Camera Capability
  • Spotlight mounting system
  • Beacon integration
  • Speaker/Audio mounting system
  • OcuSync 2.0 Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Top Speed (no wind) of 44.7 mph
  • Wind Speed Resistance (18mph – 23.6mph)
  • Auto Battery Heating Capability

Watch our review on the Mavic 2 Enterprise below .

Steel City Drones Flight Academy - DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise - Review

PARROT ANAFI USA

PARROT ANAFI USA

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The  Parrot ANAFI USA is a good alternative for law enforcement and fire departments that need thermal capability but are also required to purchase drones that are manufactured in the USA. 

  • Manufactured in Massachusetts, USA
  • SD card encryption with AES-XTS algorithm and 512-bit key length.
  • Thermal Camera – FLIR Boson® 320 longwave infrared (LWIR)
  • Thermal spectrum up to 4K HDR in visible spectrum)
  •  Hybrid 3-axis stabilization
  • 32x stabilized zoom and stealth capabilities
  • Sensor and EO wide camera for short-range reconnaissance
  • Quick Deployment – Less than a minute.
  • IP53 Water & Dust Resistance
  • Powered by FreeFlight 6
  • Assisted framing or full autonomous flights: define points of interest (POI), waypoints (WP), and landing points with their satellite navigation coordinates (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO)
  • Create a flight plan with pre-set automatic flights and target-tracking
  • Hand launch and hand landing features for difficult terrains
  • Up to 30 mins flight time

The  Parrot ANAFI USA is a good alternative for law enforcement and fire departments that need thermal capability but are also required to purchase drones that are manufactured in the USA. 

  • Manufactured in Massachusetts, USA
  • SD card encryption with AES-XTS algorithm and 512-bit key length.
  • Thermal Camera – FLIR Boson® 320 longwave infrared (LWIR)
  • Thermal spectrum up to 4K HDR in visible spectrum)
  •  Hybrid 3-axis stabilization
  • 32x stabilized zoom and stealth capabilities
  • Sensor and EO wide camera for short-range reconnaissance
  • Quick Deployment – Less than a minute.
  • IP53 Water & Dust Resistance
  • Powered by FreeFlight 6
  • Assisted framing or full autonomous flights: define points of interest (POI), waypoints (WP), and landing points with their satellite navigation coordinates (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO)
  • Create a flight plan with pre-set automatic flights and target-tracking
  • Hand launch and hand landing features for difficult terrains
  • Up to 30 mins flight time

AUTEL EVO II DUAL

AUTEL EVO II DUAL

The Autel EVO 2 Dual is a good option for public safety departments looking for a budget-friendly UAV with thermal capability.

  • FLIR Thermal + 8K Visible Sensor
    Collect two images sets at once with the use of both thermal and visible imagery.
     
  • Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode
    Overlay both your thermal and visible light data in one image with more detail.
  • 40 Minute Max Flight Time
    Standard 7100 mAh rechargeable battery. Up to 35 minutes at a hover.
  • 5.5 Mile Control Range
    Not all users will ever need to travel this far, but a longer range means a strong signal.
  • FLIR Thermal + 8K Visible Sensor
    Collect two images sets at once with the use of both thermal and visible imagery.

  • Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode
    Overlay both your thermal and visible light data in one image with more detail.

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    40 Minute Max Flight Time
    Standard 7100 mAh rechargeable battery. Up to 35 minutes at a hover.

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    5.5 Mile Control Range
    Not all users will ever need to travel this far, but a longer range means a strong signal.

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