Drone usages in the recent years are exploding and are expanding. It provides great value and the police departments are making use of it to the best. Right from emergency scenes monitoring to rescuing operations to finding missing people, the police departments are making use of drone technology in life-saving and creative ways.
Here are a few ways that police departments use drones:
Mapping high locations
Police makes use of aerial data mainly in the cities, such as schools and malls to map high locations. During an emergency, fire, or some shooter scenario, there may be an evacuation required or some tactical response. In such situation, the orthomosaic maps collect data by drone and this helps law enforcement to understand the situation better and can be ready for the arriving scene they will have to face.
For instance, during a shooter scenario, having aerial data creating perfect map means it can help law enforcement to find exit points for evacuations or even entry points to confront the shooter, thereby they can cover all the other possible openings.
Document crime scenes
There are times when you do not get enough time to get in person in a crime scene, and in case you are present in the situation, yet there are possibilities you miss out something. Having an orthomosaic map is of immense help as it allows investigators to get a clear detail of the crime scene, even after leaving the scene.
Surveying disaster sites
Drones help in understanding the damage caused by storm, flood, earthquake or some major disaster. Aerial data through drone helps protecting the responders and they offer information to the emergency personnel when needed most. They enter the scene and so risk is avoided. During storm or hurricane, the drone surveys the neighborhoods, assesses the damage caused, informs the place to first divert the resources, and looks for people trapped in vehicles or homes.
Search and Rescue
UAVs certainly help emergency responders and police officers in finding lost or missing people. In a short time, covering large areas is possible only by drone and so lives can be saved and the required medical care may be given.
Traffic management and accident
Drones provide information during traffic accidents by observing the accident magnitude and the traffic flow impact. This information given by drone helps in redirecting traffic and also in assisting the emergency incoming units, making the response efficient.