Choosing the right equipment for your police drone program can be confusing. That's why we've put together this helpful guide to finding the right law enforcement drone equipment.Read More
Learn about the FAA COA process, FAA 107 rules, FAACOA, and FAA drone enforcement in this informative blog about police department drone certification with the FAA.Read More
3/18/2019 - Robotics Business Review
The first-ever authorization for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for a public safety organization has been granted to the Chula Vista, Calif., Police Department. The police department has been working closely with the FAA, Cape, and Skyfire Consulting to finalize the COA, “which will open the doors for future drone integration across industries.”
6/29/17 - Advantagenews.com
“Ultimately, its resources are endless,” Detective Jared Fravell of the Investigations Division said. “It’s just an extension of law enforcement itself.” One of the department’s six pilots, Patrol Deputy Darren Onwiler, demonstrated the drone’s payload capability as he steered it to an officer in a pickup truck and dropped a life jacket. Onwiler also maneuvered the drone near a utility tower and zoomed in for a close-up view of bolts as he operated the machine from a screen-equipped controller.
5/15/17 - DJI Enterprise News
The suburbs of Decatur, Georgia host the typical daytime scene. Families relax inside, couples walk their impatient dog along the regular neighborhood route, and kids joyously run up and down the sidewalks along South McDonough Street. But at one address, a growing plume of smoke rises, jolting this peaceful community into full alarm.
4/28/17 - Newsledge.com
Consulting companies have already sprung up to help departments in all 50 states. SkyFire Consulting is owned and operated by former public safety officials to help local agencies with training, and certification with drones. The company also promises to help obtain a blanket COA from the FAA to operate in restricted zones.Read More
1/25/2019 - CBS 46
Matt Sloane is the CEO of the Atlanta Drone Group. He works with hundreds of police and fire agencies across the country, teaching first responders about the benefits of drones.
“Once you put a drone with a camera attached into the air, it gives you a different perspective on everything,” says Sloane.Read More
1/25/2019 - PoliceOne.com
A key attraction at SHOT Show every year is the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), which features presentations on the application of technology and training methods, and the latest strategies for successful response and engagement on scene. As part of the session titled Counter Ambush: Care Under Fire, the use of drones for surveillance, tracking and delivery of materials was addressed.
8/14/2018 - The Drive
With the help of Skyfire Consulting, The Georgetown Police Department (GPD) in Kentucky has been using drones to find missing persons, locate stolen vehicles and suspects fleeing from crime scenes, and document infrastructural failures. According to News-Graphic, the primary motivation to purchase the aerial equipment was a sharp rise in vehicle break-ins, and an urge to stay in lockstep with practical technological innovation.
1/26/18 - AirMed & Rescue Magazine
Skyfire Consulting has announced that its drone program developed for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), US, has been given Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval. Skyfire is a safety-focused drone consultancy that offers drone equipment, public safety-focused training, FAA consulting, grant assistance and service/repairs to help US first responder services to develop and maintain in-house drone programs for their departments.
1/9/18 - DigitalTrends
Determined to improve public safety, SkyFire Consulting works with police and fire departments to implement the use of drones in varying aspects of their efforts. SkyFire’s work is mainly done behind the scenes as it aids Federal Aviation Administration training and certification for public safety departments.
Navigating the FAA regulations around operating fire service and law enforcement drone programs can be very tricky. That's why we've broken down the public agency certificate of authorization (COA) for the FAA.Read More
Part 107 regulations can be confusing, but here's a handy guide to everything you need to know to get started.Read More
Everything you need to know about FAA Blanket and Jurisdictional Certificates of Authorization (COA).Read More
We get a ton of questions about COA, so we decided to put together this helpful guide to jurisdictional and blanket COAs.Read More