New Police Unmanned Aircraft System Program

The New York Police Department (NYPD) will launch its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program. The program consists of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and the training program for their NYPD operators from the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU). The program will contribute to public safety through its employment in search and rescue missions, accessing crime scenes, handling hostage situations and hazardous-material incidents. These devices will be deployed solely by licensed members of TARU who have gone through vigorous training, according to The Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) provides specialized investigative equipment and tactical support to all bureaus within the NYPD, from officers on patrol to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU). The unit’s expertise in audio/visual technology helps enhance investigations through the recovery of surveillance video footage; record police action at large-scale demonstrations and arrest situations; and provide crucial live video to incident commanders during ongoing emergency situations. Continue> #drone#drones #uav #uas #Police #DroneExpert #DroneOperator #NFPA #EmergencyServices #NYPD

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