Drones are set to play a heavier role in global law enforcement as a result of a new partnership.
Axon, a connected law enforcement technologies provide, has teamed up with DJI, a civilian drone and aerial imaging technology manufacturer.
The partnership framework allows Axon to sell DJI drones directly to public safety and law enforcement agencies worldwide through the new Axon Air program.
Axon and DJI’s partnership was announced at the third annual Axon Accelerate conference for more than 1,500 police, security, legal and technology professionals from around the world.
Drones currently available for sale through the Axon Air program include: Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 1, and Matrice 210.
“As the requirements and demands of unmanned aircraft programs grow, Axon is partnering with agencies to build out solutions that meet the complexities and requirements of public safety,” said Axon’s EVP of worldwide products, Todd Basche.
“Together, we will focus on creating situational awareness, advanced evidence collection and program management tools that will allow agencies to manage their drone program alongside their body camera and in-car video systems.”
Michael Perry, managing director of North America at DJI, added: “DJI’s partnership with Axon allows law enforcement agencies to add drone capabilities and data services through the same trusted provider they rely on for the tools, data and support they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.
“Law enforcement agencies are rapidly adopting drones for their work, and often need guidance on how to establish a drone program and integrate it into their departments. DJI’s Axon Air partnership will strengthen and enhance law enforcement’s ability to protect public safety, respond to emergencies and save lives.”