Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama, has announced it will incorporate drone technology into its operation for the purposes of public safety.
The office has enlisted Adorama Business Solutions, a New York-based technology resource for corporate, educational, and government institutions, to help with the purchase and integration of the drones.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office was inspired to make the move by the savings that can be made by utilising a drone rather than a helicopter in surveillance missions.
Adorama Business Solutions recommended a suite of DJI products, including the DJI Matrice 200, DJI Inspire, DJI Mavic Pro 2, DJI Mavic Air, and DJI Spark.
The office said that since the implementation of the drones speed, safety and efficiency of search and rescue and surveillance missions has increased.
They are also being used in crime scene photography, SWAT team operations and other missions.
“The use of drone technology as part of our operations enables us to respond to more situations than we could before, increasing both officer and Baldwin County resident safety,” said Lt. Daniel Steelman of Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. “From capturing overhead images of crowds and roads, to observing large areas of lands or bodies of water, Baldwin County has been able to expand our drone applications as technology evolves.”