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Don Redmond on Chula Vista PD’s groundbreaking drone program

The agency’s Drone as First Responders program deploys at-the-ready drones from the top of buildings to calls for service and critical incidents



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With 4,300 missions under its duty belt, the Chula Vista Police Department’s drone program isn’t just breaking deployment records, it is also reinventing how law enforcement agencies use UAS and drone technology.

In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley speaks with retired Chula Vista PD Captain Don Redmond about how the agency is using drones as first responders.


2021 guide to drones in law enforcement (eBook)

It is hard to think of any technology that has seen such rapid and widespread integration into law enforcement operations as drones. The number of agencies using UAS has skyrocketed, as has the number of use cases for police drones. It is the diversity and affordability of this new technology that makes it so invaluable for police departments.


Policing Matters law enforcement podcast with host Jim Dudley features law enforcement and criminal justice experts discussing critical issues in policing