Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mesa County Sheriff's Office UAS program featured in national publication

Deputy Derek Johnson launching 
Falcon fixed wing unmanned system.
MESA COUNTY, Colo - Mesa County Sheriff's Office UAS program was featured by the Justice Technology Information Center or JTIC. 

The JTIC is a a program of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Program, and U.S. Department of Justice.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office
SWAT team training with UAV
The organization spent time with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office to learn about the way it uses Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS.  JTIC is using Mesa County as a model to show other law enforcement agencies how to use the technology to solve crime.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is one of the pioneers of UAS use by law enforcement in the United States.

The agency uses UAS to photograph and process crime scenes, assist with search and rescue operations, and help with other emergencies. 

Draganflyer X4 ES
Mesa County Sheriff's Office UAV

JTIC created a video featuring the Mesa County Sheriff's Office showing how UAS works and offers tips to other law enforcement agencies considering starting up a UAS programs.

You can watch the video here.