The Chula Vista Police Department is bringing great news for the drone enthusiasts around the world. According to them, they will be ensuring public transparency in their drone program. This strategy will make it easy for the public to understand the drone location, flight tracking and the reason behind drone deployment.
How will police department revolutionize the drone program?
Since 2018, the Chula Vista Police Department (CPVD) has been drones as part of their plans. On 2nd October 2021, the police department announced their plans about the drone program. They had the objective of making their drone objectives more transparent. If it successful, it may give the politicians a run for their money and increase awareness within the general public.
“Transparency and accountability are key components in the success of our drone program which has been an invaluable tool in maintaining the safety of our officers and the public. We pride ourselves on ensuring the public has access to our drone flight information in upholding the trust of our community.” statement from Chula Vista Police Department Chief Roxana Kennedy.
“CVPD staff on regular patrol have been asked to take note of large gatherings (more than 10), businesses that should not be open or people using the city’s parks, which are closed for safety. Staff are considering how a drone program may improve communication with the public under certain limited circumstances. Specifically, the department is considering one strategy to use drone mounted speakers to communicate and reach vulnerable populations in inaccessible areas of the city, like large urban canyons with homeless encampments.” statement from police department in March 2020
Earlier in 2021, CPVD’s achievements grew even further. They became the first department in the United States to get authorization from the FAA to launch from anywhere across the globe. The department says that they have received a report of 7000 emergency responses since the start of the program. You can visit the flight page of the CPVD program right now.