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CORONA PD DEPLOYS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY

Post Date:02/07/2019 4:35 PM

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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                          
February 7, 2019

CORONA PD DEPLOYS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY

CORONA, CA– The Corona Police Department is excited to announce the deployment of our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team which goes into service today February 7, 2019. The UAS team will help enhance the safety and service the department provides the community through leveraging cost-effective technology.

The activation of the team represents the culmination of over 56 hours of specialized pilot training and the development of a robust department policy that reflects our continued commitment to respecting the privacy of the public as well as emphasizing safe operations. UAS

The team consists of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified UAS pilots that are capable of supporting an array of both traditional and non-traditional police activities.  These activities include search and rescue, supporting fire operations, aiding in the location and apprehension of fleeing criminals, and any other instance where the safety of the public and our officers require the unique capabilities of the UAS.

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“The UAS pilots were chosen from patrol and are highly trained in UAS technology.  The pilots may use the UAS during calls for service if the situation warrants its use and it is approved by a supervisor,” said Sergeant Jason Morris. “As a matter of privacy, the Corona Police Department does not conduct ‘routine patrol’ or ‘surveillance’ flights.  If you see the UAS in operation, we are actively working a police call for service.  We welcome your comments and hope to address any questions or concerns you may have.”

If you would like to learn more about this program, please email Sergeant Jason Morris at  Jason.Morris@CoronaCA.gov

 

 

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov. 

Media Contact

Sergeant Chad Fountain
Public Information Officer
951-736-2280
Chad.Fountain@CoronaCA.gov

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