Navigating all the nuances of starting your own drone program can be challenging. In this episode, Anthony DeMolina of Tactical Drone Concepts will share some considerations to keep in mind when starting your drone program. We'll also discuss training courses and consulting services offered by Tactical Drone Concepts to help you get your drone program started on the right foot without all the headaches, surprises, and unforeseen mishaps.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know your objectives – Evaluate and understand your objectives for your drone program before you begin training, purchasing equipment, and implementing polices. Depending on your use case, the training, equipment and policies can be vastly different.
  • Your imagination may be holding you back – There are so many potential uses for drones and the technology continues to evolve. Your imagination is the only limitation for how drones can be deployed to advance your mission.
  • A drone is not an independent tool – We must stop thinking of drones as a stand-alone tool to be used independently. Drones can be deployed in combination with other assets such as your SWAT team, K9 team, and even in conjunction with other aircraft.

Chapter Markers:

  • 00:03:00 – A drone is not an independent tool
  • 00:04:32 – The hazard of taking shortcuts when building your drone program
  • 00:06:49 – How Tactical Drone Concepts can help you begin your drone program
  • 00:12:37 – Over-reliance on autonomy
  • 00:14:50 – Selecting drone operators
  • 00:16:54 – Training for night operations
  • 00:17:14 – The Tactical Operators Course
  • 00:17:52 – The Counter-Drone Course
  • 00:18:26 – Creating policies for your drone program
  • 00:19:04 – Selecting the right drone to fit your objectives
  • 00:20:52 – The banning of Chinese-made drones
  • 00:23:44 – Public perception of drones
  • 00:25:17 – Considerations for surveillance operations
  • 00:28:56 – Possible uses for your drone program
  • 00:32:45 – Drone operations for interior spaces
  • 00:35:19 – Mapping traffic accidents
  • 00:40:53 – Private Security uses
  • 00:42:46 – A real-life use case of a search and rescue mission
  • 00:44:34 – Chula Vista (CA) PD's Drones as a First Responder program
  • 00:46:02 – Anthony's background
  • 00:52:27 – What you should be asking yourself before you start your drone program
  • 00:54:49 – Considerations for choosing the right training/implementation partner for your drone program
  • 00:57:43 – How to contact Anthony DeMolina and Tactical Drone Concepts

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