Potential collaboration and simulation with Oklahoma's State Fire Marshal and surrounding city/county fire and law enforcement personnel, will all help to ensure that they have the tools and preparation necessary to carry out their responsibilities for the safety and protection of Oklahoma citizens. Below are examples of opportunities for testing, demonstration projects, and research; these efforts enhance professional qualifications and set the stage for career advancement and even entrepreneurship:

  • wildfires
  • prescribed burns
  • flooding events
  • lost children
  • lost elderly
  • escaped criminals and
  • drone-related criminal activity




photo by FelixMeissner


Thermal imaging and video from UAS can locate lost children and elderly as well as escapees from jail or prison.

UAS monitoring forest for fires

picture by tasnim.com

From invading privacy to smuggling drugs over jail walls, more criminals are turning to flying drones - forcing law enforcement to learn new skills to find them. Governments are struggling to legislate fast enough to keep pace with growing criminal activities. As a result, more law enforcement teams are turning to drone-forensic expertise. Drones deliver much more than drugs to prisoners: they're being used to fly in mobile phones, SIM cards, USB drives, DVD players, hacksaw blades, and knives. This makes the identification of the drone pilot crucial for law enforcement. It's all part of the new complex digital ecosystem. Terrorist organizations are even weaponizing drones which makes forensics all the more critical as well. This, unquestionably, constitutes an existential threat to civilian safety. Worrisome is the fact that some drone platforms can carry 15kg (32 lb.) payloads which means they could even fly international missions as drone ranges increase making it more than possible for bio-weapons - like anthrax – and worse that could be dispersed by a drone.

pictures by cops.usdoj.gov


located in Cleveland & McClain Counties, Oklahoma