An Inside Look at How Police Use Drones Ft. Wayne
DRONELIFE is honored to publish this guest post by Officer J. Matthew Rowland of the Fort Wayne, IN Police Department, Air Support Unit. DRONELIFE neither accepts nor makes payment for guest posts.
The Fort Wayne Police Department Air Support Unit (ASU) started in 2017. The team was a vision of Lieutenant Jon Bowers all the way back to 2015. The original focus of the team was to provide overwatch for the emergency services team (EST) operations. At the time, the team was developed from two hostage negotiators and two licensed pilots on the police department. As things progressed, it was decided that the group of four would be its own team falling under the…