County of Dinwiddie awards Advexure Unmanned for Buy of Search & Rescue Drone – Drones Information
DINWIDDIE, VA – Advexure Unmanned Systems has been awarded a multi-year award
Contract for a first purchase of a DJI Matrice 300 RTK, accessories, software,
Training and support services for USD 28,458 in a joint project with Dinwiddie
Sheriff’s Office and Dinwiddie Public Safety.
According to Deputy Sheriff Charles Lucy, the main function of the drone will be
Search and rescue missions. Dinwiddie County has numerous group homes as well
Adult facilities where people often go away and some die
from exposure to cold or penetration into water.
Advexure Unmanned Systems was selected for purchase by a competitive company
Tender process and has equipped Dinwiddie County with a complete drone system,
Camera payload, training drone for training and certification of new pilots, support
Accessories and training services. In addition, Advexure has equipped Dinwiddie
with DroneSense software, a management platform for live streaming and
Operations Management for Incident Commanders to have a bird’s eye view over
Live stream during a major fire or other incident where aerial photography can be helpful
To direct ground units.
“There has been riots in cities with large crowds. This unity enables us
Minimize exposure to officials when there are major events so we can keep an eye on a major event
Area without having to expose our officers, ”said Lucy. Use of the new drone
However, the system could not start for a few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic
and the process of approving the use. Certification bodies that approve training courses
Credentials for operators of the drone are now restricted due to COVID. Stand
Operating procedures and mutual aid agreements must also be drawn up beforehand
The drone is in use. “This is not used right away, it will take a lot
Officers to operate, and that will take hours of training, ”he said
Advexure has equipped and trained departments to operate similar drones
Systems at Dinwiddies along with many other public safety and search and rescue systems
Drones in dozens of counties in Virginia and across North America. Advexure
Travis Waibel, Director of Public Safety Integration, mentioned that Advexure, the
is headquartered in Los Angeles and has worked extensively with many departments
and agencies across the state of Virginia since around 2016 to drive adoption
the UAS in public safety.
Advexure also works with Dinwiddie’s neighbors in Chesterfield, VA. Chesterfield Police and Fire / Rescue Services recommended the drone system purchased from Dinwiddie because they are of the same model and have recognized its quality and Advexure’s reputation and commitment to public safety.
“Virginia was a state that quickly adopted UAS / drones and had one
Reduce tremendous success in using drones to locate missing people
Risk to first responders and use of technology to increase the efficiency of
Public safety operations, ”said Waibel. Advexure is currently also actively involved
Agencies in Counties Albemarle, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Fredericksburg,
Spotsylvania and with George Mason University. Advexure’s widespread network
Partner agencies have helped to create a regional response to mutual aid
UAS and standardize UAS training and operations across the state. Waibel
added: “Drones are just another tool in the toolbox for law enforcement and law enforcement agencies
To use fire / rescue services ”and“ the Advexure team sees and
Hear successful UAS missions and deployments from our partners in all areas
Facets of public safety across the country. “
Advexure Unmanned Systems was founded in 2012 and is one of the largest in North America
Dealers, distributors and training providers for unmanned drone systems and UAS
Technology solutions. Advexure specializes in drone fleet solutions for the government.
public safety, utilities, inspection, film and cinema in other areas of the company.
The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
For more information about Advexure, visit Advexure.com and @advexure on social media.