NBAA Convention News

Unmanned Safety Institute, Florida Police Sponsor Workshop

 - October 29, 2016, 11:15 AM
Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) in September announced a partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police to provide the law enforcement community in Florida with safety and security training on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

The organizations will co-sponsor a workshop, “Responding to UAS Intrusions” that will cover a variety of topics related to unmanned aircraft, including the threats posed by UAS to critical infrastructure; types of UAS operators; response protocols; best practices; and federal and state legal enforcement authorities. The first workshop will be held at the Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge on November 18.

This partnership between FOP and USI allows us to offer innovative and real-world training to law enforcement officers throughout Florida who encounter this threat every day,” said Shawn Dunlap, FOP Orlando chapter president. “Drone use continues to proliferate, and we are ready to support our law enforcement community with training that is relevant and practical.”

Cincinnati-based Argus International (Booth 3435), which provides business management software and solutions to the aviation industry, acquired USI in April. Founded in 2014 and based in Orlando, USI provides safety training, certification and management of UAS.

With over 3 million drones projected to be flying in the United States this year, the threat of an incident occurring increases exponentially,” said Aaron Greenwald, USI president. “We think it is absolutely vital that all law enforcement officers across the country have a deep understanding of this technology and how to appropriately respond to unauthorized activity in the event an incident occurs.”

For further information on the Responding to UAS Intrusions workshop, call 1-877-525-SAFE or e-mail safety@argus.aero.