Drones have become valuable tools for giving police officers airborne eyes on active scenes, such as responding to emergencies, conducting search and rescue missions, and for collecting evidence from privileged vantage points. However, traditional manual drones require heavy training and impose a high cognitive load on officers that should be focused on the mission. Join our webinar to learn why Skydio autonomous drones represent the next step in the evolution of UAS for public safety applications. By leveraging this next generation of aerial intelligence, public safety agencies can improve the teams’ operations, increase safety for their personnel and move drones from valuable to indispensable force multipliers.
The webinar will feature Fritz Reber, a former Captain of the Chula Vista Police Department, where he served as UAS Commander and developed the agency’s internationally recognized Drone-as-First-Responder (DFR) program in partnership with the FAA’s San Diego Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The webinar will be hosted by Alex Netto, Product Marketing Manager at Skydio.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
<>Skydio’s background serving first responders
<>How Autonomy revolutionizes public safety operations
<>Skydio solutions and their practical applications
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend Dial-in available? (listen only)
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Head of Public Safety, Skydio Fritz Reber is the Head of Public Safety Integration at Skydio. Before Skydio, Fritz was the UAS Commander with the Chula Vista Police Department. He retired after 27 years as the Patrol Captain in 2018. While at CVPD he developed and worked to implement the Drone as First Responder (DFR) Program and Live911. He authored the agency’s Concept of Operations for the IPP submission and co-authored the safety case for the CVPD BVLOS waiver as well as the recent Tactical BVLOS waiver. VIEW PROFILE
Product Marketing Manager, Skydio Alex Netto is a Product Marketing Manager at Skydio. Prior to Skydio, Alex spent three years leading the demand generation team for Enterprise UAS. While at Enterprise UAS, Alex acquired hands-on experience on a wide variety of drone platforms and sensors, including DJI, FLIR, senseFly, and Autel. He also produced extensive drone use case content for DSLRpros.com and Dronefly.com. Alex has a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Oregon and is working on his Masters of Business Administration from California State University Northridge.
Police Officer with the City of Dunn in North CarolinaChris is the department’s sUAS Program Coordinator, a Task Force Officer (TFO) with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and serves as Technical Adviser to the NC Criminal Justice Information Network Board (CJIN) for Unmanned Systems. He is a retired U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officer and also served in the U.S. Navy. He has extensive experience in the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) industry as a Master Trainer and served as a SUAS Operator during a fifteen month deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom with the 82nd Airborne Division. Chris is FAA Part 107 Certified, an Instructor for multiple Unmanned System Platforms, and is a Public Safety Diver/ Instructor.