Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The Brunswick Police Departments Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are a very powerful and versatile officer and community safety tools.  Lightweight and easy to transport, UAVs can be quickly deployed to assist Police in enhancing public safety, and search and rescue operations.  The UAVs will utilize a high-definition camera and/or forward-looking infrared camera system to provide real-time situational awareness, which will help public safety officers in locating both suspects and victims.

In addition to providing situational awareness to public safety, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program will assist in crime scene reconstruction, and disaster management.  The UAV program will have the added benefit of enhancing safety to first responders by limiting their exposure to the dangers of natural disasters, and chemical and biological threats. 

The UAVs are incident driven and will never be used for routine patrol.  Below is a list of the situations in which the UAV may be utilized:

  • Barricaded Suspects
  • Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Hostage Situations
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Search & Rescue Operations
  • Fires
  • Disaster Management
  • Critical Missing Persons Investigations
  • CBRNE Incident (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive)
  • Supporting Search and Arrest Warrant Operations
  • Perimeter Searches and Security for Armed and/or Felony Suspects
  • Routine Training (public places)