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Abbotsford police say they have a new toy—a drone with multiple uses

 

 

 

 

By fall, three officers will be fully trained in the new drone's operation and capabilities.

 

 

 

 

MEDALS AND SUPER ANNUITY

 

By SGT JUDY BIRD/SUBMITTED PHOTO

JULY

 

he Abbotsford Police Department have brought in a drone, a Matrice 210C Transport Canada Compliant Aircraft, was generously donated by the Abbotsford Police Foundation.  It will be used for aerial photography of serious motor vehicle collisions, outdoor crime scenes, search and rescue, disaster recovery, and for tactical purposes when necessary.  The drone may also be used to view fires and assist with natural disaster response and recovery.

Chief Rich said, “Within a few days of getting this drone up and running, we deployed it to assist in two accident investigations.  We so appreciate having this new equipment to use to improve our response to critical incidents.” 

Currently, the Abbotsford Police’s one UAV pilot is Cst. Rob Hryhorczuk, a private pilot who previously flew small fixed-wing aircraft. By this fall, the Department anticipates having three officers certified to operate the drone.  Training will encompass both ground school and hands-on flight training.

“The Foundation is very pleased to supply this innovative tool to the Abbotsford Police Department.  We would not have been able to do so without the generous support of our donors.“ said Abbotsford Police Foundation President, Kevin Boonstra.

The Abbotsford Police Department would like to express its sincerest thanks to the Abbotsford Police Foundation and the community of Abbotsford for their continued generosity and support of APD policing programs. 

For more information about how to become involved with the Abbotsford Police Foundation, please visit www.abbypf.ca

 

 

 


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