Top Drones For Law Enforcement | Best Police Drone Fleet

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Top Drones For Law Enforcement | Best Police Drone Fleet

Drones have a great deal of potential in police work. Police are used to found the suspects with traditional policing tools: sniffing dogs, a police patrol boat, and thermal imaging devices. But drones are becoming an increasingly important tool for law enforcement.

Drones are used now for surveillance, traffic control, accident investigation and general monitoring of areas otherwise difficult to patrol or private property that is fenced and gated, such as industrial and office parks.

The following are a few of the typical missions of police services:

Traffic Control

Best options: DJI Inspire 1 and 2, Yuneec Typhoon H

Product comparison: Inspire has a little bit better image and video quality. Yuneec has a better flight time.

Main features: Flight speed (22 mph, 79 km/h), easy takeoff and landing, medium size, 3 axis gimbal and professional imaging.

These drones are perfect for:

  • Traffic monitoring of highway traffic
  • Investigation of traffic collisions, for example, where hazardous materials are spilled or the terrain is relatively inaccessible
  • Crowd traffic

DJI Inspire 2

Yuneec Typhoon H


Best options: X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone and X8 Long Range Drone

Product comparison: X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone has 3 times a better flight time than the regular model and it includes additional equipment like the ground station for a mission planning.

Main features: flight time (1 – 3 hours), 2kg payload.

These drones are perfect for:

  • National border patrols
  • Searching for and capture of fugitives

Long Range Surveillance Drone

X8 Long Range Drone

Rescue Missions

Best options: X8 Long Range Cargo Drone and DJI Matrice 600 or Tarot 650

Product comparison: X8 can fly up to 1 hour, carry up to 2 kg, able for to upgrade and the DJI Matrice 600 can fly less (38 minutes) carrying a 6 Kg payload and a 5km distance range. Prices are quite different too.

Main features: Cargo drop (aid kits) and tracking objects.

These drones are perfect for:

  • Search and rescue of children and vulnerable persons through thermal imaging sensors; for example those with dementia.
  • Situational analysis of say, barricaded or hostage situations

X8 Long Range Cargo Drone

DJI Matrice 600

Public Services

Best options: Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Mavic Pro

Product comparison: Phantom 4 Pro or Phantom 4 Advanced camera is better but he DJI Mavic Pro is super compact.

Main features:

These drones are perfect for:

  • Assessment of airport security
  • Assessments and/or searching of fire damaged buildings and structures, for example looking for missing persons in unsafe buildings.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

DJI Mavic Pro

Drone Regulations

All units must comply with a range of laws on human rights, data protection, surveillance cameras, investigatory powers and aviation.