Drone and Traffic Safety van

Prevalence #21-35078

Launch Date: September 14, 2021


With the help of the Kingston Police Visitors Security Unit’s new drone, officers have been in a position to efficiently and safely find an aged male who had been reported lacking by a member of the family.


Starting at roughly 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021 Kingston Police carried out a cellular phone ping that indicated the 80-year-old was within the space close to the Kingston Rowing Membership. Close by witnesses have been canvassed and believed they noticed an individual matching the person’s description wandering into the densely wooded space of the previous tannery website, positioned off of River St and Orchard St, simply south of Belle Park.


A member of the Visitors Security Unit was requested to attend with a brand new acquisition in 2021, a DJI Matrice 300 UAV (Unmanned Aerial Car). Whereas predominantly used for overhead photographs of collision reconstruction scenes involving life-altering accidents or demise, it has extra capabilities for the group, together with search and rescue. It’s geared up with each a robust zoom digital camera, infrared and evening imaginative and prescient cameras, plus a floodlight.


Shortly after inserting the drone above the forested space the aged male was positioned by the Visitors Security officer utilizing the infrared digital camera. At roughly 10:00 p.m. officers on the bottom have been then directed to the person’s location the place he was safely escorted out of the comb, medically cleared by paramedics and returned residence to his household.


A reminder to the neighborhood to obtain the free iOS or Android app, what3words, that has been adopted and utilized by Kingston Police and different emergency responders within the Kingston space. In Ontario there have already been quite a few tales of how lacking or injured people have been rapidly positioned because of the know-how. Extra data on the app and its performance from a Kingston perspective might be discovered on the Metropolis of Kingston’s web site.   

DJI Matrice 300

Night view from drone

Infrared view from drone