College offers glimpse of drone technology ahead of Tri-C Drone Academy launch
October 05, 2016
Drones are becoming the eye in the sky for an ever-increasing number of law enforcement agencies.
A drone with a mounted camera can monitor emergency situations from hundreds of feet in the air, track fleeing suspects and fly into spaces too small or hazardous for a first responder to venture, such as a burning building.
With their versatility and ability to limit first responders’ exposure to danger, drones are becoming a worthwhile investment for many agencies. But with the purchase of drones comes a need for qualified specialists to operate them.
Cuyahoga Community College is answering the need for qualified drone operators by launching the inaugural Tri-C Drone Academy at the Western Campus next week. From Oct. 10-14, first responders will learn about drone technology, its uses, and have an opportunity gain hands-on drone operation experience through simulations and exercises.
This week, the College offered local TV stations a glimpse of drone technology with a demonstration at the KeyBank Public Safety Training Center on the Western Campus.
Learn more about Tri-C’s Drone Academy.