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A barricaded suspect, possibly armed awaits inside his household. There may well be a booby trap, or there may well be hostages. After a shot is fired, the selection to send a person inside – or should really we say, a drone – is created. Law enforcement is receiving some intriguing technologies to help in tactical circumstances exactly where our only alternatives previously have been to wait out the suspect in a siege or to send in officers. 

On this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley speaks with Blake Resnick, the CEO and founder of drone technologies enterprise BRINC, and returning guest, Don Redmond, retired Chula Vista (California) Police Division Captain and BRINC Vice President of Sophisticated Public Security Projects, about the current release of the BRINC LEMUR two drone and how sUAS systems are assisting law enforcement tactical response. 

Top rated quotes from this episode

I ended up cold-calling the SWAT group who surprisingly agreed to meet with me when I was 17.”  

Now drones act as signal repeaters, so you can send in one particular a third of the way by way of the creating and that will act as a network coverage expander so you can send in one more drone in even additional.”

The LEMUR drone is extremely beneficial in tactical circumstances but also extremely beneficial in other circumstances. For instance, it was deployed in the Surfside condominium collapse.”

We’ve heard the national message that law enforcement requires to reimagine police response. The neighborhood expects us to de-escalate with time and distance. And we have the technologies to do that to hold initially responders protected and to hold he neighborhood protected.”

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About our guests

Don Redmond and Blake Resnick pictured in the BRINC booth at the IACP 2022 Annual Conference.

Don Redmond and Blake Resnick pictured in the BRINC booth at the IACP 2022 Annual Conference.

Blake Resnick is the CEO/founder of BRINC. He began taking college courses at the age of 14, and then attended Northwestern’s McCormick College of Engineering. Just before launching his sUAS start out-up, he worked at McLaren Automotive, Tesla Motors and DJI Inc. He is also a member of the Thiel Fellowship’s class of 2020. Blake has the innate potential to define a trouble, visualize a new method and build a technologies-primarily based option. His engineering expertise include things like mechanical style, firmware improvement, electrical style, testing, higher voltage systems, vacuum systems, composite style, additive manufacturing and CNC machining.

BRINC styles, manufactures and sells sUAS systems to public security departments worldwide. Blake’s willingness to type collaborative partnerships with finish buyers (which includes deploying on dozens of SWAT callouts) gave birth to BRINC’s initially solution, the LEMUR. Employing lidar technologies, the drone flies indoors and its two-way communication method enables initially responders to hear and see by way of the drone. Blake is at the moment functioning on an sUAS mesh method created to respond to gunshot detections and 911 calls inside seconds. When not enveloped in solution improvement, he actively engages in recruiting, method improvement, internal communication and fundraising. He lately negotiated and closed a $two.two million Seed round and a $25 million Series A funding round in 2021.

Retired Chula Vista Police Captain Don Redmond has more than 25 years of law enforcement knowledge and now performs for BRINC Drones as the Vice President of Sophisticated Public Security Projects. In this function, Don is focused on creating future capabilities to enable public security save lives and efficiently integrate UAS into communities about the planet.

As a police captain, Don oversaw Help Operations consisting of the Emergency Police Communications Center, Technologies, the City Jail and UAS Operations. He managed the Chula Vista Police Department’s groundbreaking UAS system which includes the Drone as Very first Responder (DFR) and is active in the UAS neighborhood. Don holds a Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from San Diego State University. He is a graduate of California P.O.S.T. Command College (Class 64) and the FBI National Academy (Class 263). He is a published author in Police1 and FBINAA Magazine and was a contributing writer for the California P.O.S.T. De-Escalation Methods and Approaches publication.

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