March 29, 2023 10:23 pm

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A barricaded suspect, possibly armed awaits inside his residence. There may well be a booby trap, or there may well be hostages. After a shot is fired, the choice to send a person inside – or should really we say, a drone – is produced. Law enforcement is obtaining some intriguing technologies to help in tactical scenarios exactly where our only choices 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 organization 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. 

Prime 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 means of the creating and that will act as a network coverage expander so you can send in a further drone in even additional.”

The LEMUR drone is extremely beneficial in tactical scenarios but also extremely beneficial in other scenarios. 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 very first responders secure and to hold he neighborhood secure.”

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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. Prior to launching his sUAS start off-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 capability to define a difficulty, picture a new strategy and generate a technologies-primarily based resolution. His engineering abilities contain 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 kind collaborative partnerships with finish clients (such as deploying on dozens of SWAT callouts) gave birth to BRINC’s very first solution, the LEMUR. Working with lidar technologies, the drone flies indoors and its two-way communication technique enables very first responders to hear and see by means of the drone. Blake is at present functioning on an sUAS mesh technique developed to respond to gunshot detections and 911 calls inside seconds. When not enveloped in solution improvement, he actively engages in recruiting, approach 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 encounter and now performs for BRINC Drones as the Vice President of Sophisticated Public Security Projects. In this part, Don is focused on creating future capabilities to aid public security save lives and proficiently integrate UAS into communities about the globe.

As a police captain, Don oversaw Assistance 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 such as the Drone as Initially 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 Techniques and Procedures publication.

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