Denver could be the first city in the US to use drones for 911 calls

May 28 – The Denver City Police Department has been using drones with their operation for a while now and recently, they’ve been discussing using them for 911 calls. 

The future of law enforcement really could be drones. 

Imagine making a 911 call and a drone responds by showing up at your door. It could happen. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “The police are saying it’s just a quicker, safer way to get eyes on a scene when that 911 emergency call comes in. Now police of course will follow that up in person, but starting this week, you call 911, I don’t know how many drones are in service there for the city of Denver but a drone is being dispatched with a camera. So police have immediate eyes on whatever the emergency is.”

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “I imagine that (Hagerstown Police) are already doing that to some degree in Hagerstown. They’ve got a very robust drone system here and I can’t help but think that you put two together here, they light that thing up and they put that thing in the air fairly quickly.”

Barkdoll agreed, “Why not? Particularly if it’s a 911 call involving, say a traffic accident or some kind of a safety issue, why not dispatch the drone if you have that technology? I think that would be really useful intelligence for the police as they then respond in person to the scene.”