Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
The Kingston Police Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a Canadian built Aeryon SkyRanger.
The UAV assists in our response to a variety of police applications including search for missing persons, serious/fatal traffic collision investigations, crime scene investigations, emergency response, and major incidents. Of particular concern and focus for our community are those who are vulnerable due to age or medical and/or mental challenges. Missing person cases are often from our vulnerable sector, and time is always the key factor for an individual’s safety in such cases.
Our UAV was selected due to its multirole capabilities for police operations and not only does it assist in a more effective and efficient response to certain incidents, it also provides an investigative platform that would otherwise require the use of standard aircraft from outside agencies.
The Kingston Police have five members trained to operate the UAV including officers from the Traffic Unit (Collision Reconstructionist) and Emergency Response Unit (Search and Rescue Coordinators).
For more information on the Aeryon Sky Ranger see: https://www.aeryon.com/