Autonomous Drones: Giving Officers a New Set of Eyes for Active Scenes

Webinar Details
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  • February 24, 2021, 12:00 (UTC)
  • Drones have become valuable tools for giving police officers airborne eyes on active scenes, such as responding to emergencies, conducting search and rescue missions, and for collecting evidence from privileged vantage points. However, traditional manual drones require heavy training and impose a high cognitive load on officers that should be focused on the mission. Join our webinar to learn why Skydio autonomous drones represent the next step in the evolution of UAS for public safety applications. By leveraging this next generation of aerial intelligence, public safety agencies can improve the teams’ operations, increase safety for their personnel and move drones from valuable to indispensable force multipliers.

    The webinar will feature Fritz Reber, a former Captain of the Chula Vista Police Department, where he served as UAS Commander and developed the agency’s internationally recognized Drone-as-First-Responder (DFR) program in partnership with the FAA’s San Diego Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The webinar will be hosted by Mauricio Barra, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Skydio.

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

    • Skydio’s background serving first responders
    • How Autonomy revolutionizes public safety operations
    • Skydio solutions and their practical applications




    Mauricio Barra – Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Skydio
    Mauricio leads Product Marketing for Enterprise and Public Sector at Skydio. Prior to Skydio, Mauricio spent eight years leading product marketing for B2B enterprise software companies. Starting with six years at VMware in the spaces of storage, disaster recovery, integrated systems and cloud platforms, followed by two years at Confluent, focused on real-time data processing at massive scale. Mauricio has an Electronics Engineering degree and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

    Fritz Reber – Head of Public Safety, Skydio
    Fritz Reber is the Head of Public Safety Integration at Skydio. Before Skydio, Fritz was the UAS Commander with the Chula Vista Police Department. He retired after 27 years as the Patrol Captain in 2018. While at CVPD he developed and worked to implement the Drone as First Responder (DFR) Program and Live911. He authored the agency’s Concept of Operations for the IPP submission and co-authored the safety case for the CVPD BVLOS waiver as well as the recent Tactical BVLOS waiver.

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