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[Customer Story] Bridging the Gap Between Crewed and Uncrewed Operations


In a landscape defined by uncertainty and risks, the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) stands out as a pioneer in embracing cutting-edge technology to better serve and protect its community of over 1.4 million residents, covering 504 square miles.

Their journey with aviation is not new, but over five years ago, they embarked on a flight that would reshape their approach to public safety through the integration of drones into their operations.

Founded in 1971, SAPD’s Eagle helicopter unit has a long-standing history of adopting innovation in law enforcement. The department has consistently sought ways to enhance its capabilities and better fulfill its mission of community-based policing.