May 2022 General Meeting - Robson Ranch Texas Drone Club
Acting Lieutenant Bryan Cose of the Denton Police Department, head of the four officer drone unit, gave a presentation on drone use for our May 2020 Drone Club Meeting. Lt. Cose developed the Denton Police Program and was prime in getting it approved by the Denton City Council. He gave a detailed the history of the Denton Police program, restrictions, community interaction and examples of use.
The normal forty-five minute presentation became a wonderful hour and a half on how the Denton Police use drones to protect officers, the public and offenders, find lost people, diagram accident scenes and work with the Denton Fire Department to enhance drone use in both departments.
A recording of the presentation for members who could not attend by following the link:
The presentation, infrared videos and DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise drone display were so well received that Bryan and I did not get out until 9:00pm. This was because he gave a very well received presentation, question and answer session, then demonstrated the Department DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise with all accessories, citing real world examples of use.
Lt Cose is the head of Hostage Rescue and Negotiations Team for the Denton Police and currently has a 100% record, talking out suspects without anyone hurt. One of the aspects shown was an infrared night training exercise where a dog took down the suspect. The drone located the suspect in 60 seconds, the dog took six minutes, but the dog did get the “suspect’s” sleeve, easily seen in total darkness with the infrared drone camera, trotting back dragging the sleeve as a trophy (see presentation). Everyone enjoyed having the Denton Police represented. This was one of our best meetings since the club was started in 2020.
The Drone Club has no dues. We meet the fourth Monday of every month, other than August and December, at the CATC, Room 104 at 7 pm. The meetings usually last an hour. All residents and guests are welcome. Please come and enjoy the presentations and discussions. We do discuss appropriate drones based on experience and goals. We also mentor new students for safe and legal flying at Robson Ranch Denton.
Dennis Brooks, Club Officer