Press Release July 27, 2017, San Diego & Frederick, MD
The law enforcement community is rapidly adopting drones and faces the challenge of bringing sworn officers with no aviation background up to speed quickly, according to Daniel Schwarzbach, Executive Director of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA). “Passing the Part 107 test and becoming an FAA Certified Remote Pilot is usually the first step, but officers need help to acquire the necessary knowledge quickly, and often in their spare time,” said Schwarzbach.
As a result of a collaboration between ALEA and King Schools, ALEA members have a solution to this need. ALEA Executive Director/CEO Daniel Schwarzbach explained, “The King Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course, with its efficient and fun teaching style, fits the bill and we are thrilled to be able to offer their course to our members at an exclusive discount.”
John King, Co-Founder of King Schools, said “Drone operations are rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for law enforcement organizations. In addition to offering discounts to ALEA members, we are working with law enforcement departments to create additional courses offering specific operational training for officers flying drones.” Co-Founder Martha King added, “ALEA is the perfect partner as we look toward helping law enforcement adopt drones and manage the risks associated with flying them. Their established experience and knowledge in helping law enforcement manage airborne resources is invaluable.”
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association was founded in 1968. Through training, networking, advocacy and educational programs ALEA promotes, develops, prepares, disseminates and evaluates information with respect to the safe utilization of aircraft as a public safety tool. ALEA educates members of the organization and the public about airborne law enforcement techniques, equipment, and philosophy in support of public safety missions. To learn more, please visit alea.org.