Charles Werner, your host, welcomes Clay Regan to today’s episode. Clay is a police Lieutenant (Lt.), UAS/Drone Innovator, and a Mental Health Professional.
In this episode, Clay talks about his extensive career in the drone field, the Public Safety Unmanned Response Teams, and the most remarkable missions flying drones. He also shares what Drone Clear is and how it is changing and improving law enforcement missions.
[1:12] Clay Regan introduces himself.
[2:25] Clay talks about the Public Safety Unmanned Response Teams.
[2:37] What was Clay’s first time using the Public Safety Unmanned Response Teams?
[3:24] When he started working for the Texas Police Department, did Clay know in advance he was going to be starting a UAS program there?
[4:21] Clay talks about the most interesting thing he got to do in the department he is in now.
[5:10] Clay speaks about the support mission in Missouri City after the strike of hurricane Harvey.
[7:32] Clay explains how he started his existing drone program and what kind of aircraft they are flying.
[8:18] Does Clay have two separate teams between police and fire? Do they have any joint training?
[8:50] What are the types of missions that Clay sees on a regular basis?
[10:18] What is the most significant incident that Clay has participated in with his drone program?
[12:00] Clay explains how when he got to the Texas Department there was already an interest in the UAS program.
[13:25] How did Clay and his program use the drones for vaccination monitoring?
[15:46] What would Clay do today if he didn’t have the drones?
[16:21] Clay shares what he has been doing in the field of internal flights.
[17:10] What is Drone Clear?
[19:17] Clay shares an experience using Drone Clear.
[20:12] Drone Clear could be extended to other areas beyond law enforcement.
[21:52] Clay shares his plans to develop Drone Clear as much as he can in order to later share it.
[22:00] Is there a cost associated with Drone Clear?
[22:45] Clay talks about the possibility of scaling Drone Clear based on the existing resources.
[24:54] Charles talks about the three main benefits coming from drones.
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