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By UKB Media

TAHLEQUAH, OKLA. — United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Lighthorse Police proudly announces the acquisition of two state-of-the-art DJI Matrice 30T drones to augment its law enforcement and emergency response operations across the 14 counties it serves. The addition of these advanced unmanned aerial systems marks a significant technological advancement for the Lighthorse Police, enabling them to provide enhanced services in search and rescue missions, crime scene analysis, and as a support unit to other law enforcement and emergency management organizations in the region.

Search and Rescue Operations Transformed

The DJI Matrice 30T drones are equipped with thermal imaging and high-resolution cameras, making them ideal for search and rescue operations. These drones can quickly cover vast areas, providing real-time data to assist in locating missing persons or responding to emergencies. Their deployment will drastically reduce response times and improve the chances of successful rescues.

24/7 Availability for Rapid Response

With 24/7 access to drone technology, the Lighthorse Police will be able to respond immediately to incidents, offering aerial support before other volunteer fire departments or search and rescue organizations can mobilize. This capability is particularly crucial in remote areas where time is of the essence.

Aiding Local Law Enforcement and Emergency Services

The Lighthorse Police's drone program will also serve as a valuable asset to neighboring law enforcement agencies and fire and emergency management organizations. By providing aerial support, the Lighthorse Police can assist in a variety of situations, from natural disasters to large-scale public events, ensuring the safety and well-being of the communities they serve.

Commitment to Community and Officer Safety

The UKB Lighthorse Police is committed to utilizing technology that not only enhances community safety but also ensures the safety of its officers. Drones allow for the assessment of potentially dangerous situations from a safe distance, reducing risk and improving decision-making.

A Cost-Effective Solution for Modern Policing

The DJI Matrice 30T drones represent a cost-effective solution for the Lighthorse Police, delivering the benefits of traditional air support without the associated high costs. This investment demonstrates the department's dedication to innovative policing strategies within budgetary constraints.

About the Keetoowah Lighthorse Police

The UKB Lighthorse Police serves the tribe, its properties, and its communities with

respect, integrity, and the highest ethical standards. Managed by Director Charlie Dreadfulwater, the department is dedicated to reducing fear and crime while safeguarding lives and property.

For more information about the Lighthorse Police and their drone program, please contact the UKB Lighthorse Police at 918-871-2811.



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