Skyfire Consulting and Skydas Group have created the SkyTac Training Academy for law enforcement training for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.
Skyfire is a law enforcement consulting group that specializes in UAS operation, and Skydas specializes in law enforcement and counterterrorism training. The training program is certified by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). Trainings will primarily be based out of Skydas' facility in Dallas, Georgia, but are available on location.
“We believe good drone training is only the beginning of a successful law enforcement program, but our expertise lays primarily with the technology and the aviation knowledge that goes with it,” said Matt Sloane, CEO of Skyfire Consulting. “Partnering with a group like Skydas — who has real-world experience tracking criminals at home and abroad — allows us to provide much more in-depth offerings to our clients.”
In addition to their combined training offerings, Skyfire and Skydas are working together to offer large-event overwatch services, including live-streaming drones for surveillance and crowd monitoring, and drone detection capabilities to spot potential incoming aerial threats.
“Overseas in high-threat areas and post-conflict zones, drones were an essential part of almost every mission to provide real-time, actionable intelligence for the teams on the ground,” said Mike Briant, CEO of Skydas Group. “Their use saves lives in the field and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Skyfire to get this technology in the hands of the people who need it most.”
These capabilities have already been deployed at events like Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta in February, the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in October, and the Democratic Debate in November.