DARTdrones Announcements

DARTdrones Awards Funding to 40+ Public Safety Departments Within First Month of Drone Training Grant Launch

Last month, DARTdrones, the nation’s leading drone pilot school, announced the launch of their Public Safety Drone Training Grant. The company pledged $100,000 in drone training grant funds to public safety organizations as a way to give back in honor of their one-year Shark Tank anniversary. After training 70+ public safety departments worldwide, the drone pilot school saw first hand how drones help first responders reduce response times, increase mission success rates, document operations, and save more lives. With these benefits set aside, it was clear that the financial costs involved in getting a sUAS program off the ground were holding many public safety organizations back from utilizing this technology in their every day missions. DARTdrones believes every department should have the opportunity to implement drone technology, which is where the Public Safety Drone Training Grant comes in. This grant was created to provide a pathway for public safety departments to adopt this technology.

As a true commitment to save mores lives with drones, DARTdrones has already awarded over 40 police and fire departments the following grant package at a minimum: 2 free spots in In-Person Flight Training courses, 2 free spots in Part 107 Test Prep courses, 2 free spots in 14 online continuing education courses, as well as consulting time for submitting a COA. The 40+ departments that have been granted funding have received, at a minimum, over $3500 in completely free drone training.

DARTdrones Public Safety Flight Instructor, Chris Grazioso, said “Every day, first responders are finding more and more uses for drones in their day to day operations. In the very near future, every public safety agency will have access to one as one of their regular pieces of equipment.” DARTdrones is thrilled to help departments reach that level, and we are excited to announce the following police and fire departments who have been given funding since the launch of the grant.

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Awarded Public Safety Departments Within First Month

  • Hull Fire Department
  • Town of Greenburgh Police Department
  • Paris Fire Department
  • City of Bryan Fire Department
  • Manitowoc Police Department
  • Sparta Fire Department
  • Sharon Fire Department
  • Emporia Police Department
  • Hamilton County Emergency
  • Orland Fire Protection District
  • Oswego County Search and Rescue Team
  • Yarmouth Police Department
  • DuBoistown Fire Department
  • Roswell Police Department
  • Colchester Fire Department
  • Westborough Police Department
  • Arab Police Department
  • Romeoville Fire Department
  • Kernersville Police Department
  • Laguna Beach Police Department
  • Atlantic Beach Rescue
  • Oxnard Police Department
  • Willoughby Fire Department
  • San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center
  • Hays County SWAT
  • Washington Volunteer Fire Department
  • Santa Barbara County Fire Department
  • Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office
  • West Valley City Police Department
  • Cumberland County Search and Rescue
  • Martinsville Fire and EMS
  • Grand County Sheriff’s Office
  • Arlington County Fire Department
  • Washington County Department of Public Safety
  • Fredericksburg Police Department
  • Greensboro Fire Department
  • Staunton Police Department
  • Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority
  • Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office

Apply For Public Safety Drone Training Grant

The 40+ departments that have received funding within the first month is just the beginning for DARTdrones Drone Pilot School. If your department is interested in applying for drone training grant funding, email [email protected] or download the Public Safety Grant Application here.


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Our instructors have manned aviation experience flying airplanes and helicopters and have gained the highest drone piloting recognitions in the industry. Many own successful UAS businesses themselves.


As featured on ABC's Shark Tank, we are the nation's leading drone training company with an extensive network of alumni and partners throughout the country.


Created and refined by UAS training experts, our curriculum is the best in the industry and has been tried and tested by clients in dozens of industries.


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