Learn how to start a drone program for your department
DARTdrones Police & Fire E-Books
Whether it’s search and rescue, pre-planning fire operations, disaster response or crisis management, drones are changing the way law enforcement tackle missions, particularly those missions where every second counts. Police and fire officials across the country are realizing the vast benefits of drone units in their industry and new programs are being implemented at a rapid rate. Launching a new drone program poses many considerations and challenges. If you think a drone unit might be right for your police or fire department, these guides will walk you through the steps to building a drone program that fits your needs.
DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support for new drone pilots. Our mission is to provide the highest quality training on Unmanned Aerial Systems to ensure the safe integration of drones into the national airspace.
We believe that drones are going to change the world, and we want to help the FAA implement this amazing technology by promoting safety, comprehensive understanding of the equipment, and knowledge of the current regulations. We pride ourselves on our friendly, knowledgeable, and expert flight instructors who offer a variety of experience in the aviation industry.
Abby SpeicherFounder and CEO
Abby Speicher is the CEO and Founder of DARTdrones. Abby attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City and earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship at Babson College in 2015. She founded her first company when she was seventeen.Close Profile
Amelia OwreDirector of TrainingAmelia is the Director of Training at DARTdrones Flight School. A former Navy helicopter pilot, Amelia flew the SH-60F, HH-60H and MH-60S prior to transitioning to unmanned systems. For the past 5 years she has been responsible for developing curriculum and implementing training for the MQ-8B Fire Scout, the Navy’s first rotary wing UAS. As a current Naval reservist, she continues to develop the training curriculum for the Fire Scout as well as instruct the Navy’s next generation of UAS operators. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.S. in Environmental Science, as well as a Commercial Pilot Certificate with fixed wing, helicopter and instrument ratings.Close Profile
Colin RombergerPennsylvania Flight Instructor
Colin Romberger graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as one of the first 5 students to earn a Master’s Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, with a focus in Flight Operations and Systems Design. Colin also holds multiple FAA Airman Certificates for manned aircraft operations. Colin was a sky diving instructor for multiple years with over 1500 recorded jumps and runs a sUAS services company focusing on mapping and inspections. At DARTdrones, Colin is responsible for ongoing instructor development initiatives as well as the coordination of sUAS Operations Consultation Services tailored to the specific use cases and operating environments of our corporate clients. He has consulted with numerous companies and organizations on their use of sUAS for a cross section of purposes.Close Profile
Chris Speicher is Chief Visionary Officer of DARTdrones. He currently teaches entrepreneurship at Marywood University and has successfully founded and started multiple companies.Close Profile