MCPD Special Operations Division To Conduct Training in Gaithersburg/Germantown on Friday, February 9

Courtesy MCPD

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) will be conducting Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) training in Germantown and Gaithersburg throughout the day on Friday, February 9, 2024.

Per police, “You may see a UAS (drone), however there is no reason for concern.” MCPD recently launched the Drone as First Responder Program in Silver Spring in a recent press release stated that it has “demonstrated to be a valuable asset since November 2023, helping 3rd District officers with increased response times, decision making, de-escalation and staffing shortages.”

Designed to enhance emergency response capabilities, this program has recently introduced an unmanned aircraft to the Wheaton area, with the call sign Raven 2, to “provide critical support to the department and better serve the residents of Montgomery County.” It’s unknown when it will launch in Gaithersburg/Germantown, where the training will take place on Friday.


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