Media Coverage: Chula Vista PD Drone Program

Cape has partnered with the Chula Vista Police Department to implement a program of drones as first responders. This is a groundbreaking initiative that will aid emergency response by increasing safety, situational awareness, and operational efficiency. Read more about the program in the articles below.

San Diego Metro: Chula Vista police demonstrate value of drones assisting as first responders

November 2, 2018: A drone equipped with Cape Aerial Telepresence software is ready to deploy from the City of Chula Vista Police Department headquarters.

KPBS: Chula Vista Police Using Drones to Respond to 911 Calls

October 25, 2018: Thanks to drone technology, police in Chula Vista are kicking off a program that gives law enforcement a bird's eye view.

NBC 7 San Diego: CVPD Starts Deploying Drones As First Responders

October 26, 2018: The Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) has started deploying drones as first responders, as part of an initiative with the Federal Aviation Administration.

San Diego Union Tribune: Drones now responding to 911 calls in Chula Vista

October 26, 2018: Chula Vista’s drones are part of a pilot program between the Federal Aviation Administration, Chula Vista, and the city of San Diego.

TheDrive: Chula Vista Police Department Using Drones to Improve Emergency Response

October 26, 2018: Cape's telepresence drones will now routinely aid the police department for up to 10 hours per day.

VentureBeat: Cape launches police telepresence drone in Chula Vista, California

October 25, 2018: The Chula Vista Police Department will begin using Cape telepresence to launch remotely piloted drones in emergency situations.

CBS8: Chula Vista Police Department will use drones as first responders

October 25, 2018: Chula Vista’s mayor and FAA officials on Thursday announced a new test program that would allow trained officers to deploy drones during an emergency.

NEWSiNi: Cape launches police telepresence drone in Chula Vista, California

October 25, 2018: The Chula Vista Police Department will begin using Cape telepresence to launch remotely piloted drones in emergency situations. Chula Vista is the second largest city in San Diego County in southern California.

Unmanned Airspace: First responders start drone operations in Chula Vista, California

October 25, 2018: The Federal Aviation Administration, City of Chula Vista, City of San Diego, San Diego Regional EDC and Cape have announced the launch of a test programme to deploy drones for proactive public safety operations by the Chula Vista Police Department. 

AM 760 KFMB: Chula Vista Police Department will use drones as first responders

October 25, 2018: Chula Vista’s mayor and FAA officials on Thursday announced a new test program that would allow trained officers to deploy drones during an emergency – taking their crime fighting efforts to new heights.

Alex Weitzel