Barrie Police have a number of events planned this week to coincide with Police Week 2018. Constable Nicole Rodgers and Constable Chris Allport showed us how new technology is changing policing in the city. The use of a UAV (drone) is another tool Barrie Police use in locating missing people. This gives police access to instant visuals, access to unsafe terrain or building rooftops. The UAV shows simultaneous aerial visuals and heat sensor detection. Constable Allport says they use it for things people may not think of, like clearing collision scenes.
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Allport says they can grid a collision scene and have a 3D model of that scene in about 30 minutes, where the traditional surveying and forensically mapping the scene could take 2 to 3 hours. Constable Rodgers adds that blocking a major intersection for a collision reconstruction messes up the flow of traffic in the whole city, but the UAV lets them get in and out quickly.
Later this week Police will take to the water to remind boaters about safe boating habits ahead of the long weekend. The Home Safe 5K Walk/Run to support the Vulnerable Person Registry kicked off the week. That registry is another tool police are using in their search efforts – similar to the recently launched Project Lifesaver.
#Barrie police showed off a new tracking device to locate vulnerable residents. @BarriePolice Sergeant Jason Frye explains. #ProjectLifesaver #projectlifesaversimcoe https://t.co/9UPj1KwOaM pic.twitter.com/Bt05CPhLeT
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