Drone Unit

The Burlington Police's Drone Unit utilizes the advantages of aerial drone capabilities in many various situations. The unit started in 2017, and continues to grow as the use of drones evolves in law enforcement. Not only is the unit used to assist law enforcement within Burlington, it is also utilized through the regional SWAT team, NEMLEC.

Burlington Police's Drone Unit is currently comprised of 6 officers, who are all AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) certified:

  • Sergeant Abaskharoun
  • Detective Costa
  • Officer Gandevia
  • Officer Zarro
  • Officer Main

The unit uses two DJI MAVIK 2 Enterprise and one SkyDio in mission specific scenarios such as:

  • search and rescue
  • crime scene surveying
  • overwatch of high threat events
  • area mapping and planning
  • SWAT tactical services
  • public safety
  • picture taking