Earlier this year, the Board worked closely with Chief Brian Laird and the Paducah Police Department to identify the Foundation’s next large fundraising project: the Draganfly Commander 3 XL Drone System.

The Commander 3 XL is considered the "Swiss Army Knife of Drones." It can be equipped with a variety of payloads to suit the mission, including live-feed cameras, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for collision reconstruction, and thermal infrared cameras for search missions and special events.

The Foundation is seeking to raise $55,000 to fund this initiative. The fundraising goal includes the purchase of the drone, the payloads and sensors, and officer trainings required to fly the drone. 

This state-of-the-art drone technology will assist the Paducah Police Department with the following:

  • COLLISION RECONSTRUCTION: Drones are revolutionizing collision reconstruction, allowing investigators to quickly and accurately document collision scenes, measure distances and angles, and provide strong evidence for court proceedings
  • SEARCH AND RESCUE: Drones can cover large areas in a short amount of time and provide real-time visual data to rescuers. They can also access areas that may be too time-consuming for rescue personnel to reach or have difficult terrain..
  • SPECIAL EVENTS SECURITY: Drones can survey large crowds, event venues, and surrounding areas to spot suspicious activity, monitor entry and exit points, and assist in the event of an emergency.

To help us meet our fundraising goal, we hope you will consider making a donation. The Foundation’s success is based solely on private financial contributions. There is no amount too small or too large. All donations are tax-deductible. 

More information about the Draganfly system can be found HERE.

There are many ways to donate!

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