Public Safety UAS Demo Day
February 12, 2020

Participants were invited to the Public Safety UAS Training Center to experience an in-depth demo of the DroneSense Platform and learn about the UAS training program offered by Austin Community College at this great facility.

The Public Safety Training Center at ACC is dedicated exclusively to public safety training and includes an EVOC track, 8400 sq.ft. Force on Force training area, 10+ open acres and an indoor climate controlled shooting range. Through the support of ACC, Drone Pilot Inc instructors teach the Continuing Education Certificate/Award program that includes training and support for setting up operational public safety drone programs. A key component in the Public Safety training program is DroneSense’s comprehensive drone management platform. The DroneSense Platform was purpose-built to enable public safety organizations to manage life-saving drone programs simply, securely, and reliably. At this event, you’ll learn how each piece of the platform works, and how Drone Pilot Inc. uses this and other technologies in the Public Safety UAS curriculum at ACC.


10:00am – 10:30am: Introductions
10:30 – 11:30: DroneSense Platform Demo and Q&A
11:30am – 12pm: Training Center Tour
12pm – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Flying and live-streaming with Pilot and OpsCenter
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Reviewing automated flight logs in AirBase

FAA LEAP Training
December 17, 2019 and January 7, 2020

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training for Law Enforcement
(2-4 hours – TCOLE)

Topics included:

  • History of Aviation and FAA LEAP, National Air Space (NAS), Types of UAS Operations,
  • Operator Required Documentation, Aviation Laws and Regulations, and more.
  • The course instruction included lecture, audio-visual aids, videos, Q&A session and a final knowledge evaluation.

Cost: FREE
Presenter: Kenny Maldanado, FAA Special Agent


December 17, 2019
0800-1100 hrs
1300-1600 hrs

January 7, 2020
0800-1100 hrs
1300-1600 hrs

TCOLE + Workshop

The class provided instruction on Texas Occupations Code statute and Administrative Rules governing appointment/employment of peace officers, jailers and emergency telecommunications operators.  All law enforcement personnel directly involved in either, the hiring process and/or the care and maintenance of license and credentialing files were encouraged to attend.

August 9, 2019

The Public Safety Training Center at Austin Community College hosted its first “Demo Day” to highlight a few 21st Century law enforcement products and invited local agencies to visit and tour the facility. Primary vendors for this event included:

DART Range – Firearms simulators
Dodge – Police Vehicles
GT Distributing– Firearms
Drone Pilot– UAV/ROV training

Each of the major vendors were strategically located so visitors were able to rotate between stations using a “round-robin” style.

April 2, 2019

This course provided complete and detailed answers to specific questions concerning the weapons mechanical functioning, operational procedure, field stripping and armorer detailed stripping, inspection(s), troubleshooting, and corrective actions/maintenance.

March 7, 2019

The event was open to Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Humane Investigators, Code Enforcement Officers, Veterinarian and Prosecutors. The course was eligible for TCOLE and DSHS credit.