Nebraska State Patrol drone program saves time and money


The Nebraska State Patrol is using a new tool that will save travelers money and time while investigating accidents. It all has to do with the department’s drone program. The Nebraska State Patrol says the goal is to have early clearance for accident scenes. The soldiers say that by using the drones, they can cut investigation time from about two and a half hours to just 45 minutes. NSP’s drone program is literally taking off. Private Jake Arnold has been with the Nebraska State Patrol since 2014. Most recently he was one of the new drone operators. “If we have a situation where we have a very bad accident where people have been injured, and there is someone who is determined to be at fault, or if we have a fatality in which the state patrol works here Omaha, which qualifies for a drone, “said Private Arnold. This allows him to take pictures and measurements of the scene from a different perspective. But why is it important? has several reasons. Such as preventing secondary accidents and reducing the time soldiers spend on the scene, which also reduces the risk of them being affected. “By minimizing the time people stop traffic, we have hundreds from thousands of cars stopping traffic., it really helps, especially when we have things like football on game day, “Arnold said. A football game day was unfortunately one of six fatal crashes that we had. Arnold had to use ser the drone this year. 4 crash on I-80 which killed Mark Kaipust, 41, and his son Taylor, 7, on their way to Husker’s first game. total time to investigate and collect data at the scene whereas if we were using our old system it would have taken several hours, ”said Arnold. And the faster they can reopen the roadway also benefits the state and businesses to the tune of millions of dollars each year. Rig Now, drones are also used for search and rescue and dangerous situations. As the program progresses and they get approval for things, they have more plans. The Nebraska State Patrol says that by the end of this year, 30 soldiers will be trained in drone operations.

The Nebraska State Patrol is using a new tool that will save travelers time and money while investigating accidents.

It all has to do with the ministry’s drone program.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the goal is to have early clearance for accident scenes. The soldiers say that by using the drones, they can cut investigation time from about two and a half hours to just 45 minutes.

NSP’s drone program is literally taking off.

Private Jake Arnold has been with the Nebraska State Patrol since 2014.

Most recently he was one of the new drone operators.

“If we have a situation where we have a very bad accident where people have been injured, and there is someone who is determined to be at fault, or if we have a fatality that the state patrol is working on. here in Omaha, it qualifies for a drone, ”Private Arnold said.

This allows him to take pictures and measurements of the scene from another angle.

but why is it important? There are several reasons.

Like preventing secondary accidents and reducing the time soldiers spend on scene, which also reduces the risk of them being affected.

“By minimizing the time people stop traffic, we have hundreds of thousands of cars stopping traffic, it really helps, especially when we have things like football on game day,” said Arnold.

A football game day was unfortunately one of six fatal accidents Arnold had to use the drone this year.

This helped the investigation into the September 4 crash on I-80 that killed Mark Kaipust, 41, and his son Taylor, 7, who were on their way to the first Husker game.

“The authorization of the scene took place within an hour, it actually took 58 minutes in total to investigate and collect data on the scene, whereas if we were using our old system, it would have taken several hours”, Arnold said.

And the sooner they can reopen the road also benefits the state and businesses to the tune of millions of dollars each year.

Today, drones are also used for search and rescue and dangerous situations.

As the program progresses and they get things approved, they have more plans.

The Nebraska State Patrol says that by the end of this year, 30 soldiers will be trained in drone operations.

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