Successful Implementation of Public Safety UAS Programs

Implementing A Public Safety Program

Creating a Public Safety Drone Program is a complex undertaking, but the benefits are well worth it. Based upon our experience with successful programs, we'd like to assist with building yours. In this link you will find, helpful background information and a few tips. Click-thru to the PDF for this valuable information from our Chief of Public Safety, Charles Werner. Click here:

Tips for Starting a Pubilc Safety UAS Program(PDF)

Charles Werner DroneUp Chief of Public SafetyCharles Werner, Chief of Public Safety

A national leader in public safety, Charles serves as DroneUp's Chief of Public Safety. He served 37 years in the City of Charlottesville, Va., Fire Department, where he retired as Fire Chief. He is a sought-after subject matter expert on FirstNet, communications, interoperability, geographic information systems (GIS), homeland security technology and UAS.With over 100 nationally published articles, he is a contributing editor for Firehouse magazine and contributes regularly to Urgent Communications magazine, sUAS News, Fire Rescue 1 and Domestic Preparedness magazine. Charles can be reached by email at [email protected].


"DroneUp facilitated our Search and Rescue personnel in searching a large, inhospitable, and dangerous search area. We were able to maximize our search efficiency with the footage and intel the DroneUp analysts provided us. It was a pleasure to work with such a competent and professional group of people."

Detective Jacob Naylor
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

"We are extremely thankful to DroneUp for the expedient response and the great resource they provided. They are a professional and well-organized operation. I would recommend DroneUp to any organization for the great resource they provide.

Richard Jones
Tallahassee Fire Department