The Camdenton Lions Club presented the Camden County Sheriff’s Office with a gift today – a DJ1 Phantom 3 Advanced GPS Drone. Lions Club Life Member Kenneth Olive contacted the sheriff’s office in early February with the idea of providing a drone to assist with missing persons searches, crowd control and major events, and documenting crime scenes.
The Phantom 3 has a 2.7k camera which provides 1080P video or 12 megapixel photographs. It has a flight time of more than twenty minutes on one battery and a flight range of approximately 2000 meters (1.24 miles).
The sheriff’s office has been in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration about registration requirements and after some training and familiarization hope to have the drone active in time for the summer season.
“We depend on generous donations from community organizations, like the Lions Club, to help us meet our goals and to be a progressive law enforcement agency.” – Sheriff Dwight Franklin
Attached photo from left to right: Lion Kenneth Olive, Sheriff Dwight Franklin, Lions Club President Brett Koons, Lion Wess Diehl, Lion Jon Martin, Lion Linda Martin