Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Team Deployments (Second Quarter 2022)
Second quarter 2022 statistics for sUAS Team deployments by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office
04/15/2022 – Mission Type: Assist the Coordination of Probation Enforcement Unit (COPE) with search for wanted person who fled from Detectives on foot.
Offense: Felony Warrant
The sUAS Team was requested to assist the Coordination of Probation Enforcement Unit (COPE) search for a subject with a felony warrant who fled on foot. Detectives were attempting to contact the wanted person when he fled into a large open space area. The UAV was used to search the area and the subject was not located. He was later located and arrested by Detectives in a different area.
06/14/2022 – Mission Type: Search for missing elderly person with dementia.
The sUAS Team was requested to assist Patrol Deputies and Marin County Search and Rescue with the search for a missing elderly person with dementia. The missing person was last seen several hours prior to being requested. The sUAS Team utilized two UAVs to search the area utilizing both Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) and the onboard cameras. The missing person was later located in a neighboring residence.
06/23/2022 – Mission Type: Assist the San Rafael Police Department with an evidence search for a Homicide Investigation.
The sUAS Team was requested to assist the San Rafael Police Department by checking an area for evidence associated with a homicide investigation. The area that needed to be checked was inaccessible from the ground. A UAV was used to check the area and no items of evidence were located.