Estonian Academy of Security Sciences helping police monitor 2+2 adherence with drones

  • 2020-04-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Police drones and those of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences will be employed this week in East-Viru County to monitor adherence to the 2+2 rule.

The drone center of the Academy of Security Sciences at the start of the crisis informed the planning group of the Police and Border Guard Board of its capability and readiness to support police officers in monitoring compliance with movement restrictions with the help of drones.

The aerial vehicles will be used to inform people of emergency situation measures and to remind them of the contribution required from them to safeguard public health. Breaches of emergency measures will be relayed to the police who will send a patrol to the area.

Head of the drone center Andres Mumma said that the Academy of Security Sciences has the technical capability to employ long range surveillance drones according to police needs. The drones enable a real time video feed of their area of survey and to detect possible movement restriction violations in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences provides training to would-be and current civil servants in four colleges in the following areas: police and border guard, rescue, correction, taxation and customs. The programs offered are on the levels of vocational training, professional higher education, and master's studies.