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Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel Presents New Drone Program

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel presented an overview of the Irvine Police Department’s new drone program to a room of business and community leaders during the Dec. 6 Greater Irvine Chamber Government Affairs meeting.

Joining Chief Hamel was Lieutenant Bill Bingham who relayed the details of the program, and the various situations in which the drones will be deployed such as search and rescue missions, high-risk operations, and fire monitoring.

The presentation from Chief Hamel and Lieutenant Bingham is part of the department’s commitment to remain transparent and inform Irvine constituents of the steps being taken to protect Irvine’s residents, business, and visitors.

A legislative status report was also presented during the meeting by a representative from the office of State Assemblyman Steven Choi, as well as an update from the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs committee.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.

Category: Chamber News, Advocacy News

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