I am pleased to announce that the IPA have established cooperation with the International Emergency Drone Organization (IEDO). IPA President Pierre-Martin Moulin and IEDO President Vendelin Clicques signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect during an online meeting on 10 November 2020.
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Founded in June 2018, IEDO is a non-profit association that develops and promotes the use of drones by emergency services and connects first responders using this technology around the world. IEDO got in touch with the IPA in order to expand their network to include police services and to develop collaboration.
We are confident that this exciting new partnership between IEDO and the IPA will create new synergies.
Our partnership aims to promote the use of drones by police services worldwide, in an effort to save more lives. We hope that the development of knowledge and the sharing of experience initiated by IEDO will rapidly spread through the international IPA network.
With drone technology and legislation currently developing extremely quickly, we are anticipating that by sharing the expertise of IEDO members throughout the IPA network, we will be able to minimise delays and reduce difficulties in the use of drones by the police.
The MoU with IEDO will facilitate IPA members obtaining valuable knowledge and training in the field of drones, and we are excited about the possibility of holding seminars on drones at IBZ Gimborn in the near future.
I would like to thank ERC member Damian Crummey for his preparatory work, enabling the swift signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, as well as IEDO President Vendelin Clicques for reaching out to the IPA.
The IPA External Relations Commission, on behalf of the IEB, is extremely pleased about this new partnership, and we are confident that this cooperation will be fruitful for members of IEDO as well as the IPA.
Einar Guðberg Jónsson, Chairperson External Relations