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How Tethered Drones Contribute to Securing Large Events- Feedback from the Police of Montana University

About this event

Montana University Chief of Police, Brad Giffin, and Cloud Cover Mission Commanders, Richard Simpson and Brian Zacherl share their feedback on the use of tethered drones to help secure large events.

They deployed tethered and untethered drones on major events hosted at the Washington Grizzly stadium, with more than 25 000 seats capacity. Brad, Brian and Richard will be able to explain how tethered drones improved the safety and efficiency of their operations.

Join us to benefit from our guests field experience and ask them your questions in live.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Introducing Elistair by Kevin Laurent: 5 minutes
  • Introducing Montana University and Cloud Cover: 5 minutes
  • Feedbacks from Brad Giffin and Richard Simpson based on their field experience: 20 minutes
  • Questions – Answers with the participants: 15 minutes

Registration is open until March 01, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Brian Zacherl Cloud Cover co-founder @ Cloud Cover

    Brian and Richard met in Afghanistan, where Brian led a team designed to assess and improve the effectiveness of ISR collection platforms in support of US Forces, Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Force's. Ten years later, they founded CloudCover to offer their experience in process-driven technology solutions as a service in support of Public Safety missions.

  • Team member
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    Kevin Laurent Channel sales manager @ Elistair

  • Guest speaker
    Richard Simpson Cloud Cover Co-founder @ Cloud Cover

    Richard and Brian, bring extensive experience from the Department of Defense and Intelligence community, where they contributed to the design and execution of a broad spectrum of security and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations during the Global War on Terror.

  • Guest speaker
    Brad Giffin Chief of Police @ University of Montana Police

    Brad Giffin has been a Montana state certified peace officer since 1990. Prior to his employment with the Missoula Montana Sheriff’s office, he was a US Marine with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. During his time with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, he worked in the Special Response Team as an Operator, Team Leader and Team Commander. He retired from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office after more than 25 years of service, holding the rank of Captain of Professional Standards. Brad is also a graduate of the 213th session of the F.B.I. National Academy. After his retirement he went to work for the University of Montana Police Department, where he currently serves as the Chief of police.


The Tethered Drone Company

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in France, Elistair develops tethered drones and powered tethering stations for third-party drones, turning small multi-rotor vehicles into airborne platforms for persistent surveillance and high-speed telecommunications.