2018 Champion City

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro, KY : 2018 Champion Cities

Deploying Drones to Help Police Officers Investigate Crime

  • Approximately 765,000

  • Greg Fischer

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term
  • Safety

    Issue Area

The Problem

Louisville’s homicide rate has spiked in recent years and is now double its 10-year average.

The Idea

The City of Louisville will build on a recently installed gunshot detection system to dispatch aerial drones in the seconds after shots are detected — winning valuable minutes that will allow police to capture critical evidence from the crime scene to aid investigations.

What Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, KY is saying:

The Mayors Challenge is looking for bold and innovative solutions to urgent problems, and our proposal, which combines new technologies to improve public safety, accomplishes just that.


Our Prototyping Journey