The 2nd Annual Seton Village Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival drew thousands of residents to Irvington Avenue on October 7 to enjoy food, brews, music and ambiance on Irvington Avenue in South Orange’s Seton Village neighborhood. (Read more about the festival here. See photos of the event here.)
It also inspired South Orange Police Sgt. Adrian Acevedo to make a video using his personal drone/camera.
Acevedo has had training on police drone usage and will be attending a course on drones at Essex County College this month. Acevedo noted that the course is “the first of its kind in the nation! Nerd alert: yes, I’m excited.”
While the Village of South Orange continues to work on drafting an ordinance on drone usage, Acevedo is continuing to work with drones as an avocation.
“I’ve just teamed up with the Columbia High School drone club,” explained Acevedo who says that his goal is to educate the public about the positive uses for drones. Acevedo notes the example of a drone being used for search and rescue, such as an incident in Texas this year when a drone was used to fly a rope out to a couple during a flood; the rope was then used to pass life preservers to the couple, who were later rescued by helicopter.
Meanwhile, drones video footage can be used to document and celebrate fun events — like the Seton Village Food Truck & Beer Fest.