Meet our Instructors for UTAC 2022.

Arlington, TX Police Department

Robert Robertson

Robert Robertson has worked for the Arlington, TX Police Department for 14 years and has been a member of the Unmanned Aviation Unit for 6 years. He currently supervises a team of 16 pilots, who average 25 missions per month. He also coordinated his agency’s integration with Homeland Security operations for the Dallas Cowboys, NCAA, and Texas Rangers. Robertson has worked in conjunction with the NFL Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) to become the first approved municipality to operate UAS in support of stadium operations during TFR’s. Robertson coordinates his agency’s 40-hour flight school to certify pilots to fly under their Certificate of Authorization (COA) and conducts monthly Unmanned Aviation Trainings that consist of both recurring and developing topics.

Robert is a Master Peace Officer, Part 107 licensed pilot, licensed FCC Radio Technician, and has experience flying over 15 UAS platforms. He is actively completing a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems, with a focus in sUAS. In addition to public safety operations, he has extensive electronic experience which includes building and flying FPV/racing drones.

Detective Sergeant

Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks graduated from Indiana University and began his career as a Juvenile Probation Officer and joined the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) in 1997. Mark worked in multiple locations in the department which included a patrol officer, SRO, as a detective in Robbery/Homicide, patrol Sergeant, and as Sergeant in the Vice and Narcotics Division where he oversaw undercover operations and the service of over 80 search warrants a year.

Currently, he is Detective Sergeant and supervises two divisions, the Juvenile Division and the Digital Forensic Lab. Mark also served on their Emergency Services Team (SWAT). He returned to school and earned his master’s degree in 2007. Since then, Mark has taught over 300 college courses.

In 2021, Mark was selected for a position with FWPD’s Air Support Unit (ASU). Their team has 9 members who are all Part 107 pilots and currently fly a variety of drone systems that support several functions within FWPD. These missions include crime scene photogrammetry, accident reconstruction, critical incident (SWAT operations), overwatch, and search and rescue operations. Mark is scheduled to become the ASU Team Commander in 2022.

Deputy State Fire Marshal-Hazmat

Cami B. Carter

Cami B. Carter is currently employed as a Deputy State Fire Marshal-Hazmat Section with the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office and is a certified hazmat technician. Miss Carter instructs first responders and government officials in the response and management of emergency incidents involving nuclear/radioactive material, community risk reduction, hazardous materials, terrorism incident management, and disaster preparedness.

Miss Carter has 18 years’ experience in local, state, and federal governments as a structural/wildland firefighter, mine rescue, drone pilot, EMT, hazmat instructor, fire captain, and instructor. She is the Underwater Drone expert for the state of Utah and is currently a Part 107 drone pilot instructor as well.

While serving in Wendover Utah, Miss Carter transformed and rebuilt a failing fire department from a voluntary department into a full-time/part-time station with certified firefighters and hazmat responders. Miss Carter ran the training program in hazmat/WMD/Fire one and two in Wendover as a Captain. In 2019, Miss Carter served with the Federal Forestry in California to fight wildfires. Miss Carter was one of the first firefighters to participate in a Police Tactical HazMat Operations course at SERTC in Colorado.

Assistant Brigade Support Fire Support Officer

Steven Hus

Steven Hus attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, focusing his efforts on completing his undergraduate degree and pursuing a commission with the Reserve Officer Training Corps in the United States Army in 2009. Additionally, he enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard in 2005 and has continued to serve (still currently), while completing a tour of a duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011-2012.

Steven Hus is currently serving as an Assistant Brigade Support Fire Support Officer assigned to HQ 76th Infantry Bridge Combat Team. In 2013, he began his career in Law Enforcement, serving with the Kendallville, IN Police Department before transferring to the Fort Wayne, IN Police Department (FWPD) in 2016. After joining the FWPD, Hus joined their Air Support Unit (ASU) which was tasked with operating sUAS and C-UAS platforms in support of a variety of special operations teams.

Currently, Steven serves as a Detective with the FWPD Digital Evidence Management Unit while also serving in the ASU and FWPD recruiting team. While serving in the ASU, he was fortunate to attend a variety of conferences including UTAC 2021.

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