2018 Guide to Drones in Law Enforcement
In the same way body cameras have been a game-changer for law enforcement operations, UAVs will revolutionize many aspects of police work. According to an April 2017 report from the Bard Institute, at least 347 state and local police, sheriff, fire and EMS departments in the U.S. have acquired UAVs, with local law enforcement leading public safety drone acquisitions.
This special coverage series takes an in-depth look at considerations for police departments looking to implement a UAS program, case studies of UAS in action, how to handle community concerns and much more.
Full list of 2018 Guide to Drones in Law Enforcement results
DJI | NCDOT - After Hurricane Florence–
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Department of Transportation deployed 15 teams and flew over 250 drone missions to determine damage and dispatch aid quickly to where it was needed most. Thanks to DJI drones, state leaders were able to access live video to assess infrastructure and make timely decisions. DJI continues to work with NCDOT and other organizations to improve how state and local governments help their communities.
Read our White Paper about the North Carolina Drone Framework: https://enterprise.dji.com/whitepaper/drones_in_government
Learn more: https://enterprise.dji.com/government
Video roundup: Police UAS in action–
Police agencies are quickly seeing the aerial surveillance advantages drones offer during many different LE ops
4 steps to freeing up resources for community policing–
Community policing is an effective way to reduce crime and strengthen relationships with the public. The challenge is finding ways to do it within police budgets and time constraints.
Why drones should be part of every PD’s disaster response plan–
The instantaneous air support offered by drones proved indispensable to the Daytona Beach Police Department during the response to Hurricane Irma
How a Wash. PD is leveraging drone technology to serve citizens– 1
The Tukwila Police Department’s UAS program proved its worth during the first month of operations
Cops weigh in: The impact of UAS on policing–
We asked our readers how their police agencies were using (or planning to use) drones and some of the challenges they’ve faced along the way
How police can justify a drone acquisition to the public– 2
Helping your community understand how unmanned aerial systems can improve public safety is key to overcoming public resistance
5 steps toward achieving community support for police UAS programs– 2
While drone technology can provide immeasurable benefits, it has the potential to drive a wedge between police and the community
Policing Matters Podcast: Tactical uses for drones–
Now that there is a little deeper understanding of the legal parameters, police agencies are beginning to adopt the technology
7 factors to consider when purchasing a public safety UAS–
A UAS can be a powerful force multiplier for public safety agencies that is a safe, efficient and effective way to increase mission capabilities
UAS operations: Which FAA regulation is best for your police agency?–
Determining which regulatory option is best for your agency and, more importantly, the type of operation, can be challenging
5 applications for UAS in law enforcement–
From accident reconstruction to search and rescue, drones are a game-changer for law enforcement operations