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
Video roundup: Police UAS in action–
Police agencies are quickly seeing the aerial surveillance advantages drones offer during many different LE ops
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
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
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