Friday, January 27, 2017

How Law Enforcement Can Harness the Benefits of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

While UAS devices have been beneficial in assisting law enforcement in a number of ways, they’ve also raised concerns within the community about the possibility of police violating privacy rights through aerial surveillance.

In 2015, public safety stakeholders and aviation experts convened with the goal to produce a blueprint for how law enforcement agencies can use unmanned aircraft systems most effectively, fairly, and transparently. One of the key recommendations from the meeting was that to encourage acceptance of a UAS program, the community should be engaged early in the planning and implementation process.

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