New Video Highlights UAS Use in Law Enforcement
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Comments

The Justice Technology Information Center produced a video about law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The video, “Eyes in the Sky: How Law Enforcement Uses Unmanned Aircraft Systems," is available here.

Some law enforcement agencies are making use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to photograph and process crime scenes, assist with search and rescue operations, and help with other emergencies. The video highlights the functionality of UAS and offers tips to consider when standing up a UAS program. It also includes common myths.

The video was produced on behalf of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Production assistance was provided by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Mesa County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office demonstrated equipment and technology for filming.

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office uses UAS for crime scene and traffic accident investigations. The information helps the county’s investigators and prosecutors. UAS data is helpful to establish distance, which is important to investigations, by allowing them to determine the time it would take someone to reach a location.

Any UAS program needs solid research, planning and training, the video said. A common concern is privacy and the county has strict guidelines and reminds citizens that the aerial units can’t look through windows or walls.

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