Investigating Complaints Involving Drones

Investigating Complaints Involving Drones

This program is offered as a 2 hour webinar

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (commonly referred to as “drones”) are an emerging technology which offers exciting possibilities but as drones increase in popularity, police are beginning to receive citizen complaints about misuse. Is your agency equipped to investigate these complaints?  Are you familiar with the laws which regulate drones? Would you recognize the difference between a “hobby drone” that is operating legally and one that could pose a threat to public safety?

This training will introduce you to the world of drones, help you to understand the complicated regulations and gain a better understanding of drone technology. If you want to be prepared to investigate drone related incidents, this training will provide you the information you need.

Course Objectives:

  1st hour:  Introduction to Drones

  •         Drone basics and the fundamentals of unmanned flight
  •         Overview of current technology, capabilities and trends
  •         Understanding the terminology
  •         Overview of the new rules that went into effect in 2016 (part 107)
  •         Rules restricting drone operation near airports and sensitive locations
  •         Review of drone laws—local, state and federal
  •         Drone registration, when registration is required


2nd Hour: Investigating Drone Incidents

  •         Case studies involving high profile drone related incidents
  •         What you need to know before enacting a drone ordinance
  •         Defining local law enforcement’s role in regulating drone use
  •         How to distinguish between lawful and unlawful drone use
  •         Collecting and interpreting electronic evidence from drones
  •         How and when to contact the FAA
Investigating Complaints Involving Drones