Community Policing and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Guidelines to Enhance Community Trust

Publication Date

November 2016


Maria Valdovinos Olson, James Specht, and Jennifer Zeunik


Technology has provided numerous benefits to law enforcement, increasing operational efficiency as well as officer and public safety. This guidebook is intended to help agencies decide whether to acquire a small unmanned aircraft system, and how to develop policies and procedures which will ensure public support, avoid potential pitfalls, and build community trust.

Recommended Citation

Valdovinos, M., Specht, J. & Zeunik, J. (2016). Law enforcement & unmanned aircraft systems (UAS): Guidelines to enhance community trust. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and National Policing Institute.