Technology has provided numerous benefits to law enforcement, increasing operational efficiency as well as officer and public safety. And with the growing use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by law enforcement, these advantages have increased exponentially. But operating a UAS safely, without violating privacy and other civil rights, presents great challenges too. And the public is wary. Many people worry about "spying," unwanted surveillance, and data collection. In response, the Police Foundation has developed this one-of-a-kind guidebook to help agencies decide whether to acquire a UAS, and if they do, how to develop policies and procedures which will ensure public support, avoid potential pitfalls, and build community trust. A comprehensive guide to all aspects of this technology, Community Policing and Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Guidelines to Enhance Community Trust provides information on UAS training, staffing, policy development, funding, regulations and more - all with a focus on community collaboration and buy-in.
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