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Drones:What Public Safety Officials Need to Know

Hours: 4
Tuition: $95

Program Information:

Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred as “drones” have moved quickly into the public eye. This emerging technology offers exciting possibilities for public safety however; privacy advocates have raised serious concerns. Several states have moved to pass legislation designed to restrict law enforcement from using this potentially useful technology. Despite this trend, the proliferation of drone technology is growing at an exponential rate. It is poised to be the next major innovation to benefit public safety.

This National presentation conducted to a live studio audience and webinar will introduce Police and Fire professionals to the world of drones and help you navigate the evolving legislation. If you or your agency is contemplating the use of or collaborating with other agencies in using this technology, this training will provide you the information you need to get started. *Working drones will be provided for examination and demonstration during program.

Some of the Topics:

The mechanics of drone flight
• Multi-rotor vs. fixed wing aircraft
• Wireless video systems
• Physical limitations of remote and autonomous aircraft
• Navigation, telemetry and stabilization systems

Practical applications for public safety
• Accident reconstruction
• Crime scene photography
• Fire detection
• Search and rescue
• Barricaded suspects
• Fugitive apprehension
• Detection of drug grow operations in public lands

Legislative Updates
• Balancing privacy concerns with public safety
• Overview of state legislation and the implications for law enforcement
• FAA regulations and the permitting process
• Mitigating public opposition

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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