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sUAS Developments in the News

Huntington Beach Police will start using drones, but with limits


The Huntington Beach Police Department received the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday night for a one-year pilot program to learn how two drones can be used to enhance public safety.

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Trump administration selects 10 cities to test drones


The US Department of Transportation announced that 10 state and local governments were selected to test advanced drone applications as part of a program to ease them into American skies.

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Illinois Senate approves plan that would allow police to monitor large crowds with drones


Police across Illinois could use drones to monitor crowds at sporting events, music festivals and other large gatherings under legislation the state Senate approved Wednesday.

Read More at Chicagotribune.com →

House votes to outlaw weapons on small recreational drones 


The House voted Friday to outlaw weapons on small drones.

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Rockford police to start using drones to aid in investigations


Police in the northern Illinois city of Rockford will begin using drones to help with traffic investigations.

Read More at LATimes.com →

Anti-drone technology to be used at NASCAR races in Texas


The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers will be using technology from a company called DroneShield to protect the skies during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Read More at FoxSanAntonio.com →

Trump administration seeks authority to intercept drone communications to thwart domestic attacks


Citing a growing threat of drone use by terrorists for surveillance or as weapons, the Trump Administration is seeking authority to intercept drone communications.

Read More at Washingtonpost.com →

Ohio Attorney General releases model policy for police UAS use


In addition to the creation of a model policy, 14 recommendations address topics such as licensure, training, protocols, and data/records management.

Read More at PoliceOne.com →