Performance and Safety Reporting
Part 107 requires the remote pilot in command to notify the FAA within 10 days of any sUAS accident that involves:
Serious injury to any person or any loss of consciousness; or in the case of property damage other than the sUAS, accidents in which:
- The cost of repair (including materials and labor) exceeds $500; or
- The fair market value of the property exceeds $500 in the event of total loss.
Seek out opportunities to educate the community about the sUAS program and be open to learning from them about their concerns and suggestions.
Send the sUAS team to community group meetings to display the sUAS and explain the agency’s plan of operations and the commitment to safety and privacy.
Invite the media and community leaders in small groups to a training mission where the sUAS is being utilized to demonstrate how the sUAS team works to protect safety and privacy.
Work with the media to inform the community of scheduled testing being led by the department and leverage them todiscuss both successes and failures in the department’s use of UAS.
Work with existing stakeholder organizations, such as citizen advisory boards, to involve members of the community and gain their perspective.
Post photos and video on the agency website and provide links and updates on the agency’s social media platforms.
Maintain an open door policy for community members who call with concerns or criticisms regarding the UAS program.
Police Foundation sUAS Resources
Currently under development, the goal of this system is to collect data on sUAS operations in order to identify the safest, most ethical, and most efficient ways to integrate sUAS into law enforcement operations.