Culver Drone Policy to Be Reviewed

At the city council meeting on Monday June 10, there we will be a discussion of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone Program and the possibility of creating a citizen advisory committee in connection with the program. The advisory committees are below the council and commissions and have been regarded in recent years as a pretty “window dressing” to show community involvement.

The Culver City Police and Fire Departments’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are very powerful and versatile community safety tools. Light weight and easy to transport, UAVs can be quickly deployed to assist Police and Fire personnel in handling rapidly unfolding emergency incidents. The UAVs will be used to provide aerial support during emergency Police and Fire operations, and provide an added layer of transparency and accountability by recording aerial video of the incidents. The UAVs will utilize a high definition camera and/or forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera system to provide real time situational awareness, which will help public safety officers in locating both suspects and victims …

Cilver City (CA) Observer | June 6, 2019

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