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Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Considerations for Law Enforcement Action   [open pdf - 636KB]

From the Document: "Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones, are aircraft without a human pilot onboard that are controlled by an operator remotely or programmed to fly autonomously. While UAS in and of themselves are benign, negligent, reckless, wantonly dangerous, or nefarious use can seriously threaten the personal safety of emergency services personnel and the public, as well as obstruct law enforcement operations. When law enforcement action is taken against UAS and their operators, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement personnel need to be aware of several Federal statutes that that can affect their engagement, in addition to being familiar with the technical nature of UAS."

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2017-06
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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