The SP Police Drone Program

The department’s Drone Program was established in early 2017 to aid in monitoring vehicle traffic flow patterns, spotting roadways needing repairs, gathering data for accident reconstruction, identifying locations were enforcement efforts should be prioritized, and other police operations.

Notably, Seat Pleasant is the first City in the United States to receive clearance from the TSA, DHS, and FAA to operate our drone (sUAS – Small Unmanned Aircraft System) in the Capitol Region’s Flight Restricted Zone. In accordance with regulatory requirements, department Drone operators are Part 107 certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.