What type of drones does the Police Department have?

The Police Department has two (2) Drones, 

  • DJI Matrice 300 RTK
    • Maximum Speed – 51 mph
    • Maximum Range – 9.3 miles
    • Flight Time – 55 minutes
    • Weight – 20 pounds
  • DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advance
    • Maximum Speed – 45 mph
    • Maximum Range – 6.2 Miles*
    • Flight Time – 31 minutes
    • Weight – 2.5 pounds

* Drones flown by SLPD Police Officers must remain in Visual Light of Sight (VLOS).  An exception to flights beyond visual light of site, is through an approved FAA Waiver for First Responders, Tactical Beyond Visual Light of Sight (TBVLOS).  TBVLOS is only to be used in extreme emergency situations to safeguard human life.  The drone must remain within 1500 feet of the Pilot in Charge (PIC).

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1. What is a drone or UAS?
2. What is the difference in the terms Drone, UAS, and UAV?
3. What type of missions does the UAS program fly?
4. How is my privacy protected?
5. Where is the video and photos taken by the UAS stored?
6. Who has access to the video and photos?
7. What training do UAS pilots undergo?
8. What rules and regulations must Sugar Land Police UAS pilots follow?
9. Why does Sugar Land Police Department use UAS rather than helicopters?
10. Who authorizes the use and deployment of the UAS?
11. What type of drones does the Police Department have?