Proposed Guidelines for Use of sUAS Released for Public Review NR17294dm

October 6, 2017

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department has posted its proposed guidelines for the use of a small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) for public viewing and comment.

The Department welcomes and encourages Angelenos to review the document and share their thoughts about the potential use of the small aerial video platform. These proposed guidelines provide strict parameters for the use of so-called “drones” in only a handful of situations and with the expressed approval from top officials within the Department. The LAPD is committed to ensuring public trust, maintaining transparency, and most importantly keeping our communities safe through fair constitutional policing. We understand these goals can only be achieved through partnerships and input from our residents when we explore new ways to make Los Angeles the safest big city in the country.

Here is the link to study the guidelines:

Please provide your input or comments to

If you would like to send us a letter with your input or comments, the address is:

Los Angeles Police Department Office of Special Operations sUAS Pilot Project P.O. Box 30158 Los Angeles, CA 90030

The Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank you for taking the time to be a part of this important process.