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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br />UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM (UAS) PROGRAMOPS-57 <br />Effective Date RevisionDateLast ReviewDate <br />Page 1of 6 <br />11-01-201902-03-202211-2019 <br />I.PURPOSE: <br />Toestablishes guidelines for the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and for <br />the administration of the program to include regulations, required training, complaint <br />investigation, auditing and reporting, and storage, retrieval, and dissemination of <br />images and data captured by the UAS. <br />II.POLICY: <br />The Surprise Police Department may deploy UASto enhance the Department’s <br />mission of protecting lives and property. UAS operation bySurprise Police <br />Department employees willcomply with all applicable laws and regulations. UAS <br />will only be deployedby trained and authorized personnel. Any use of UAS will be <br />in strict accordance with constitutional and privacy rights, Federal Aviation <br />Administration (FAA) regulations, A.R.S. § 13-3729, Surprise Police Department <br />(SPD) policies, and UAS manufacturers’ expressed specifications and limitations. <br />To enhance the level of safety and promote appropriate use of UAS, all procedures <br />in this policy willbe followed without deviation, unless necessary during an <br />emergency, or with appropriate supervisory approval. <br />III.DEFINITIONS: <br />TERMDEFINITION <br />Digital Media Digital recordings of images, sounds, and associated data. <br />Evidence (DME) <br />Federal Aviation The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the agency of <br />Administrationthe United States Department of Transportation <br />(FAA)responsible for the regulation and oversight of civil aviation <br />within the U.S., as well as operation and development of <br />the National Airspace System. Its primary mission is to <br />ensure safety of civil aviation. <br />Pilot-in-A crew member who has final authority and responsibility <br />Command for the operation and safety of the flight. <br />(PIC) <br />Program A member of the department designated by the chief of <br />Coordinatorpolice responsible for the management of the UAS <br />program. <br />Security OfficerA member of the department responsible for ensuring the <br />security of the flight crew during UAS operations. <br /> <br />