Implementing a Public Safety Drone Program: Instructor-led Training Support Package
Recently, a growing number of agencies have explored the use of drones as a promising new practice. To help guide public safety agencies through the process of establishing and implementing successful drone programs, the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has partnered with the National Center for Policing Innovation (NCPI), formerly known as the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, to create and make available the Implementing a Public Safety Drone Program: Instructor-led Training Support Package (Drone ILTSP).
NCPI also provides a companion eLearning course: Use of Drones by Public Safety Agencies: An Introduction
Developed as a comprehensive training resource for in-person instruction, Drone ILT provides direct access to instructional materials addressing drone program implementation in a public safety setting. Specifically, the Drone ILTSP includes downloadable versions of the following:
- Instructor Guide complete with a researched and cited instructional script
- Participant Guide that includes notes, exercises, and activity pages
- Pre- and post-course assessment and corresponding answer key
- Course media (case study videos) in standard, closed captioned (CC), and audio-description (AD) versions
Appropriate for delivery as an 8-hour, in-person training or segmented modular training, the Drone ILTSP course includes an examination of current credentialing requirements, the evolving nature of drone technology and associated regulations, as well as guidance for determining the scope of resources needed for successful implementation. All materials are designed to be fully accessible (508 compliant) and focus on engaging participants through carefully crafted discussions, activities, and case studies that encourage participants to learn from the experiences and insights shared by featured practitioners on the ways they use drone programs to support and enhance their service to the community.
Public safety agencies interested in implementing a drone program, police agencies, sheriff’s departments, fire and rescue services, and other public safety stakeholders.
This project was developed by the National Center for Policing Innovation (NCPI), formerly known as the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, and was supported by cooperative agreement 2020-CK-WXK-050 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
The National Center for Policing Innovation (NCPI), formerly known as the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative community policing training, technical assistance, and program management services to law enforcement organizations and the communities they serve throughout the United States.