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Posted on: March 19, 2019

LCPD Introduces Drone Program


The League City Police Department is utilizing the latest aerial robotic technology with the implementation of their Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Operations program. The sUAS may be used when other means and resources are not available or are less effective. The program will operate in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. A request may be made to the sUAS Unit Commander to respond and assist with the use of their aerial vehicles to enhance the department’s mission of protecting lives and property.

The sUAS can support first responders in a situation that would benefit from an aerial perspective and enable first responders to detect dangers that could otherwise not be seen. 

League City Police Chief Gary Ratliff said, “There have been many situations in the past when a drone (sUAS) could have been used in tactical situations, as well as search and rescue situations to aid first responders and rescue personnel. We are a progressive department and will employ technologically advanced applications that are available to us in order to achieve our goal of protecting the lives and property of our citizens.”

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