Drone Program

NBDPS Drone Program – Public Comment Request

Introduction

Public Safety Departments across the State of Minnesota have begun to utilize the advancements in unmanned aerial vehicle/system (UAV/UAS or “drone”) technology.  UAVs serve to assist in search and rescue, fire scene assessment and investigation, large area crime scene investigations and other benefits to overall public safety.  The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has begun to explore the addition of UAVs in an effort to provide the best public safety services possible to our community.

The City of New Brighton Public Safety Commission is asking for the public’s comments about the proposed implementation of a UAV program and draft policy governing drone usage.  Please note that all comments will be kept anonymous.

Links

NBPD Draft UAS Policy

New Brighton Public Safety Draft Drone Policy (PDF)

MN State Statute 626.19:  Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/626.19

2021 BCA Legislative Report: Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/Documents/2021-Use-of-Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicles.pdf

Options for providing feedback

NBPD Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBB29D5

Email: [email protected]

Mail: New Brighton Public Safety 785 Old Highway 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

In Person: New Brighton Public Safety Center 785 Old Highway 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

There will also be an opportunity for public comment at a future, regularly scheduled council meeting.