The nonprofit Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) has announced the release of the Standards for Public Safety Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Programs.
The standards were developed by the nonprofit Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) under contract to ALEA for use by the public safety aviation community, says ALEA.
According to ALEA, public safety agencies considering sUAS operations are encouraged to use the standards as a guiding document, and public safety agencies already operating sUAS are encouraged to review the standards and perform an internal gap analysis to determine their compliance with industry best practices.
The new drone standards contain five sections – administration, flight operations, safety, training and maintenance.
Adherence to these standards can provide assurance to the civilian community that its public safety agency is operating in accordance with well established, safe, efficient and ethical practices, says ALEA.
The standards can be downloaded at ALEA’s website here.