UAS stands for Unmanned Aircraft (or Aerial) System. The term UAS encompasses not only the UAV, but also the person or team on the ground controlling the flight, as well as the system that connects the two (GPS, ground control, transmissions systems, cameras, software, etc).
Law Enforcement agencies are using UASs for search and rescue, traffic collision reconstruction, investigations, crime scene analysis, surveillance, and crowd monitoring.
Our UAS Unit consists of 2 small unmanned aircraft systems.
The primary drone is equipped with infrared camera, night vision, zoom camera, and can go up to approximately 23 miles per hour. This drone has helped the Sheriff's Office locate missing people, fugitives on the run, and investigate crimes.
The UAS performs over-watch of the Special Response Team during their operations.