Drone Program


It shall be the mission of those personnel of the Monterey Park Police Department who are trained in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), to use this resource to perform aerial data collection for officer safety and tactical purposes while also respecting private property and privacy of the community members of the City of Monterey Park.


The Monterey Park Police Department initiated its drone program in 2021. While developing the program, the Monterey Park Police Department studied the use of drone technology in public safety operations, while also researching best practices, policies, and procedures regarding the use of UAS technology in law enforcement.

The drone program has several sworn police officers trained in the operation of drones and use of UAS technology, and earned required licenses and certifications necessary to operate drones in the performance of their law enforcement duties

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