Drone Program

The McFarland Police Department Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Team currently consists of three certified pilots and one UAS (drone). The team strives to enhance its ability to serve the community while equally protecting constitutional rights, privacy interests and public safety. Most requests for the UAS occur for investigations involving missing/endangered persons, fleeing persons and aerial views at large events to manage public services. The pilots are licensed under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Part 107 Small-Unmanned Aerial System certification process. The pilots enhance their skills through training exercises within the Village and with outside agencies. The UAS has proven successful in many different situations since the program started in 2019.