The COPS Training Portal announces the availability of a unique
new resource, Implementing a Public Safety Drone Program: Instructor-led
Training Support Package (Drone ILTSP). Developed as a comprehensive
training resource for in-person instruction, Drone ILT provides direct access
to instructional materials addressing drone program implementation in a public
Recently, a growing number of agencies have explored the use of drones as a promising new practice. To help guide public safety agencies through the process of establishing and implementing successful drone programs, the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has partnered with the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) to create and make available the Implementing a Public Safety Drone Program: Instructor-led Training Support Package (Drone ILTSP).
Specifically, the Drone ILTSP includes downloadable versions of the following:
- Instructor Guide complete with a researched and cited instructional script
- Participant Guide that includes notes, exercises, and activity pages
- Pre- and post-course assessment and corresponding answer key
- Course media (case study videos) in standard, closed captioned (CC), and audio – description (AD) versions
Appropriate for delivery as an 8-hour, in-person training or segmented modular training, the Drone ILTSP course includes an examination of current credentialing requirements, the evolving nature of drone technology and associated regulations, as well as guidance for determining the scope of resources needed for successful implementation. All materials are designed to be fully accessible (508 compliant) and focus on engaging participants through carefully crafted discussions, activities, and case studies that encourage participants to learn from the experiences and insights shared by featured practitioners on the ways they use drone programs to support and enhance their service to the community.
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