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Unmanned Aircraft Systems have the potential to support the public safety mission in a cost-effective manner.  Getting a program airborne requires a working knowledge of the many issues that a public safety agency must address prior to actually flying a mission.  This workshop will provide information that public safety agencies need to know so that they can determine if there is a role for this technology to support their specific public safety mission.  This workshop will address UAS issues such as:

  • Current and future rules and regulations regarding the use of UAS
  • Issues with available spectrum and the differences between federal and civilian agencies use of spectrum
  • Federal UAS evaluation programs in order to allow more informed purchase and operational decisions
  • Privacy issues and working with the public you serve
  • Operational considerations
  • Aircraft and their payloads
  • Lessons learned from public agencies using UAS

There will be time for questions and answers and the ability to meet face to face with the agencies and individuals who are working the issues involved with the operational use of UAS.  Registration is FREE but is restricted to 300 attendees with 50 seats allocated for academia.

Online Registration for Public Safety

The criteria for public safety registration is: Law enforcement, fire, rescue, emergency management and employees of publicly owned/operated emergency medical service providers. A phone number will be required for employment verification.

Online Registration for Academia – Registration is now closed for academia.

The criteria for academic registration is: Employees of academic institutions actively engaged in research, test and evaluation of unmanned aircraft systems may attend; however, please limit registrations to 2 per institution. A phone number will be required for employment verification.  Registration for everyone other than those in public safety will close on May 24th.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will be hosting an exhibition area in conjunction with this event.  To register as an exhibitor, please complete the online Exhibit Space Application.

The Loews Annapolis Hotel has set aside a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $116/night plus tax.  Reservations can be made by phone or online.  Please identify yourself as part of the NLECTC LE/First Responders UAS when making your reservation through the Loews Reservations Center, 800-526-2593.  If you prefer to book online, please visit the website at www.loewsannapolis.com, select your arrival and departure dates, choose “Group” from the Partner/Group Rates dropdown, and enter your group code, LEF408 in the code field.  When you make your reservations, it is necessary to guarantee the room with a credit card.  Also, please keep in mind that all reservations made within this block must be made prior to May 1, 2013.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact (e-mail is preferred):

Michael K. O’Shea
Law Enforcement Program Manager
U.S. Department of Justice/OJP/NIJ/OST
810 Seventh Street, N.W. 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20531
Office (202) 305-7954
Fax (202) 307-9907
E-Mail: michael.oshea@usdoj.gov

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