College is currently developing a program focused on
training law enforcement officers on how to properly
and ethically operate drones.
Madison College is developing a program to train law
enforcement officers on how to properly and ethically
enforcement agencies in Wisconsin are considering using
drones, after a Senate bill passed last year allows for use
of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The legislation requires
agencies to obtain a search warrant before using drones to
collect evidence, but there are exceptions during certain
emergencies such as search-and-rescue operations. Critics
are concerned the law is broadly written and problematic.
outlet reported that Madison College is coming up with
training that will show police and firefighters how to fly
the aerial devices, as well as how to use them ethically.
a concern about the public perception ... and that is why we
feel the need to provide the safe and ethical training on
the devices and where it cannot be used," said Brian
Landers, chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at
Madison College. "Police officers are not going to be
trained to fly over neighborhoods and just randomly look for
things," he added.
said drones have the potential to save lives, by giving
authorities a way to get eyes on something from a distance.
The devices could also save taxpayers money.
Ahmuty, executive director of the American Civil Liberties
Union on Wisconsin, said the state law is weak, and there
must be guidelines to protect citizens' privacy.