Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Policy

On occasion, the Batavia Police Department utilizes unmanned aerial systems --commonly referred to as “drones”-- to enhance the department’s mission of protecting lives and property when other means and resources are not available or are less effective.

The State of Illinois recently passed Public Act 103-0101, which impacts regulations relating to Law Enforcement’s use of Unmanned Aerial Systems. As a result of this updated legislation, the Batavia Police Department is in the process of updating its Unmanned Aerial System policy to reflect the changes passed in Public Act 103-0101. Batavia PD will post the Department’s updated policy shortly.  In the interim, the Department will comply with the laws of the State of Illinois and the regulations of the FAA.

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations (PDF)