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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

UAV Agency Data

Laws of Minnesota 2020, Chapter 82, section 5, subdivision 12a-b requires all law enforcement agencies that maintain or use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known a drone, to report the following data by January 15 regarding the prior calendar year:

  • The number of times a UAV was deployed without a search warrant.
  • The date of each deployment.
  • The authorized use for each deployment (see Laws of Minnesota 2020, Chapter 82, section 5, subdivision 3).
  • The total cost of the agency’s UAV program.

Agencies should report the data to the BCA using this form. This report must be completed by agencies that had or used a UAV during the reporting year. Agencies that did not have or use a UAV during the reporting year do not need to submit a report.

 

UAV Agency Data

 
The BCA is required to compile and publish the data by June 15 of each year.
 
The first annual report will be published on this page by June 15, 2021.