New Florida Drone Law Goes Into Effect Monday; Limits Police Drone UseBeyond UCF, Politics, Safety — By Jacob Sadowsky on June 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm
Among the slurry of new laws that will take effect in Florida on Monday, one law cracks down on the use of drones by law enforcement.
Under the new provision, local law enforcement will be limited in their ability to use drones except in certain situations, such as in the prevention of imminent danger to life or other high risk scenarios such as acts of terrorism.
The new law also requires law enforcement to obtain to obtain search warrants in order to collect any evidence or perform any searches.
In January, the Orange County Police Department purchased two $25,000 drones to add to its arsenal. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings stated that the drones were to be used only in “unique circumstances.”
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