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File #: 19-1234    Version: 1 Name: UAV Policy, Pilot Program and Citizen Advisory Committee
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 5/1/2019 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 6/10/2019 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Discussion of the Culver City Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Policy, 18- Month Pilot Program and Citizen Advisory Committee; and (2) Direction to the Police Chief as Deemed Appropriate
Attachments: 1. 2019-05-28- ATT Unmanned Aerial Vehicle General Order 2019-01
Related files: 18-0807, 18-0575, 18-0957, 19-472, 19-811
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CC - (1) Discussion of the Culver City Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Policy, 18- Month Pilot Program and Citizen Advisory Committee; and (2) Direction to the Police Chief as Deemed Appropriate

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Meeting Date: June 10, 2019

Contact Person/Dept: Captain Jason Sims/Police Department

Phone Number: (310) 253-6391

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No []

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (06/05/19)

Department Approval: Scott Bixby, Police Chief (05/02/19)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) Discuss the Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Policy, 18-month pilot program and citizen advisory committee; and (2) provide direction to the Police Chief as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

On January 28th, 2019, Police and Fire staff presented the Culver City Police and Fire Departments' 18-month UAV pilot program to Council. At that meeting, staff was requested by Council to report back to Council on the following items:

1. The results of a poll of some surrounding Law Enforcement agencies regarding whether or not they have UAV program civilian oversight.
2. The Culver City Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's (LASD) policies on the retention of video and evidence related to Officer Involved Shootings (OIS).
3. Changes to the Police and Fire Department's UAV policy.
4. How we will measure the success of the 18 month pilot program.

Polling of Other Agencies

Staff polled several local Law Enforcement agencies in the area including: the Redondo Beach Police Department, Torrance Police Department, Beverly Hills Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department, El Segundo Police Depa...

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