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File #: 21-635    Version: 1 Name: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)/Drone End of Pilot Program Report
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 2/8/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Review and Discussion of the Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) End of Pilot Program Report; and (2) Direction to the Police Chief as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 2021-02-08_ATT - The Culver City Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) End of Pilot Program Report, 2. 2021-02-08_ATT - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Operations Policy
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CC - (1) Review and Discussion of the Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) End of Pilot Program Report; and (2) Direction to the Police Chief as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: February 8, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Assistant Police Chief 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 (02/04/2021); Culver City News Publication Notification (01/28/2021) and Notice of Publication (02/04/2021)

Department Approval: Acting Chief Manuel Cid (01/26/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) review and discuss the Police and Fire Department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) end of pilot program report; and (2) provide direction to the Police Chief as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

On January 28, 2019, Culver City Police and Fire staff presented the Culver City Police (CCPD) and Fire Departments' (CCFD) 18-month UAV pilot program to City Council. At that meeting, Council requested that staff provide Council with a mid-pilot program report at the halfway point of the UAV pilot program and a final report at the end of the pilot program. On December 9, 2019, staff provided Council with a mid-pilot program report and staff was directed to report back to City Council at the conclusion of the pilot program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other extenuating circumstances, staff was delayed in returning to Council with an end of pilot program report, and the pilot program was extended by four months, making it a 22-month pilot program.

The UAV pilot program began in February of 2019. Since then, there have been a total of 50 deployments. See the be...

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