Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Mission Statement

The Fairfax County Unmanned Aircraft Systems program will provide an enhanced level of operational capability, safety and situational awareness for first responders, other approved participating agencies, and decision-makers with relevant high quality imagery, data, and customized geospatial solutions using unmanned aircraft while continuing to maintain the public trust.

What the Program Would Do

What the Program Would Do

The draft program is designed to support a variety of government mission types including:

  • Search and rescue
  • Flooding assessments
  • Pre- and post-disaster damage assessments
  • Crash reconstruction
  • Fire incident/scene management and investigations
  • Hazardous materials responses
  • Situational awareness for wildlife management
What the Program Would NOT Do

What the Program Would NOT Do

The draft UAS program would not be used:

  • To conduct random surveillance activities
  • To target a person based solely on individual characteristics, such as, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion or disability
  • To harass, intimidate or discriminate against any individual or group
  • To conduct personal business or any other unauthorized use
Provide Your Feedback

Provide Your Feedback

We want to hear from you! Please use the form below to offer your feedback and ask questions. Written comments on the draft program must be received by the close of business Feb. 8, 2019, to be included in the official public record.

Unmanned Aircraft Feedback Form

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