University of Louisville Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the University of Louisville of Louisville, KY.
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From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Kentucky Open Records Act , I hereby request the following records:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Brandon Wieber

From: Pawson,Sherri Faye

On behalf of the custodian of the records of the University of Louisville, I am acknowledging receipt of your request for records. I respond on behalf of the university to all requests made of U of L employees under the Kentucky Open Records Act and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as well as to subpoenas and other requests for the inspection of university records. This includes internal as well as external requests.

I have asked the appropriate university personnel to identify any/all responsive records and send them to me. I hope to have a response, but will provide at least an update to our progress of identifying records, by the end of the week.

From: Pawson,Sherri Faye

I have not identified any records responsive to your request. Please let me know if you think I can be of further assistance.


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