Drone proposals and policies (Oregon State Police)

Katherine Fink filed this request with the Oregon State Police of Oregon.
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From: Katherine Fink

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);
2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on the use of drones by police, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;
3. any departmental records concerning the use of and/or research 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.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Katherine Fink

From: Records, Central

Please see the attached response to your record request.

[Holly B Signature]
Holly Bolton
Legal Compliance Specialist
Oregon State Police Headquarters
Central Records Section

Oregon State Police
Central Records Section
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Our fax number changed to: 503-378-6300



I just wanted to relay that the Oregon State Police does not have an aerial drone program. There has been conversation about the technologies but not implemented at this time.

If you have any further questions please feel free to call me at 541-706-1653

Thank you


Bill Fugate, Captain
Oregon State Police
Public Information Officer