Washoe County Sheriff- Drone Documents

Madison Vialpando filed this request with the Washoe County Sheriffs Office of Reno, NV.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Madison Vialpando

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public 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.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Madison Vialpando


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office in receipt of your records request concerning "drones". We are compiling the information that has been requested. This request will be completed in four to six weeks.

Thank you,

[new sheriff logo]Ron Souza
Administrative Supervisor- Records | WCSO
911 Parr Blvd.| Reno | NV | 89512
Office (775) 328-3366 | Fax (775) 328-3304
Email: rmsouza@washoecounty.us<mailto:rmsouza@washoecounty.us>
Web: www.WashoeSheriff.com<http://www.washoesheriff.com/>
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