Aerial Integration: Developing a UAV/sUAS Law Enforcement Program

Event Phone: 984-664-7649

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  •  14 November, 2017 - 16 November, 2017
     08:30 - 17:00


Dates: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 – Thursday, 16 November 2017  (3 days/24 hours)

Location:  North Carolina National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters- Claude T. Bowers Building Distance Learning Classroom4105 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Instructors:  Kyle Snyder, Director, NextGen Air Transportation Program (NGAT) – Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University

Thomas Zajkowski, Flight Operations Manager, NextGen Air Transportation Program



Aerial Integration focuses on the various ways law enforcement agencies can leverage aviation technology in daily operations. The course reviews UAV/SUAS technology, platforms, tactical employment, and integration with law enforcement functions. Presenters will provide action steps for agencies to adopt and employ this emergent technology. Regulators will provide an overview of the legal aspects of employment and developing UAV/SUAS programs. Finally, instructors will provide attendees with in-field live UAS application experience with flight operations and mission data analysis.


  1. UAS Basics
  2. UAV/SUAS History, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned
  3. UAV/SUAS Types, Roles, and Usage
  4. UAV/SUAS Regulations
  5. Safety
  6. Manned Aerial Operations
  7. Intelligence Functions
  8. Active/Passive Support
  9. Search and Rescue Functions
  10. Implementation
  11. Crew Selection and Management
  12. Live UAS Application Experience with Flight Operations and Mission Data Analysis


  1. Understanding How to Establish a UAV/SUAS Program
  2. Understanding Legal Implications: Federal, State, and Municipal Guidelines
  3. Understanding Procurement and Costs
  4. Understanding UAV/SUAS Platforms, Capabilities and Functionality

*** Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel. ***

Housing, Meals and Incidentals: Students and their sponsoring agencies are responsible for these costs.


MANTA training is provided free of charge through a Governor’s Crime Commission Grant and the NC National Guard Counterdrug Program.

For more information or to register for a class, contact:

Lieutenant Fredrick Yebuah at:

(O: 984-664-7649)

(C: 704-400-9960 or 919-341-9090)


4105 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607, United States


Built in 1965 and officially dedicated as the “Claude T. Bowers National Guard Center” in 1981, this 75,000 sq ft facility includes a drill hall, offices for Guard administrative personnel, maintenance shops, and a distance education classroom equipped with computers and internet access. It was here that the National Guard provided essential services to the citizens of North Carolina amongst years of war and natural disasters until a the new Joint Force Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center was built in 2012.