Drones in Fairfax County

On May 21, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems program developed by staff for law enforcement and emergency management operations.  ASNV participated in an advisory task force in developing the user manual and advocated for consideration of natural areas, natural resource parks, refuges and other places where birds and other wildlife are likely to be present. On May 22, Roy Shrout, the County’s Deputy Coordinator for Emergency Management, wrote, “Thank you for the support and all the great things your team brought to the program.”