4.10 Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

The purpose of this policy is to establish standards for the safe operation and use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, at the University, and to promote the safe operation of UAS in compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The Chief of the USA Police Department (USAPD) serves as the UAS Operations Administrator and is responsible for compliance and enforcement. The Chief of Police (or his designee) also serves as the University’s primary point of contact with the FAA and the Mobile Regional Airport.

Refer to the University’s Drones policy for more details.