The use of drones by employees of the City of Eugene was authorized by Administrative Order No. 21-19-03 of the City Manager in April, 2019. Each department may have different uses for drones, and participating departments have created a specific policies to establish guidelines for safe, efficient and lawful operations of drones.
How Drones May Be Used by the City of Eugene
This far-reaching technology may be used to enhance services provided to the community by:
- Protecting the lives and property of citizens and first responders
- Enhancing situational awareness during emergency response
- Inspecting and monitoring facilities, assets, infrastructure and natural resources
- Obtaining photos and video for outreach, including printed materials and social media
Drones will always be operated in a constitutionally and legally sound manner that respects and protects the privacy and civil liberties of all. Safety is the primary concern in every operation.