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LEDA conference brings together police agencies from across the country.

By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill

About 70 police agencies from across the country took part in the Law Enforcement Drone Association (LEDA) fourth annual conference, where participants took part in seminars on various aspects of done use in emergency management operations and participated in flight training exercises.

The conference, held in Bend, Oregon, Sept. 26 through Sept. 29, featured sessions focused on establishing a drone-as-first-responder program, crash/crime scene reconstruction, and maintaining a successful drone program through public transparency and community outreach, Brandon Karr, LEDA at-large board member and public information officer, said in an interview.

More than 150 conference public safety officers and staff members took part in the conference, the association’s largest annual event. Although most participants represented police and…


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