NCJA Basic Level Drone Training Course


Drone/UAS Basic Level Training Course for Public Safety Officers/Units

Who Should Attend: Law Enforcement officers, investigators, crime scene technicians, traffic accident investigations, Special Weapons and Tactics Team and other Special Response Team officers, fire/rescue an emergency management personnel, and other agency personnel that may be involved in managing, operating or supporting unmanned/drone aerial flight operations in a department.

Course Description and Objectives:

Course Goal. This course will prepare the course participant to:

  1. Successfully challenge and pass the FAA Part 107 Remote sUAS Operator examination
  2. Learn basic hands-on UAV/Drone flying skills
  3. Introduce the attendee to Best Practices, TTP’s, Policies and Procedures of operating a Drone Aviation Program as a member of a Public Safety Organization
  4. Learn the Legalities of Operating a Drone in Support of Law Enforcement or other Public Safety missions
  5. Learn about and participate in Public Safety Drone Operation Exercise Scenarios emphasizing Aerial Grid Searches, Search and Rescue (SAR), Observation of Person(s)/Point(s) of interest, Special Event Over-watch, Crime Scene and Accident Investigations data collection, and more.

Course Objectives. The Student will be able to:

  1. Display Knowledge of Federal and State Drone laws and regulations.
  2. Successfully pass the FAA Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot Certificate examination.
  3. Know how to safely plan and operate a UAS/Drone as the Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) or support an airborne Drone Operation as a Visual Observer (VO) mission crew member.
  4. Know how to ‘legally’ employee a drone in support of Law Enforcement or other Public Safety mission objectives.
  5. Know the basic requirements to establish a safe and professionally run Drone Aviation Program.
  6. Understand and be able to perform basic LE Tactical Flight Operation TTP’s.
  7. Be aware of ‘Criminal and non-intentional’ illegal flight operations.
  8. Able to plan, coordinate and lead various operational missions: Aerial Grid Searches, Search and Rescue (SAR), Observation of Person(s)/Point(s) of interest, Special Event Over-watch, Crime Scene and Accident Investigations data collection.
  9. Introduce attendees to intermediate and advanced drone operation courses: Night Flight Operations; Drone Aerial Forensic Support; Thermal Imagery Sensors, SWAT Team support.


Upon successful completion of the FAA Part 107 examination preparatory lessons in this course, the student will be required to test at an approved FAA testing facility and pass with a minimum score of 70% to receive the Part 107 ‘Remote UAS Operator’ certificate from the FAA.

Dual Reg: Fee & Payment Information: (Vendor contact and link)

Course tuition can be paid by credit card or check. Make checks payable to ‘Air Probe LLC‘.
Checks should be mailed to:
Air Probe LLC,
PO Box 9476,
Fayetteville, NC 28311.

For credit card payments email: ‘’; ‘Subj: NCJA Drone Basic Level training Course payment’ and you will be contacted with CC payment information.

Course registration and payments must be made by 13 March 2020 to begin the required ‘Pre-Attendance’ training. Those participants paying by credit card or requiring an invoice, must contact Air Probe LLC prior to the course start date by either email:, or by telephone: 910.325.2415, ext. 101 for credit card payment processing.

Course Fee: $999 payable to ‘Air Probe UAV’

Length of Course: 5 in-resident days; 64 hours total training hours; 2 hours FAA Exam

Next Scheduled Course Dates: 17 August thru 21 August 2020 at the NCJA Salemburg Campus