Current as of 2013
Drones are being deployed in a small, but growing number of state and local law enforcement operations.
It was recently revealed that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has flown hundreds of domestic drone missions on behalf of other agencies, including several state and local public safety agencies.
The following map shows state and local law enforcement agencies that either applied for the Federal Aviation Administration's drone authorization program or are known to have borrowed Customs and Border Protection drones for missions. Click an icon for details. Information was compiled from records obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and is current as of 2013.
Federal agencies, municipal governments or non-law enforcement agencies experimenting with drones, such as colleges are universities, are not listed. Other government agencies are listed on EFF's drone authorization map.
Hogan said the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center is "actively monitoring" social media and other online activity for "potential threats."
In the absence of federal drone regulations, states rush in to pass their own laws on when and where drones can fly.
The National Guard will leave the Texas border by spring, earlier than many thought.
Between 2005 and 2013, agents apprehended more than 40,000 people at the nine most inland Border Patrol stations representing locations as far as 350 miles from Mexico.
Everyone from Hollywood to state and local governments want in on the action.
A measure that regulates law enforcement use of drones was passed by California lawmakers and now awaits the decision of Gov. Jerry Brown.
Washington state goes in circles over drone regulations.
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed the bill, saying he wants more privacy protection.
Unmanned aircraft are coming, and they will raise a lot of issues for local governments to sort out.
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, newly released records show, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police.