To assist organizations as they integrate small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) into their workflow. Our training and consulting style is collaborative with a focus on safety and efficiency. From Law Enforcement, to Fire and Rescue and other public service agencies, a view from above will help first responders overcome obstacles and reduce potential risk. Tactical Drone Operations collaborations lead to a culture of safe, risk-aware UAV pilots at the launch of the agency sUAS program.

We can collaborate with your team lead to determine the best-fit training program for your organization, including recommendations for equipment, accessories, data management programs, and operational procedures. We will discuss and determine specified operation procedures for your UAV/sUAS team, such as COA application, air traffic control provisions, aircraft registration, pre & post flight checklists, safety equipment, emergency procedures, accident/incident reporting, maintenance, logging, etc.


Tactical operations may be the most dangerous aspect of law enforcement work, with barricades, hostile crowds, hostage situations, active shooters, or raids. An aerial observer (using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV) allows officers to see around corners and offers greater situational awareness without risking assets.

Law Enforcement organizations have broad use cases for sUAS systems, used as “eyes in the sky” such as:

  • Accident Scene Reconstruction
  • Fugitive Pursuit
  • Search & Rescue Operations
  • Crowd Control
  • Active Shooter Scenarios
  • Intelligence-Gathering, or Monitoring Targeted Areas
  • Traffic Management


Over the years, our founders and instructors have had extensive experience is the world of aviation, cinematography and audio, video and software applications for production and post-production. Douglas Spotted Eagle, our principal consultant, has long history of aviation, from the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography in skydiving to commercial application of drone/UAV use. Tactical Drone Operation’s latest evolution and vision is to incorporate its years of experience for best-practices training into the world of UAV use.

Tactical Drone Operations serves as a consultant within the UAV industry, offering training and speaking engagements on UAV topics: UAV cinematography, commercial and infrastructural UAV applications, UAV risk management, night UAV flight, aerial security systems, and 107 training to ensure pilots clearly understand the FAA laws. With an intimate knowledge of the FAA, FARs, and FSIM, our collective experience with instructors and UAV pilots nationwide is our foundation for creating a best-practices for everything drone/UAV/UAS.