The California city that sends a drone to 911 calls

When a Chula Vista resident places a 911 call for police assistance, they’re almost always going to get a drone. Thanks to a Trump-era FAA program, Chula Vista police don’t need special permission to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) beyond visual line of sight. The police department has been part of the “Drone as First Responder” program since 2018 and can now fly drones over the entire city.