TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Nicholas J. Sacco and Nicholas P. Scutari that would set forth specific guidelines to be followed by law enforcement agencies when employing unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, for surveillance purposes was approved today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.
“Over the past several years, the drone industry has grown rapidly and is expected to double in the next decade. Before that happens, we need to institute strict safeguards to protect the privacy of all New Jersey residents,” said Sacco, D-Hudson/Bergen. “Although drones offer a great solution to overcome cost and manpower shortages, this technology cannot be used without limitations. The safety of our residents must always come first.”