The number of organizations that have been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration is estimated to have grown to about 100. They include the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and numerous universities. About a dozen are law enforcement agencies. Here is a list provided by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the industry's main trade group.

Arlington County Police Department (Texas)

CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)

Georgia Tech Police Department (Georgia)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Hays County Office of Emergency Services (Texas)

Houston Police Department (Texas)

Miami-Dade Police Department (Florida)

Mesa County Arizona Police Department (Colorado)

North Little Rock Police Department (Arkansas)

Ogden Police Department (Utah)

Seattle Police Department (Washington)

Virginia Tech Police Department (Virginia)

Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas)

Washington State Department of Transportation (Washington)

Source: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International



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