Officer in Charge: Sergeant Joseph Yamin
In 2020, the Dearborn Police Department created the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Team. The sUAS team consists of Officers who are licensed through the FAA for flying small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The officers assigned to the team have successfully passed training and demonstrated proficiency flying a federal registered sUAS in a wide variety of conditions.
The sUAS has the capabilities to assist other units in the department by establishing visual contact in high stress incidents which helps keep our officers safe. The sUAS can also be used to assist personnel on the ground for search and rescue, tracking, large area searches and photographing of large incident scenes.