May 16, 2018
Dear Campus community,
A new policy for the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) on campus property has been approved. The new policy specifies the conditions under which drones may be operated, indoors or outdoors, and establishes the approval process to operate a drone on the University of California, Berkeley campus property. The policy is available at: https://campuspol.berkeley.edu/policies/drone(campus).pdf.
The policy becomes effective May 15, 2018. This policy works in conjunction with the Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) policy issued by University of California Office of the President, which is available at: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3500671.
With the advancements and increased use of drones, this policy was developed to ensure the safety and privacy of our campus community members along with the general public and visitors on our campus. I invite you to review the new policy to familiarize yourself with the conditions and operational approval process for drone use on our campus.
If you have any questions in the coming days, contact the University Police (UCPD) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.