Drone Program

Public Act 103-0101 was signed by Governor JB Pritzker on June 16, 2023, which allowed police to use drones to monitor parades and special events in addition to other uses for public safety.  This law intends to enhance public safety operations in response to the deadly July 4, 2022 attack in Highland Park, Illinois.  

From time to time the Moline Police Department will deploy a drone in accordance with State law. When a drone is used at a routed event or special event, notice will be given 24 hours prior to the planned event and signs will be posted at entry points. 

Below is a link to the Moline Police Department drone policy, which is required by law to be publicly posted. 

Brinc Lemur 2

Permitted Uses

  1. To counter a high risk terrorist attack
  2. Pursuant to a search warrant
  3. Attempting to locate a missing person
  4. Engaging in search and rescue
  5. Aiding a person who cannot be safely reached
  6. To obtain crime scene and traffic crash photography
  7. To conduct infrastructure inspections
  8. Demonstration and training
  9. In response to a Public Safety Answering Point dispatched call for service
  10. Use at a routed event or special event 
Drone Public Notice

Department Owned Drones

DJI Matrice 30T

Outdoor drone - Capable of flying in extreme conditions.

Thermal, zoom, and range finder capabilities.

Obstacle avoidance

Spotlight and speaker attachment

41 min flight time


Lemur 2

Primarily indoor drone – small to fit in enclosed spaces

Obstacle avoidance

Turtle mode to right itself

Two way communications

Infrared imaging system

31 min flight time

  1. Eli Soliz