In July 2021, the Chico Police
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program, commonly known as drones
The department currently has seven pilots who hold a commercial
drone, Part 107 license, issued by the Federal Aviation
Administration. Chico PD currently flies two Mavic
Enterprise Advanced drones along with four Mavic Mini 2’s.
The Mavic Advanced drones have a thermal camera that allows
officers to more effectively track activity in the dark.