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LEDA was created by law enforcement officers who have a wealth of experience in both manned and unmanned aviation to develop a standard of training and best practices in the field. We are growing rapidly and have over 700 LEO agencies worldwide represented. 

Whether you have an established UAS program or are just starting up, a LEDA membership provides value to both you and your agency.

LEDA is only open to law enforcement members and we focus our training on law enforcement-related missions. We do allow non-LE members, though in certain circumstances.  If you're a firefighter/EMS/SAR pilot who work for a government agency and actively assist in law enforcement missions please follow the instructions below to request membership.​​


Sign Up instructions:​

To become a LEDA member, click on the "SIGN UP" button below. You will have to sign in or create a LEDA login account for the website. You will be prompted to answer a few questions during this process such as what agency you work for, your position, and your state code. Please use your agency email address if you can. This helps us vet our member applicants to ensure their status in law enforcement.  


If you're a firefighter/EMS/SAR pilot who actively assists in law enforcement missions, there is a line to detail your role in LE UAS missions at the bottom of the form. We ask that you write a short explanation of your role and what agency you assist and that will help us approve the request.

Once your login request is approved, you will be able to purchase a single membership below.

Agency memberships are also available at discount, see below for details!


A membership with our organization grants you access to our document center, current and future training videos, vehicle build-out photo gallery, member events and webinars, and the ability to earn your LEDA/NIST Flight Skills 1 or Flight Skills 2 certification. LEDA hosts both online and in-person events, including our nationally recognized four-day training conferences with information-rich lectures and scenario-based practical exercises. In addition to our training conferences, we host multiple regional training events throughout the country, catering to the area's needs for UAS training. Webinars are free to LEDA members, but there may be a cost to attend an in-person training event, as we travel to the locations to train with our gear and instructors.


Our document center contains various templates for policies/procedures, warrants, affidavits, logs, and reports. We are regularly updating and adding content as it becomes available. If you have documents that would benefit the LE UAS community, please share them with other members!


The vehicle build-out gallery documents equipment from UAS response vehicles to connectivity setups to help you find a solution for what would work for you. If you have photos of your buildout, a solution, or an outside-the-box piece of equipment that helps in your workflow, feel free to send them to us to add to this valuable resource. 

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  • Single Membership

    Join the LEDA Community!
    Valid for one year
    • Yearly access to our members only information and training
    • Includes access to our communications with frequent updates
    • Loads of training content in our members only area


Agencies may purchase membership for their team with a discount at the following levels.  


5-10 Members

11-20 Members

21 + Members

20% off

30% off

40% off

Please email to discuss the purchase of your agency membership.  We can send you a quote and invoice for the purchase which can be made by P-Card or PO.


Agency Membership

Disclaimer: The Law Enforcement Drone Association (LEDA) is a 501(c)(3) organization run by law enforcement officers, current and former.  Training provided by LEDA often contains Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) information and active incident debriefs involving the use of UAS.  In order for us to keep the training relevant and secure, LEDA may reach out to your law enforcement agency to verify current employment upon your purchase of a membership.  If you sign up and it is discovered you are not an active or retired law enforcement officer (or government employee who assists in law enforcement missions), your membership may be voided.  No refunds will be provided.  To expedite this vetting process, we recommend you use your government email address as your login email.  

LEDA will never disseminate the information used to create your membership without your consent.  One of the goals of LEDA is to connect our members with the most up to date technology and help our members develop solid working relationships with our partners in the UAS industry.  At certain LEDA events, LEDA may provide vendors with a list of names and email addresses used at the event sign up to help facilitate communications between attendees and vendors.  If you do not want LEDA to share your information with our trusted partners, you may opt out by sending us an email stating, "I do not wish to share the information I provide for this event registration."  We respect your privacy.  

Please reach out if you have any questions before signing up at  Thank you and we look forward to helping you in any way we can!


Are you a drone service provider that desires to utilize LEDA's best practices and standards of training for drones?  Are you a public safety drone training company that wants to be a part of the LEDA community?  We have implemented the Associate Member tier for companies and individuals wanting to join our LEDA community and learn and use our standards to better the community as a whole.  We have had so many requests from around the globe for the ability for non-sworn, non-government employees to join LEDA, and this is your shot! 


You'll get access to our instructional videos, our training breakouts, members only podcasts, equipment/setup page and most of our documents page.  We are unable to share all of them due to some case sensitivity.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this membership tier, but we would love to help you and your drone piloting skills improve and raise to the LEDA Standard!

To Join: Simply click the "Sign Up" button below to create a login to our website.  Once we review and approve the login, you can then come back to this page and click the button labeled "Become an Associate Member!" below and make the purchase.  Once you do, you will have access to the above mentioned side of our site.  We are also working to be able to include the ability for Associate Members to attend certain LEDA training events.  We will push that information out when we have the roadmap set up for that, which should be coming in 2024.  Thank you and let us know if you have any questions!

Best Value

Associate LEDA Member



Membership for Non-LE UAS pilots/companies

Valid for one year

For Companies That Train/Instruct

For UAS Pilots that want to learn best practices

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