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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 500 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. If you're a firefighter/EMS/SAR pilot who actively assists in law enforcement missions please follow the instructions below to request membership.​​


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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Sign Up instructions:​

To become a LEDA member, click on the "Become a LEDA Member" 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 or agency membership from the Membership page below. 

If you have additional questions about membership, please let us know at

  • 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
  • Agency Membership

    Five Pilots for the price of Four!
    Valid for one year
    • Your entire team encompassed in one plan!
    • Contact us if you have more than 5 you want to add
  • Training Partner MBR

    Training Partner Demo Membership - Purchase Code Required
    Valid for 6 months
    • Demo membership for partner training organizations
    • Access to all of LEDA Member content!
    • This membership is free for attendees of LEDA Partner Events

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 firefighter who assists in law enforcement missions), your membership will 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 checking the box labeled, "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!

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