Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Several drones have been launched during highly attended events in Deadwood. Police found that a resolution regarding drone use was paramount, as cameras and small weapons can be added to drones.
Several drones have been launched during highly attended events in Deadwood. Police found that a resolution regarding drone use was paramount, as cameras and small weapons can be added to drones.
pixabay.com photo
July 14, 2017

City of Deadwood Creates Drone Ordinance

The Deadwood City Commission recently created a resolution pertaining to drone operations within city limits, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Kelly Fuller, the Deadwood Police Chief and Safety Committee Chair noted the importance of the ordinance as the use of drones increases.

Several drones have been launched during highly attended events in Deadwood. Police found that a resolution regarding drone use was paramount, as cameras and small weapons can be added to drones.

The new resolution limits drone operations within city limits, and outlaws flying drones over anyone not in operation of the drone without their consent. The measure also restricts operation of a drone by a person less than 13 years of age who is not accompanied by the parent. Violating the ordinance is a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable with $120-500 fines, 30 days in jail, or both. Violations by minors are considered petty offenses.

To learn more about Deadwood, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive or community profile.

Related items

  • U.S. Attorney for South Dakota to Retire

    U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler announced that he will retire at the end of the year, according to KOTA News. Seiler began serving as acting U.S.…
  • Deadwood to Participate in Wildfire Risk Reduction Program

    Deadwood has been selected to participate in the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. Deadwood is one of…
  • IN HISTORY: WWII Lakota and Dakota Code Talkers Receive Congressional Gold Medal

    On November 20, 2013 American Indian code talkers from 33 tribal nations were honored by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. During the ceremony,…

Get Involved!

  • Need more information? Rapid City Public Library associates are standing by to answer your questions! Ask away in the box below during business hours for live feedback.

    For more on this feature, click here.

  • bhkn donate

    Enjoy our work? Donate today to ensure that community members will have access to our wealth of news, history, and data for years to come.

  • 211 logoDid this post inspire you to get involved? Visit our partner 211's Volunteer Database to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]