Date: December 17, 2015
WASHINGTON – At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 the United States Park Police observed three individuals operating an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone, in the northeast quadrant of the Washington Monument grounds. Flying any kind of UAS or drone anywhere in Washington, D.C. or in national parks is illegal.
This is the 10th reported incident involving illegal operation of an unmanned aircraft in a Great Washington area National Park in 2015, and the 27th since 2013.
About the United States Park Police: USPP supports the mission of the National Park Service by providing law enforcement to safeguard lives, protect national treasures and symbols of democracy, and preserve the natural and cultural resources entrusted to the care of the National Park Service. USPP officers are located in the Washington, New York, and San Francisco metropolitan areas. The force was created by President George Washington in 1791.