The 2023 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference
This year our team will be attending the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association's Preparedness Conference April 17-21, 2023. We...
Starting a UAS Program may appear daunting, but we have the expertise to help your agency navigate the process. Leach Strategic Partners, LLC is ready to tackle any challenge and put you on the path to success. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
We identify and define agency missions and goals specific to UAS deployment
We have the expertise to drive your program from a visionary concept to an operational reality. We will help you develop policies and procedures, provide remote pilot training, assist with UAS selection, FAA waiver submissions and program auditing
How your staff responds to non-compliant UAS in your area of responsibility requires understanding the current laws, rules, and applicable regulations.
Leach Strategic Partners, LLC understands the current legal picture and will educate the client on:
• What to do when encountering a UAS in the field
• What legal authority responders have to engage a UAS operator
• How to provide community outreach for safe public UAS partnerships
There is no single answer to address a non-compliant UAS over your facility. It's vital to understanding what technology is currently available and what legal ramifications can expose you if deployed improperly.
We will help you navigate the complex issue of UAS mitigation and offer training and support to allow your members to confidently manage UAS incursions during active scenes, investigations, or large events
Leach Strategic Partners, LLC has assisted clients with obtaining waivers for Part 107 Operations. If you have a need to conduct UAS flights in controlled airspace under any condition not normally authorized, we can assist you. We have successfully obtained waivers with first time submissions to the FAA limiting time consuming follow up questions.
News and Events
Some of Our Clients
EXPERIENCE MATTERS: FAA Certified Flight Instructors, Technology Experts, Real Pilots
Every Second Counts
FAA Part 107 Written Test Prep
Veteran Owned Small Business
Leach Strategic Partners, LLC was founded by Ronald Leach, a 23 year veteran of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP)
Ron’s extensive aviation experience began when he obtained a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot certificate prior to joining the NJSP. His aviation experience includes holding an FAA Airline Transport Pilot rating, Flight Instructor, and Instrument Flight Instructor ratings.
Ron has almost 30 years of aviation experience including 15 years of his career within the NJSP Aviation Bureau. Ron flew all mission profiles in the Bell 206 series B/L, Sikorsky S-76B and S-76C helicopters, and holds aircraft type ratings for the Agusta-Westland AW-139 and AB-139. Ron was the first NJSP pilot to hold the newly created FAA Remote Pilot certification in August 2016.
With the rising popularity of UAS in the field of aviation, Ron realized early on the benefits and the infinite applications that could be achieved using this new technology within the NJSP. With safety as the priority and drawing from his experience as a New Jersey State Trooper and a pilot, Ron began to formulate a plan for the integration of UAS with the intention to augment the Aviation Bureau and made these suggestions to his Command.
Because of his persistence, expertise, and experience, Ron was tapped to lead a group of sworn and civilian members of the NJSP for the development of a UAS program that could be deployed across the entire spectrum of the Division’s operations.
In six months, Ron successfully guided the drafting of UAS deployment policy, training requirements, developed a frequently asked questions list for the Public Information Office, addressed Constitutional concerns, and identified suitable systems that could be rapidly deployed.
Ron has provided input on proposed law enforcement guidelines promulgated by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. A highlight of his input was to clearly delineate the prohibition of the Use of Force by a UAS. Ron served on the UAS Law Enforcement Working Group under the Justice Technology Information Center, a program of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice for recommendations to law enforcement. Ron’s Use of Force input was highlighted in a recommended best practices publication by this group.
Ron has gained valuable experience and an in-depth understanding of issues related to counter-UAS (c-UAS) technologies and the current limitations that prohibit their use. Ron has worked with MetLife Stadium security staff to assist in addressing some of these issues and has made c-UAS recommendations to the NJSP members assigned there.
Ron retired from the NJSP in May 2018 and saw the need for public safety guidance and the lack of expert knowledge that could assist departments with starting their own UAS programs, conducting operations with best practices, and maintaining a positive public perception by stressing the importance of Constitutional protections when using this new technology. Ron’s particular expertise is currently focused on New Jersey and he can provide real-time, accurate information and solutions.
Leach Strategic Partners, LLC is a single source for public safety agencies looking for answers and information related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Questions such as: How do we start a UAS operation? What can we do with our UAS? How can we stop a threat from a UAS? or perhaps, What do my officers do when they encounter a UAS in the field?
Ron’s extensive network has a nationwide reach and he enjoys relationships with the FAA, training partners and technical providers that will serve to support public safety UAS programs.