Sussex Police Get New Drones

Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new state-of-the-art drones.

The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014.

The drones – also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – are designed to be used to safeguard people and to assist with the investigation of crime.

They are capable of operating during daylight and after dark, in high wind and heavy rain, and can reach speeds of about 30mph.

Surrey and Sussex Police have been awarded almost £250,000 to fund the high-security devices.

Here’s video of the equipment in action, posted by their manufacturer on Youtube.

The new equipment means the project is the largest of any force in the UK.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, head of Surrey and Sussex Police Operations, said: “We have invested significantly in training 38 operators to CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) accredited standard to give us every

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