Police must ‘keep up’ with new technology such as drones

John Campion also said drones should be used to help “improve service and keep people safe”, as officers continue to take part in a six-month trial using the technology across the West Mercia policing region.

However similar trials across the country have prompted calls to ensure the rise in technology does not see a reduction in police officers on the streets.

Mr Campion said: “Technology is constantly evolving and our police need to keep up.

“It’s absolutely right for them to make best use of emerging technologies.

“Drones need to be used safely and responsibly by all users, not just the police, but where they can help improve services and keep people safe, that benefits both our police force and our communities.”

Fears have been raised across the country that a rise in the number of drones used could lead to a reduction in the number of police on the street, as the

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