Police drone unit joins the beat in the UK

With delivery drones set to fill our skies in the near future, dropping everything from donuts to pizzas, it’s no surprise that these cheap little flyers are being embraced by local law enforcement. Three police forces – Devon, Cornwall and Dorset – have teamed up to create the UK’s first dedicated drone unit that will provide 24/7 support to operational policing across the three districts.

Law enforcement agencies around the world have been slowly incorporating drones into their day-to-day activities for some time. In the US the use of drones by government agencies has frequently been the source of vocal public concern. Back in 2013 a proposal from the Seattle Police to use drones as part of its law enforcement activities was knocked back after a public outcry. The next year a similar outcry halted a drone plan by the Los Angeles Police

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