Victoria Police suggests use of public surveillance drones

The Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police has suggested that UAVs may be used to surveil public events such as football finals and festivals for irregular behaviour.

Victoria Police has announced its counter-terrorism strategy for the next three years, with Assistant Commissioner Ross Guenther suggesting that UAVs might be used to monitor crowd behaviour.

Whilst this technique is not referred to directly in the strategy document, Mr. Guenther made reference to a presentation from a drone provider on police applications of their technology, and emphasised the need to utilise the latest technology when announcing the new strategy.

The strategy would also require all serving officers to undertake a training course to identify individuals seen to be at risk of radicalisation.

Assistant Commissioner Guenther clarified his comments on drone use to ABC Radio Melbourne.

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