Police Drones

Monday, 18 April 2016 in Community News SURREY and Sussex Police has purchased four new state-of-the-art drones to protect the public and investigate crime. The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the existing drone which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014. Also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the drones […]

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Sergeant Phil Quinn says police are looking for the owner of this drone which was handed in on February 8. A drone aircraft worth around $2000 has been handed in to police in Waitara and they are appealing for its owner to come forward. The drone, complete with a GoPro camera, was handed in on February […]

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LONDON—A British Airways flight Sunday appears to have collided with a drone on a flight bound for London’s busy Heathrow Airport in what may be the first such incident involving a major airline. The flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub, is believed to have struck a drone, the London Metropolitan Police said […]

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ABILENE, Texas – Abilene police are seeking permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a small “unmanned aerial vehicle” – commonly referred to as a drone. If approved, Sgt. Lynn Beard said the drone will be used for such things as missing person investigations, outdoor crime scene photography, fatal accidents, SWAT situations, and bomb […]

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Phoenixville The Phoenixville Police Department is set to launch a new tool aimed to help serve and protect the public. Yet not everyone is on board with the controversial plan. In a 4-2 decision, borough council authorized the police department to begin using an unmanned aircraft system, better known as a drone, during mission-specific operations. […]

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Much of the battle over police drones in the United States has been over privacy. Recently, however, a new concern has come to light: the threat of hackers. In March, security researcher Nils Rodday claimed he could take over a drone that cost between $30,000 and $35,000 using just a laptop and $40 worth of […]

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Photo: Newton Police NEWTON – Law enforcement authorities in Harvey County are investigating an accident involving a joy ride by two young children, according to a social media report. Just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police officers in Newton were called to the scene of an injury accident in the 200 block of Columbus Avenue. […]

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In the UK, Surrey and Sussex Police has announced its acquisition of four remotely piloted aircraft. The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to one existing machine that has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick Airport since March 2014. The drones are capable of operating during daylight and after dark, in high wind and heavy […]

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  Madeley gave the licence plate number of the two alleged perpetrators out on Twitter in a hope for information. Madeley and his wife Judy Finnigan have owned a property in Talland Bay, near Polperro, since 1998, according to an interview with the Plymouth Herald. Drones with attached cameras have long sparked privacy fears among celebrities, including […]

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – The Grenada Government Tuesday warned drone users that they must first obtain permission from the police before allowing the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) into the air. “Cabinet has decided that persons who wish to operate a UAV should apply to the police stating the reason,” Planning Minister Oliver Joseph told […]

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“Stop, criminal scum!” – that’s the sound law-breakers could soon hear bellowed down from above thanks to an aerial fleet of quadcopter coppers that are about to take flight in the UK. Surry and Sussex Police have been awarded £250,000 to purchase four new drones that will aid law enforcement during official operations. The cash […]

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