September 29th, 2016

Drones to take to the skies as part of Warwickshire Police trial

Drones to take to the skies as part of Warwickshire Police trial Drones to take to the skies as part of Warwickshire Police trial
Updated: 11:30 am, Feb 04, 2016

THE POLICE’S latest eye in the sky recruits are ready for action.

Warwickshire and West Midlands Police’s trial of new crime-fighting drones started this week.

The remote-controlled helicopter-like devices are equipped with high-definition cameras controlled by officers on the ground.

They will be allow officers to get a clear view from above in less accessible areas, and to monitor locations too difficult or dangerous for officers to go.

The drones, about the size of a dustbin lid and with a top speed of around 25mph, can also help monitor large public gatherings and demonstrations.

The trial is expected to last for six months.

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