September 29th, 2016

Warwickshire Police’s trial of new hi-tech drones officially begins

Warwickshire Police’s trial of new hi-tech drones officially begins Warwickshire Police’s trial of new hi-tech drones officially begins
Warwickshire Police now have the new drones at their disposal. (s)
Updated: 11:45 am, Feb 03, 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.

A police spokesperson said the drones have not yet been deployed.

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