September 25th, 2016

Police’s latest eye in sky ready for action in West Midlands

Police’s latest eye in sky ready for action in West Midlands Police’s latest eye in sky ready for action in West Midlands
Warwickshire Police now have drones at their disposal. (s)
Updated: 4:40 pm, Feb 08, 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 drones had not yet been deployed at the time The Observer went to press.

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