So I thought I’d ask the local police for a FOI request to ask how drone related incidents they have been to ( I get bombarded with FOI at work so I thought I’d turn the tables), got a response within about 6 weeks (not the most timely, but they did keep in touch and say they are very busy)
If you’re bored, perhaps you could ask the same of your local constabulary.
Do N Yorks police use drones themselves?
I guess if they do then these figures don’t include their own usage.
Considering how much bad press drones get generally I think these figures are pretty low. Perhaps with that area being predominantly rural the public don’t see many drones around and if they do they aren’t particularly bothered.
I wonder what pre planned events are. Now when I do a job near or over a congested area I always ring the police and let them know where and when. They tell me that this is appreciated as if they get calls regardig the drone then they can simply say they know about it and it’s legal. Saves them having to send someone out to investigate.
It would be interesting to get a perspective whether or not these incidents were justified to be investigated? It seems a very few compared to the Armageddon by drones that has been forecast by the media.