UK Police Begin 24-Hour Drone Surveillance Of Population

Monday, March 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai
March 27, 2017

Police in the UK will soon be authorized to monitor citizens using 24-hour drone surveillance, as part of an effort to “reduce crime.”

The Devon and Cornwall police force are set to test out on-going drone surveillance of the population, with a 24-hour drone patrol scheduled to begin this summer.

According to authorities, the justification for such a massive invasion of privacy is that drone surveillance will help police locate crime suspects and missing persons, as well as offer general surveillance of crime scenes. reports:

Steve Barry, the UK’s National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman regarding police drones, touted the cost savings of choosing these devices rather than deploying police helicopters; according to a report from The Daily Mail, Barry predicts “forces across Britain would soon be using them as they are cheaper than helicopters and can perform some duties of bobbies on the beat.” The does not specify how deeply these police drones will be able to inspect individuals, including in regards to audio capacity.

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