UK Police To Be Replaced By Drone ‘Officers’

A British police force is to launch its first 24-hour drone unit.

As concerns deepen about the lack of ‘bobbies on the beat’ around the UK, Devon and Cornwall Police will set up its dedicated drone unit this summer. It is anticipated that the drones will be deployed to pursue suspects, find missing people and even to help solve murders.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, national spokesman on drones, said more and more of Britain’s 43 police forces will also start using drones in the near future because they are cheaper than helicopters and can also perform some of beat officers’ duties.