Metropolitan Police Service use of Drones (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2767
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

On how many occasions, in each of the last three years, has the Metropolitan Police Service deployed drones operationally and in what situations have they been deployed?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service use of Drones (2)

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service use of Drones (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

To date there have been 24 deployments. The drone is used by SCO4 Forensic Science Services to photograph crime scenes.  SCO4 have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly the drone, but it has to be over controlled ground, such as a cordoned scene and there are limitations as to proximity of buildings and road.