Replacing helicopters with drones

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4278
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you consider encouraging the Metropolitan Police to replace patrol helicopters with drones as a cost-saving measure?

Answer

Answer for Replacing helicopters with drones

Answer for Replacing helicopters with drones

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service is a partner in the National Police Air Service, (NPAS).  NPAS operate all police helicopters, the Met do not have any of their own helicopters.  MOPAC are fully engaged with NPAS and are working to develop the service they offer.  This includes considering the use of drones.