Nottinghamshire Police have issued a drone team to have constant coverage of the county and improve safety for the public.
Many Nottinghamshire officers have been training as drone pilots for the new initiative which was brought in at the start of the year to help crews cover inaccessible areas.
The drone system is a collaboration between the county’s police and fire services and will be used by both organisations.
Trained drone pilots will be brought in to assist police and fire crews at incidents if requested.
Officers have been trained on how to fly the drones in various environmental conditions as well as in the light or the dark, allowing for 24/7 coverage for the police.
PC Vince Saunders, who has been training the drone pilots, said: “Being able to get a drone team together is fantastic and I’ve no doubt they will be a great asset to various operations and tasks required of the force.”
Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “We’re very pleased to be able to introduce drones into our work as a force and make the most of their capabilities.
“I am very much looking forward to seeing the benefits that this technology will have for our officers in a number of areas of police work, and I want to thank everyone involved for their hard work on bringing this team to fruition.”