In combatting rural crime, drones are playing and ever-increasing role in bringing offenders and criminals to justice.
Charlie Yorke, NFU Mutual Farm Technology Specialist, said: “Farmers are already using drones to look over their large areas of farmland. And we’re now starting to see rural police forces adopt this technology too.”
PC Craig Purcell – Warwickshire Police - outlined: “We use them to seek out people who may be wanted on warrant or find stolen property, which we’ve had good success with over recent months.”
“We have the ability to put the drone up and cover vast areas of land with limited numbers of officers.”
He noted that farmers now have the ability to make use of their own drones to pass information over to police that they’ve obtained.
“Ultimately, drones allow us to cover more ground and do a better job looking after the rural community,” he concluded.