A police drone department has underlined the importance of drones in the community and is set to become the first law enforcement division in the country to educate members of the public.
It has been reported that police drone pilots in Wiltshire will be the UK’s first force to be allowed to train ordinary members of the public to fly the machines.
According to the Swindon Advisor, the force has been made a National Qualified Entity by the Civil Aviation Authority, which will allow the organisation to train training emergency services personnel, as well as civilians.
The publication reported that jumbo jet pilot Scott Bateman said: “Developing the training school to enable us to train more pilots and increase our capacity was the next step.
“We are the first UK police force to be awarded a full and unrestricted approval to train UAV pilots. This is a great achievement and will allow us to expand our capability whilst also engaging with non-emergency users to improve the safety of drone use for all.”