Police Support

Working in partnership with Police Services across the United Kingdom, Protegimus Protection aim to provide a robust drone security service in order to:

Reduce Crime
Prevent/Deter Crime
Increase Public Safety
Increase Overall Police Capability & Footprint
Reduce OPEX/CAPEX

Drones can support policing activity; the equipment uses with high-resolution cameras and thermal capabilities to help target criminals and help keep the public safe.

Police Support Roles UK

We can use drones in a variety of Policing contexts. For example, the technology allows us to cover larger areas with fewer Police Officers, obtain images and information from different angles, and view areas where it would be dangerous to send a person. Some examples include:

Capturing evidential images at crimes scenes and scenes of road traffic collisions,

Searching for missing people and offenders

Supporting incidents where people are in dangerous positions or hazardous terrain

Tracking suspects through dense areas or searching for suspects out of view of the ground team and directing them accordingly.

Police Support Services

Police Drone Services

Drones are a valuable tool for the Police Service, with an estimated 40 out of 43 Police Forces now said to be utilising this state of the art technology. They are enablers, allowing officers to be adaptable and approach incidents dynamically.

The use of drones is beneficial in the fight against crime. They also boast huge cost savings compared to using NPAS. Reports tell us that the running costs of Police helicopter services are in the region of £1800 – £2000 per hour. Add that to the initial outlay, maintenance costs, fuel costs, ground fee, crew salaries etc. And the use of drones outweighs any initial outlay: for helicopter services.

Another advantage of using drones to provide Police Support is that you can view aerial footage in real-time. The feed is streamed directly to a control centre or ground station and mobile devices. This giving you the added situational awareness to assess if an area is dangerous to approach, thus reducing the risk to staff.

There are also certain situations where deploying the NPAS is not feasible due to the layout of the ground, area, environmental factors etc. It is where drones come into their own, as they can be deployed almost anywhere and in any situation. They can be used to conduct reconnaissance on an area or incident to ascertain if sending in a helicopter is required.

It also works in the instance of conducting a missing person search, where a drone can cover a large area to search for a short space of time without needing to deploy the NPAS.