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Thames Valley Police officers practice with drones

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 20, 2022

A police officer looked like she was being abducted by aliens, as Thames Valley Police practiced with its fleet of drones.

The Thames Valley Police rural crime taskforce is equipped with a fleet of drones to

assist with capturing evidence and locating suspects around the county.

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Oxford Mail: A drone used by Thames Valley Police A drone used by Thames Valley Police

Drones are unmanned aircraft that are controlled remotely – they are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Sharing images of officers using the drones, a spokesperson explained that the team had recently undertaken practice with the technology.

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police practising with drones. Picture: Thames Valley Police Thames Valley Police practising with drones. Picture: Thames Valley Police

The officers practiced their flying skills at night and utilised the drone’s search light.

“Hopefully people in the area didn’t think PS Maris was being abducted by aliens,” the spokesperson added.

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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