A Police Drone in Leicestershire, England is making headlines. The county recently upgraded their police arsenal with a drone to watch over them from above. This marks another landmark in the ongoing modernization of emergency units globally. From firefighters, to police, and even search and rescue; responders will always have an advantage when a drone is present to support.
World Cup Drone Patroller:
This particular drone in Leicestershire received quite the task this week. With the recent World Cup tournament games involving England, public disorder has been a main concern. Win or lose, you can always be sure that the streets have loads of fans – often hyped up or even intoxicated. Fights can occur, brawls can happen at any time, and order needs maintenance. With the recent fall of the English team at the semifinals, police prepared for trouble. It can be the lone angry fan, or intoxicated groups; but worst case scenario it can built to a full riot. Several cities in the past all over the world have seen the capabilities of angry mobs after sporting events. You can expect to see overturned cars, fires breaking out, and even full blown fights.
Of course, police on foot can only do so much. With a low vantage point, you can’t really be in all places.
That is where the drone comes in. Like Batman patrolling Gotham and preventing trouble, it did the same for the county. With a bird’s eye view capable of seeing above crowds through different streets, it was a massive help. Bringing order to a large crowd gets easier and safer. Drones with cameras also see potential fights brewing, ensuring that the police get there to stop it before it even begins.
Of course, crowd patrol isn’t the only job for these police drones. With a large crowd of people, it can be easy to lose people, especially children. Drones can help scout areas and easily pinpoint people from a crowd. This can be very helpful to prevent further panic and disorder.