Friday, 19 March 2010

Bear in the air

I understand that some police forces are starting trials with unmanned aerial `drones` like the military use in Iraq and Afghanistan. These can be `piloted` from a control room many, sometimes thousands, of miles from the scene under observation. I have found a good example of how these can be of tremendous use to those `on the ground`. I can think of a few times I wish I could have called in one of these. I wonder if they can drop "Policing Pledge" leaflets?

9 comments:

Stressed Out Cop said...

Is that the wrecking ball man in his new job after getting sacked for the car incident?

Both good shots

Area Trace No Search said...

Got to be cheaper than running 98 and 99 to an incident.
Less fun though.

Hogday said...

SoC:
"YOU'RE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE BLOODY DOORS OFF"

Area:
Same old callsigns then! (Or is `India` now considered non PC on account of what happened during the mutiny? I blame the Catering Corps. Fancy issuing smoky bacon flavoured crisps)

MPS Probbie said...

You jest - but they don't! I'd never thought about that before!

Hogday said...

Ah the diversity of our society!

"Ghandi 1, Ghandi 1, MP; Four Six, forty-six, High Street Southall; Babu's Chic Boutique; See the manager, Mr Koshal,reporting a disturbance by his Naan. Origin Information Room 1425, MP over".

"Joshua 2, Joshua 2, MP. Dunstan Road Golders Green, The Synagogue. See the Rabbi. Large group of males nearby causing criminal damage to garden wall. Suspects carrying trumpets. Origin Information Room 1427, MP over".

"Fiona 1, Fiona 1 MP. Upper Phillimore Gardens Kensington. Distressed female barricaded inside a Silver Porsche Cayenne and demanding attendance of her hairdresser. Informant is fiancee, a Mr Rupert Bates-Masters, on scene. Origin Information Room 1435. MP over"

Goodnight Vienna said...

It doesn't look good Hogday. I know the force/service caught a suspect under a hedge but they didn't have a license to operate. Will this man be let off on a technicality?

More to the point - how long will it be before all our cities have these flying eyes in the sky reporting on every dropped £10 note and every child's lost banana, resulting in automatic fines? It's a stupid situation for a so-called democratic country to be placed in.

archytas said...

The main purpose of a drone is to mate with a Queen. They do this in flight. Should a drone succeed in mating it will soon die because the penis and associated abdominal tissues are ripped from the drone's body at sexual intercourse.

I don't fully understand why I should associate this with police work. Somehow, I connect this with the secret rituals undergone before progress to SMT.

Sierra Charlie said...

Sometimes things have gone so wrong it is tempting to think that smashing everything up and starting again might be the best way forward!

微笑每一天 said...

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you will not have a leg to stand on.............................................