Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire drone

The drone – which is also known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – is used to assist with police enquiries and fire incidents. The DJI Matrice 210 has a powerful digital camera and a thermal imaging camera.

Three police officers and three firefighters have been trained and accredited to the CAA standards to pilot the drone, which will be used to support various operational activities during daylight hours in the trial period.

What will the drone/UAV be used for?

Drones are being used in a significant number of other forces across the country and it is expected that the Constabulary will use it for a variety of purposes including;

  • Searching for missing people
  • Assisting with public order events
  • Assess road traffic collisions
  • Identifying cannabis farms using the thermal imaging camera

Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments about the drone please complete the form below and it will be sent through to the team. Please provide your phone number or email address if you would like a response.

Do not use this form to report a crime or an urgent matter.

If you wish to report a crime please call our non-emergency number 101 or call 999 if it is an emergency.