Policing during lockdown

Given that police resources are not finite, and where there is the potential for large public gatherings in parks etc,. during the lockdown only, surely it would be sensible to use surveilance, for example drones to monitor situations and allow police to react quickly to any hotspots that might arise. This action could well prevent the spread of Coronavirus and save lives

Why the contribution is important

To allow quick police response, saving time, resources, money and more importantly preventing an upturn in cases and raising the R value.

by robert72 on May 08, 2020 at 02:29PM

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  • Posted by lmg1612 May 08, 2020 at 14:35

    Drones are an invasion of privacy. Great for finding lost people or dogs for example though.
  • Posted by Louise88 May 08, 2020 at 14:51

    As above drones are an invasion of privacy but also they are a safety risk.
  • Posted by Robert1000 May 08, 2020 at 15:17

    What is the difference between a drone and a helicopter from a privacy point of view? I think we need to be innovative going forward and for sure will need to manage the 1% so the 99% can get more normal lives.
  • Posted by Dave_H May 08, 2020 at 16:56

    We do not need petty heavy handed policing. We need the public on tune with the lockdown measures so policing should be sympathetic and respond to real issues, not go looking for petty technical violations that are not a real hazard.
  • Posted by lisasilver May 08, 2020 at 17:07

    I do not have a problem with drones for police use (other than the noise!). I don't have anything to hide! I want to feel safe. If you are engaged in responsible activities within the guidelines you should not need to worry.
  • Posted by CarrieFortune May 09, 2020 at 11:13

    Are the police taking advantage of this to stop drug dealers and arms dealers who are still going about their business. They should be using surveillance to do so.
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