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Safer skies with safer drones

Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police are excited to announce that we are now running drone awareness sessions for members of the public.

The session is a 3 hour classroom based input from serving police officers who are current drone operators within the police.

The aim is to make you a safer and more responsible drone pilot by giving you some basic knowledge and understanding around your responsibilities, current legislation and considerations around privacy. This also gives you the opportunity to interact with experienced police drone pilots and although there is no flight training, we will be sharing some practical tips that we've learnt from our years of flying drones.

The sessions will be run throughout the year at a number of different venues around the three counties. They are aimed at anyone who uses drones or is thinking about buying one in the future.

We are the first police force in the UK to offer sessions like this and with new legislation on the horizon this is an ideal opportunity to become a pilot who stays legal and safe when flying drones.

A course to understand how to fly your drone safely, legally and responsibly.

The topics covered include:

  • the law
  • pilot responsibilities
  • privacy
  • the drone code
  • and more

You will also get the opportunity to speak to police drone operators.

£20.00 for a 3 hour course, including refreshments and a certifcate

Minimum age 14 (under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult but only the child pays)

Devon and Cornwall when where

  • There are no courses running currently

Dorset when where

  • There are no courses running currently

For more information email saferdrones

Express an interest/book a place 

To express an interest to attend one of the courses please complete the form below.

Express an interest

email format: name@domainname.suffix

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) questions and answers

Question: What are the reasons for collecting this information?

The information is collected and stored purely for the purposes of administering the SaferDrones events.

Question: Where is the information stored once it has been emailed?

It is stored within a restricted folder on the secure Police Force Network

Question: Who has access to this information?

Only authorised persons who are affiliated with the SaferDrones programme. It is not integrated into any other Police systems.

Question: How long is the information held for?

The information is kept until the person has attended the SaferDrones workshop and deleted shortly afterwards.

Question: If I want to have the emailed information deleted, or removed from any Force database, or devices it has been saved to which email address do I send this request to and how long will the process take.

If you no longer wish to attend the Safer Drones event you can email saferdrones to request that your personal data is deleted. We will endeavour to action the request within 7 days.

Question: The safer drone team will email you to let you know that we have deleted all the information from our systems?

A reply will be sent to the originating email address to advise them that their request has been actioned and that no personal data is now held.

For more information email saferdrones

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