Two UK police forces using drones have had that work certificated by SSAIB, the security and fire sector certification body. They are Dorset, and Devon and Cornwall. The police forces can operate these unmanned aerial system (UAS) drones in compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, as part of a strategic alliance between the south west neighbouring constabularies.
Adoption of drones by the two forces has required them to show their conformance with the Surveillance Camera Code, which covers public space surveillance by police and local government. SSAIB provides a third party certification service to the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, enabling ‘relevant authorities’ such as councils and the police, which operate public space surveillance systems, to demonstrate compliance.
Further information is available on the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s website.