By Paul Parkinson
Just to avoid any confusion, I want to make it clear that this blog (‘Police drone’) has nothing to do with the forthcoming world tour by the rock band The Police, but rather the forthcoming trial of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) by the Merseyside Police force in the UK for "tackling anti-social behaviour and public disorder" ( ‘Pilotless police drone takes off’, BBC News).
The BBC News story, and a related article ‘Police spy in the sky fuels ‘Big Brother’ fears’
(The Telegraph) focus on the use of the technology in reducing crime,
and also the increasing use of surveillance in society, which is a
somewhat controversial issue in the UK at the moment as it has the most
CCTV cameras of any European country.