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Statement from Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner - Drone pilot launched across Thames Valley

Matthew Barber, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley said:

"The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes today's announcement by Thames Valley's Joint Operations Unit. 

This marks the next step in the use of technology of tackling crime across Thames Valley.  As well as improving responses to major incidents, we hope this pilot scheme highlights an improved way in responding to cases involving missing persons.  The PCC and I will be monitoring progress on this pilot scheme closely and look forward to seeing it have a positive impact on cases across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

I am pleased that Thames Valley Police are committed to the use of technology in protecting the public and look forward to seeing the pilot scheme being rolled out in the coming weeks."