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Two UK police forces join to form operational drone unit

Two UK police forces join to form operational drone unit

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police have become the first police forces in the UK to launch a fully operational drone unit. The latest in drone technology has been trialled in the respective forces since November 2015 and such has been their benefit, an operational drone unit has been created; the first of its kind in… Read more »

Source: Devon & Cornwall Police, 19-Jul-17

Devon & Cornwall Police air unit joins Twitter

Devon & Cornwall Police air unit joins Twitter

Devon & Cornwall Police’s air support unit have joined Twitter and can be found @DCP_Helicopter. However, this move may be short-lived as the gradual nationalisation of law enforcement aviation across England and Wales under the “NPAS” (National Police Air Service) banner has seen various units adopt new Twitter identities involving the NPAS name. Time will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-13

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UK – Construction starts on Exeter operations unit for police and air ambulance

UK – Construction starts on Exeter operations unit for police and air ambulance

The Barnstaple office of Morgan Sindall has secured a £1.5 million contract to deliver new offices, welfare facilities and an aircraft hangar at Exeter Airport for Devon and Cornwall Police. The new two-storey office building will house the Air Operations Unit for Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon Air Ambulance Trust, both of which currently… Read more »

Source: Morgan Sindall, 10-Oct-12

Devon Police and Ambulance helicopters to move

Devon Police and Ambulance helicopters to move

Devon and Cornwall Police, together with Devon Air Ambulance, are to move their joint base to Exeter Airport.  Currently based on the Police HQ at Middlemoor, only a couple of miles away, the change of location is expected to bring the Police a windfall of millions of pounds through the redevelopment of the current site…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-11

UK: Devon & Cornwall Police launch operations blog

UK: Devon & Cornwall Police launch operations blog

As police forces aim to be come more accountable to the residents of the area they serve, a number of those operating helicopters have launched a page on their website to list the tasks they fly – usually as a way of minimising noise complaints.  These usually take the form of a table listing date,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-10

UK’s Devon & Cornwall Police takes delivery of a new EC145

UK’s Devon & Cornwall Police takes delivery of a new EC145

On Friday 5th March the Devon & Cornwall Police took delivery of a new EC145 helicopter. This most modern machine was customised at Eurocopter UK in Oxford to meet the demanding needs of the modern police service. It is equipped with the latest aids to police reconnaissance and airborne crime fighting. Included is a state-of-the-art… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-10