More safer drone courses announced


Devon and Cornwall Police have announced further courses as part of their Safer Drones initiative.

The Safer Drones course is run by members of the Alliance Drone Unit, the first fully operational drone unit in UK policing and offers the public the chance to understand the rules and laws surrounding safe drone use.

Andy Hamilton, a former police inspector and now Team Manager for the Alliance Drone Unit, said: “This workshop is a great way for drone enthusiasts to understand fully how to fly your drone safely, legally and responsibly.

“These workshops are run by a police drone operator and cover the law, do’s and don’ts, pilot responsibility, privacy matters, drone code and much more.

“The initial Safer Drones workshops have been a huge success which is why we are rolling these out wider than before. They only take three hours, are a lot of fun and at the end, we hope to make safer and more responsible pilots.”

For further information please contact or head to where you can book a space on one of our drone workshops which are being held in March, April and May at Exeter, Barnstaple, Launceston, Truro, Goonhilly and Plymouth.

You can also follow the team on Facebook ( or Twitter(@Safer_Drones).

Upcoming Sessions:

Saturday 3rd March – Middlemoor, Police HQ, Exeter – 9am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 24th March – Barnstaple Police Station, Barnstaple – 10am – 1pm

Sunday 25th March – Launceston Police Station – 10am – 1pm

Saturday 28th April – County Hall, Truro – 1pm – 4pm

Sunday 29th April – Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly – 10am – 1pm

Saturday 26th May – Crownhill Police Station, Plymouth – 10am – 1pm

It costs £20.00 for a 3-hour workshop, including a goody bag of merchandise, refreshments and a certificate.

Please note that the minimum age to attend this course is 12-years-old and under 16’s will need to be accompanied by an adult, but only the child pays to attend.

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