Disclosure Details

Drones - 009/16

Dated: 06 Jan 2017

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated 4 January 2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

Could you please disclose a list of all the incidents police have investigated using 'drones' in the past two years.

Could you please disclose:

* The nature of the incident including a description of what was recorded on the incident log

* The location (city, town etc)

* The date

* The outcome (arrest, NFA, charges etc) 


We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

To avoid doubt the information given below is for incidents recorded as a result of calls made from members of the public regarding drones for the years specified in your request.

This information has been collated by searching for 'drone' in the text of all incidents recorded between 01/01/2014 and 31/12/2015.

The results of these searches are as below attached.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.


FOI 009-16 (1)