Drone activity at night (FOI)
Drone activity at night (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 08 April 2021.
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At 04:00 on Tuesday morning 23 March 2021 my household was awakened by a drone noise.
Does the States or States appointed authority operate a flying drone through the early morning hours?
What is the purpose of the drone?
Can the public request a cessation of the activity?
Government of Jersey did not deploy a drone at any time on 23 March 2021.
Yes, the Justice and Home Affairs, Aerial Reconnaissance Team do operate a drone but only if part of an emergency response to an incident.
The Justice and Home Affairs, Aerial Reconnaissance Team drone provides additional search capabilities when deployed for missing persons, a thermal imaging function to assist emergency services, and minimises risk to personnel who would otherwise have to physically access hazardous areas.
No. Due to the emergency response nature of this equipment it is considered to be in the best interests of the public to operate a drone function.