PCC statement on Gatwick drone disruption, December 2018

27/09/2019

The unprecedented circumstances of the drone incident at Gatwick Airport in December caused massive disruption and distress to thousands of people. Since then, a number of questions have been raised around the readiness of police and partner agencies to manage this type of eventuality.

In light of the Force’s recent internal debrief I will be scrutinising Sussex Police’s response to the incident and asking senior officers to share their learning. I will also seek assurances that partnership protocols are now in place to handle any future event of this kind.

Sussex Police’s response to the drone incident will be a key focus of my next PAM (Performance & Accountability Meeting), broadcast live at 12 noon on Friday 18th October here.

 

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