Aerial Evidence Acquisition


Aerial Evidence Acquisition

The use of aerial photography to capture a crime scene or incident ground has traditionally been carried out by helicopter or light aircraft, however these modes of operation are costly and logistically problematical. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are cost effective alternative, capturing high resolution images with minimal logistical requirements.

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Unmanned Areal Vehicles 


Our Aerial Evidence Acquisition Service utilises UAV’s capable of  taking high definition photographs and video of crime scenes, fire damaged buildings and search areas. Our small sub 7 kg aircraft provide video images in Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K and High Definition (HD) 1080p quality and photographs of 12 megapixel quality in both single or burst modes. Enhanced stabilisation is achieved via the 3 axis gimbal on which the camera is mounted, producing smooth and stable footage in any flight condition.


UAV’s can be used to carry out aerial assessments of structures and scenes post incident in preparation for complex court cases. They are able to carry out both 2D and 3D mapping of large areas and buildings and the 3D models are ideally suited for providing juries with 360° views of the scene. From high definition recording of road traffic collision scenes to verification of damage to large and complex buildings after fire or explosions including terrorist incidents, our UAV’s are the best vehicles for obtaining the images that traditional photography cannot reach.

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Permission for use


To operate a UAV for commercial purposes in the UK the Pilot-in-Command must hold a ‘Permission for Aerial Work’ (PfAW) obtained from and issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This can only be achieved by the successful completion of a CAA authorised drone pilot training course requiring the candidate to pass both a theory exam and a practical operational evaluation of their flying skills. Once this has been achieved the candidate must put together a complex and detailed Operations Manual which includes every aspect of how the UAV will be flown including emergency procedures. Only when this has been completed and verified can the candidate apply to the CAA for their PfAW. We will ensure that all work carried out is in accordance with the CAA rules with full public liability insurance in place, in order to achieve the most cost effective solution for you.

A word from the team

Aerial imagery can provide vital information to both the investigation and the subsequent trial and our Aerial Evidence Acquisition Service offers a highly cost effect way to now capture this information.

Gyles Denn, Head of Organisational Development

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