CCP has laid out several changes for drone regions in EVEs upcoming 18th xpansion, Retribution. As part of a few fixes for Retribution, the missing Officer spawns will be returning. Where and how they spawn will be left to you to figure out, but theyll be worth tracking down for the rare loot and bounties.
Players will also find some new officer drone modules to pimp out that ship as well as new hauler spawns and a 2% buff to NPC salvage in drone regions.
EVE Online: Retribution is scheduled to launch on December 4th, 2012.
Source: EVE Drone Region Changes