NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase 3 Mar, 17, Source: HeliHub.com

New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.”

Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as the helicopter will be available 24 hours a day. Police hope that the new hours will reduce the “3am spike.” Criminals have picked up the pre-scheduled times and know that the Eagle won’t be available during that time, reports NZ Herald.

 

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