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Baltimore Mayor proposes cutting one of four Police EC120s

Baltimore Mayor proposes cutting one of four Police EC120s

Baltimore City Mayor, Catherine Pugh, had her first budget proposal in March. Within this proposal was the plan to ground one of the police departments Foxtrot EC120 helicopters. Calculations show that this cutting will save up to $1 million, as reported by Baltimore Sun. Not only does this plan leave the fleet down to three,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-May-17

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

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

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

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UK: Dorset Police put MD902 operation up for review in budget cut proposals

UK: Dorset Police put MD902 operation up for review in budget cut proposals

Britain’s Dorset Police have reportedly put their aviation and maritime units on the block in budget cut proposals, citing a need to reduce spending by 20% by 2014.  The local Daily Echo newspaper notes that  these are two of a number of proposals under consideration (see their article) The October 2010 announcement by the Association… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-11

Commissioner and Sheriff face off over cost of Chelan County helicopters

Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum and Commissioner Doug England are sparring over the value of the county-owned choppers used by the sheriff’s office after England said he may try to eliminate funding for the helicopters in next year’s budget.

Source: Wenatchee World, 06-Apr-10

City of San Bernardino almost certain to cut police helicopter

Source: The Sun, 29-Jan-09

Monterey County Budget Talks Go To Sheriff Helicopter

Source: KCBA, 29-Jan-09