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The Winnipeg Police Service is receiving backlash from local helicopter charter companies and the mayor after they leant their police helicopter to Hollywood movie shoot. Many are disgruntled at the fact that the taxpayer-funded helicopter was used, reports CTV News.
The Winnipeg Police Force is currently relying on a borrowed RCMP infrared camera from Alberta RCMP. As reported by CRC Connection, Winnipeg’s Air1 helicopter was almost grounded for good due to financial issues, and has been grounded since mid-July. But with the lent camera, the helicopter has now resumed full time duty. A new camera… Read more »
The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that funding for a new thermal imaging camera has been put in place for AIR1. The commitment for complete funding was approved today by the Winnipeg Police Board. The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg had each allocated monies for the camera. However, due to exchange… Read more »
Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.
CTV News Winnipeg, 26-Jun-15
Winnipeg Police have had their EC120 a year now, and the usage in 2012 at 40 hours a month is 50% higher than planned. Opposition councillors are calling for a second helicopter (see full story)
Winnipeg police made a quick arrest after someone directed a laser beam at their helicopter.Â The EC120 was flying over a downtown neighbourhood when it was targetted by a laser pointer.Â Officers quickly pinpointed the house where they believed the beam was coming from and made an arrest.Â The man was later released, but only… Read more »