City of Dallas Police

Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

14-Dec-2015Source: WFAA

The Dallas police helicopter unit is effectively going blind. See Full Story... Read more

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

30-Mar-2015Source: The Dallas Morning News

Dallas police see their two helicopters as crime fighters, but city budget officials envision another potential role for the aircraft: money makers. See Full Story... Read more

23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

23-Mar-2015

Bird strike while conducting low level search at night over a lake.  Helicopter landed safely with a hole in the windshield... Read more

16-Mar-15 N1510L Bell 206B Dallas, US-Texas

16-Mar-15 N1510L Bell 206B Dallas, US-Texas

16-Mar-2015

On patrol at 600′ AGL flying south along Interstate 45 over the Trinity River struck two ducks. Landed safely with minor damage... Read more

15-Jun-14 Bell 206B Rowlett, US-Texas

15-Jun-14 Bell 206B Rowlett, US-Texas

15-Jun-2014

Emergency landing in park, possibly due to mechanical issue... Read more

First female Dallas Police pilot retires

First female Dallas Police pilot retires

24-Apr-2014Source: CBS DFW

Senior Corporal Elizabeth “Libby” Cotner in 1994 became the department’s first and only female helicopter pilot.  See full story... Read more

City of Dallas’ new asset management barcoding project includes helicopter parts

City of Dallas’ new asset management barcoding project includes helicopter parts

25-May-2011Source: Wasp Barcode Technologies

Wasp Barcode Technologies, a leading provider of small business productivity solutions, today announced that the City of Dallas’ Department of Intergovernmental Services, a city division that manages and purchases Homeland Security equipment, has deployed Wasp’s automated asset tracking solution to help manage grant funded assets. Wasp MobileAsset – Professional Software has supplied the city with... Read more

Donaldson inlet barrier filters on Super Bowl patrol

Donaldson inlet barrier filters on Super Bowl patrol

4-Feb-2011Source: Donaldson

While thousands enjoy one of the sports world’s most popular annual events, air crews with the Dallas Police Department’s (DPD) Helicopter Unit will be patrolling the skies over this year’s Super Bowl.  On every flight, while these airborne law enforcers carry out their vital public safety missions, Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace &... Read more

URS upgrades imaging and download systems for Dallas Police Dept

URS upgrades imaging and download systems for Dallas Police Dept

5-Jan-2011Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently delivered upgraded Bell 206B3’s helicopters to the City of Dallas, TX Police Department. The upgrades, made possible by a federal grant that was recently awarded to the police department, included BMS digital video microwave system, upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and... Read more

Budget cuts force Dallas Police to retire newest and most capable helicopter

Budget cuts force Dallas Police to retire newest and most capable helicopter

10-Oct-2010Source: WFAA

Dallas Police operate two Bell 206s from 2006 and one Bell 407 from 2007. Maintenance costs are cited in the City’s decision to dispose... Read more

URS awarded Dallas Police B206 upgrade contract

URS awarded Dallas Police B206 upgrade contract

30-Aug-2010Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has been awarded the helicopter upgrades bid for the Dallas Police Department’s Bell 206B3’s. The upgrades include BMS digital video microwave systems for both aircraft, upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and AFS engine inlet barrier filters.  URS will also provide downlink equipment... Read more

27-Feb-09 N2592T Bell B407 Lancaster, US-Texas

27-Feb-09 N2592T Bell B407 Lancaster, US-Texas

27-Feb-2009

27-Feb-09 N2592T Bell B407 Lancaster, US-Texas... Read more

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