Law-enforcement News

Guidance Helicopters donates R44 to Yavapai County Sheriff

Guidance Helicopters donates R44 to Yavapai County Sheriff

15-Oct-2010Source: Prescott Daily Courier

Guidance Helicopters, Inc. in Prescott has donated a high-altitude four-seater helicopter to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to help with daytime search and rescue efforts.... Read more

AW139 wins Maryland State Police tender – six orders plus six options

AW139 wins Maryland State Police tender – six orders plus six options

15-Oct-2010Source: Baltimore Sun

The AW139 was the only bid – a year back Eurocopter alleged that the state’s specifications for new aircraft were skewed in favour of AgustaWestland... Read more

Los Angeles County Sheriff selects Becker Avionics’ Digital Audio and Intercom System

Los Angeles County Sheriff selects Becker Avionics’ Digital Audio and Intercom System

13-Oct-2010Source: Becker Avionics

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has announced the selection of the Becker Avionics’ Digital Audio and Intercom System (DVCS6100) for their new fleet of 14 Eurocopter AS 350 B2 patrol helicopters. The aircraft will soon undergo completion at Hangar One, Carlsbad, California and will be specifically tailored to the needs of the LASD... Read more

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

12-Oct-2010Source: Guardia di Finanza

It is more than € 600,000 the commercial value of the brand new American helicopter “R44” of the “Robinson Helicopter” arrested nell’Elba Campo (LI) by the financiers of Naval Operations Department of Livorno, with the active collaboration of colleagues at the Naval Air Group in La Spezia . The service, in its initial phase, has... Read more

Fourth Belgian Police Explorer now delivered

Fourth Belgian Police Explorer now delivered

12-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Further to our recent report of the Belgian Police air unit purchasing an MD902 Explorer to add to their existing fleet of three MD900s, we can now report it has been delivered. Dutch website Avia DejaVu reports it stopping at Groningen Airport yesteday en its delivery route from Odense to Melsbroek airport in Brussels. This... 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

Delaware State Police Aviation Section open house next Saturday

Delaware State Police Aviation Section open house next Saturday

10-Oct-2010Source: WGMD

2010 marks the 40th Anniversary for the Delaware State Police Aviation Section and the 25th Anniversary of the Trooper-Medic program. To celebrate these anniversaries the Aviation Section is inviting the public to attend its Open House.... Read more

Humberside Police MD Explorer® becomes second of type to reach 10,000 hours

Humberside Police MD Explorer® becomes second of type to reach 10,000 hours

8-Oct-2010Source: MD Helicopters

Mesa, Arizona, October 8, 2010 … MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and the Humberside Police Authority have announced that an MD Explorer has just been returned to service after its 10,000 hour inspection conducted by Police Aviation Services Ltd (PAS) in Gloucestershire UK. The helicopter is one of the busiest MD 902 Explorers in service and... Read more

Fleet lead MD Explorer now at 12,600 airframe hours

Fleet lead MD Explorer now at 12,600 airframe hours

8-Oct-2010Source: MD Helicopters

Mesa, Arizona, October 8, 2010… MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and the Air Operations Unit of the West Yorkshire Police have announced that MD Explorer, helicopter serial number 078 has extended its record for flight hours, reaching 12,600 hours as of mid-September of this year. The flight hours exceed any other MD Explorer in the fleet,... Read more

AgustaWestland co-sponsors $100K Homeland Security research awards

AgustaWestland co-sponsors $100K Homeland Security research awards

7-Oct-2010Source: AgustaWestland

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation in partnership with AgustaWestland North America proudly recognize innovations in homeland security, announcing four winners for their achievements in efforts designed to protect the United States and its citizens. “This year four $25,000 Homeland Security Awards are being sponsored by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, an independent Federal government agency,... Read more

Profile: Luxembourg Police

Profile: Luxembourg Police

7-Oct-2010Source: Wort

This article profiles the helicopter operation “Romeo 1” of the Luxembourg Police... Read more

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

7-Oct-2010Source: BBC

A teenager has been charged after a laser beam was shone at the Essex police helicopter.... Read more

Pennsylvania man indicted for hitting police helicopter with laser

Pennsylvania man indicted for hitting police helicopter with laser

4-Oct-2010Source: WPVI

A man is facing decades in prison for shining a laser into the cockpit of a Philadelphia police helicopter.... Read more

Air One’s inclusion in Onondaga County’s budget still unsure

Air One’s inclusion in Onondaga County’s budget still unsure

4-Oct-2010Source: WSYR

The deadline for the Onondaga County budget is next month, but there’s still no final decision about funding for the Air One emergency helicopter.... Read more

Belgian Police order fourth MD Explorer

Belgian Police order fourth MD Explorer

2-Oct-2010Source: DHnet

The Belgian Government agreed Friday to purchase a used MD902 for the Politie (Belgian Police), adding to the three MD900s they already have... Read more

Oklahoma City man accused of shooting city police helicopter

Oklahoma City man accused of shooting city police helicopter

1-Oct-2010Source: NewsOK

Police say they’ve arrested a man and charged him with shooting at the Oklahoma City Police Department’s helicopter in June.... Read more

Man sentenced for shining laser at CHP helicopter

Man sentenced for shining laser at CHP helicopter

30-Sep-2010Source: CBS13

A Glenn County resident has been sentenced for a year and a day in prison after being convicted of shining a high-powered laser at a California Highway Patrol helicopter, according to authorities.... Read more

Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

30-Sep-2010Source: This Is Grimsby

A Humberside Police spokesman said the crew of Oscar 99 were attending a job near Grant Thorold Park when they experienced a series of bright green flashes which illuminated the inside of aircraft, putting them in danger.... Read more

Alabama State Trooper Pilot uses helicopter for personal business

Alabama State Trooper Pilot uses helicopter for personal business

29-Sep-2010Source: WHNT

“This Alabama State Trooper pilot was flying a marijuana eradication mission and stopped to check on his son who just had surgery,” the Department of Public Safety said, continuing “…this is his daily patrol vehicle and it is within his discretion to land it where he sees fit.”... Read more

California man jailed for allegedly shining laser beam at police helicopter

California man jailed for allegedly shining laser beam at police helicopter

25-Sep-2010Source: KFMB

A 44-year-old South Bay man was behind bars Thursday for allegedly shining a laser pointer at an airborne police helicopter, a felonious act that can temporarily blind a pilot.... Read more

Goias state police order three AgustaWestland AW119s

Goias state police order three AgustaWestland AW119s

24-Sep-2010Source: Defensa

This order represents the first law enforcement AW119s in Brazil.  Role equipment fit is reportedly similar to that of the New York Police Dept... Read more

Turbomeca and Securite Civile celebrate 200.000 hours of the Arriel 1E2

Turbomeca and Securite Civile celebrate 200.000 hours of the Arriel 1E2

23-Sep-2010Source: Turbomeca

The Turbomeca (Safran Group) Arriel turbo-shaft engine 1E2 Has logged flight hours on the 200.000 Civil Security’s EC 145 twin-engine helicopters. The turbo-shaft engine’s good behavior HAD Contributed to the success of the rescue missions Performed by the rescuers. The first 34 of the EC 145 helicopters Arrived at the Civil Security Helicopter Group on... Read more

Stephenson County Sheriff defends involvement in LEAC consortium

Stephenson County Sheriff defends involvement in LEAC consortium

23-Sep-2010Source: Journal Standard

Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders vigorously defended his department’s participation in a regional helicopter program Thursday, amid what he characterized as a flood of misinformation circulating about the project.... Read more

India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

23-Sep-2010Source: Economic Times

The ministry is working on a policy to kick off helicopter services in a big way as major Indian cities face ground congestion, making movement difficult even in cases of health and security-related emergencies.... Read more

Eurocopter delivers new AS350B3 Namibia’s Police

Eurocopter delivers new AS350B3 Namibia’s Police

22-Sep-2010Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, today delivered an AS350 B3 “Squirrel” to Namibia’s fledgling Police Airwing during a ceremony at the biennial Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) exhibition. This is the Namibian Police’s second helicopter. The Namibia Police Airwing was established in 2009 and has successfully flown its initial AS350 in crime prevention and... Read more

Military Police of Santa Catarina launches air operations

Military Police of Santa Catarina launches air operations

22-Sep-2010Source: Diario Catarinense

The Military Police of Santa Catarina start air operations with a Seneca fixed wing and an AS350.  A second helicopter is expected before the year end.... Read more

New Hanover County Sheriff helicopter grounded after pilot resigned amid investigation

New Hanover County Sheriff helicopter grounded after pilot resigned amid investigation

21-Sep-2010Source: Star News

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office helicopter program is grounded indefinitely after its only pilot resigned Saturday amid an internal investigation.  – – – HeliHub.com notes that the R44 flown by this unit was registered N911SG, incorporating the pilot’s initials... Read more

Victoria Police Air Wing receive second AS365N3

Victoria Police Air Wing receive second AS365N3

21-Sep-2010Source: Victoria Police

The Victoria Police Air Wing today welcome’s a new helicopter to their fleet that will continue to act as an eye in the sky, keeping Victorian’s safe. The new helicopter, a Eurocopter AS 365 N3, will act as the primary aircraft for Victoria Police while the other AS365 N3 Dauphin will be shared with Air... Read more

Man charged after laser targets police helicopter during papal visit

Man charged after laser targets police helicopter during papal visit

20-Sep-2010Source: STV

The incident happened after Pope Benedict XVI had celebrated Mass before 65,000 people in Bellahouston Park... Read more

Six heliports to be built along Moscow-Petersburg route in 2011Q1

Six heliports to be built along Moscow-Petersburg route in 2011Q1

19-Sep-2010Source: AEX

The Russian Ministry of Emergency will use the heliports primarily to support rotary wing operations ensuring the safety of the road and rail links between the two cities... Read more

Night Flight Concepts completes training for Mexican SAR unit

Night Flight Concepts completes training for Mexican SAR unit

16-Sep-2010Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts (NFC), provided specialized Airborne Law Enforcement Training to the Mexico State Government’s Air Rescue Unit. Night Flight Concepts is the industry’s premier provider of night vision goggle equipment, training, and maintenance solutions. The Mexico State Government’s Air Rescue Unit training was conducted on-site at the Units location in Toluca, Mexico. The training... Read more

Australia: Laser pointed into police helicopter at Coburg

Australia: Laser pointed into police helicopter at Coburg

15-Sep-2010Source: Moreland Leader

A Coburg teenager is expected to be charged on summons after allegedly shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter last month.... Read more

Vector awarded RR250 contract by Houston Police Air Support

Vector awarded RR250 contract by Houston Police Air Support

15-Sep-2010Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new contract for overhaul and repair services on the Rolls-Royce (RR) 250 model engines for the City of Houston’s Police Department Air Support Division; an organization that recently celebrated its 40thyear of service. Under the terms of the agreement,... Read more

Westchester man charged with shining laser at police helicopter

Westchester man charged with shining laser at police helicopter

8-Sep-2010Source: Mid Hudson News

Leonard Petruzzi, 45, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.... Read more

Guatemalan Police seize two helicopters in anti-drug operation

Guatemalan Police seize two helicopters in anti-drug operation

4-Sep-2010Source: Agencia EFE

The Organized Crime Prosecutor  told the press that the two helicopters and a mobile home were found abandoned on land in the municipality of Fraijanes, 34 miles southeast of Guatemala City.... Read more

Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

4-Sep-2010Source: Cambridge News

The pair allegedly aimed the shaft of light at the cockpit of the Cambridgeshire force’s aircraft while it was on a call... Read more

ASU to deliver 19 NVG units to Virginia State Police

ASU to deliver 19 NVG units to Virginia State Police

3-Sep-2010Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that the Virginia Department of State Police Aviation Unit in Richmond, Va., would receive 19, F4949 Pinnacle Aviation Night Vision systems. ASU already had obtained a necessary GSA contract that covered a full line of ITT aviation systems, parts and accessories. “We are thrilled to fill the order for... Read more

Suspect caught in police helicopter pilot’s shooting

Suspect caught in police helicopter pilot’s shooting

1-Sep-2010Source: Caribbean Business

Story refers to event of 04-May-10 at Rio Piedras in Puerto Rico... Read more

Second Tulsa police helicopter to fly again

Second Tulsa police helicopter to fly again

1-Sep-2010Source: Tulsa World

Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced Tuesday that he has authorized the second police helicopter to begin flying again... Read more

Police camera falls from helicopter, hits 6 cars

Police camera falls from helicopter, hits 6 cars

1-Sep-2010Source: Columbus Dispatch

Columbus police and federal investigators are trying to determine whether human or mechanical error was to blame when a camera fell from a police helicopter... Read more

UK: Yorkshire and Humberside police could share helicopters

UK: Yorkshire and Humberside police could share helicopters

1-Sep-2010Source: Yorkshire Press

North Yorkshire Police is in discussions with Humberside, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Police about the possibility of pooling resources to pay for the servicing and engineering of their eyes in the sky.... Read more

UK: Hampshire police helicopter share raises concerns

UK: Hampshire police helicopter share raises concerns

31-Aug-2010Source: BBC

Hampshire Police’s move to share Surrey’s EC135 and Sussex’s MD Explorer, rather than use its own Islander plane, has caused concern among officers... Read more

Max-Viz and Police Aviation Services win US Dept of Commerce integration approval

Max-Viz and Police Aviation Services win US Dept of Commerce integration approval

30-Aug-2010Source: Max-Viz

Max-Viz, Inc and Police Aviation Services (PAS) of England have received a Statement of Integration (SOI) export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) allowing significantly quicker and more streamlined export of Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System technology abroad to civilian users through the PAS facility in Cheltenham, UK. PDF – Max-Viz and PAS receive... Read more

British helicopter carrier begins second Caribbean anti-drugs deployment

British helicopter carrier begins second Caribbean anti-drugs deployment

30-Aug-2010Source: Royal Navy

Royal Navy warship HMS Ocean has arrived in the Caribbean where she will provide contingency support to British dependent territories during the hurricane season, as well as contribute towards ongoing anti-drug smuggling operations. Having already deployed to the Caribbean in 2007, when the amphibious assault ship made a major impact on drug smuggling by seizing... Read more

Tasmanian Police defend helicopter use

Tasmanian Police defend helicopter use

30-Aug-2010Source: The Mercury

Northern police commander Richard Cowling requested the helicopter and it was approved by an assistant commissioner.... 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

Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

30-Aug-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first of four AW119Ke single engine helicopters for the Finnish Border Guard has been delivered during an official ceremony held today in Helsinki in the presence of various dignitaries including the Finnish Minister of Interior Hon. Anne Holmlund, Chief of the Finnish Border Guard Lt.... Read more

New Castleberry gyro has 56 unit advance order from Colombian National Police

New Castleberry gyro has 56 unit advance order from Colombian National Police

26-Aug-2010Source: Castleberry Instruments

Austin, TX based Castleberry Instruments & Avionics is proud to introduce the new 900-23 EH series front mounted Gyro. In cooperation with CCE Inc. Castleberry Instruments & Avionics has completed agreement to update fleet of 56 Colombian National Police (Anti Narcotics unit) UH-1H Helicopters. This latest addition gyro further compliments Castleberry’s group of Fixed Wing... Read more

Brazil’s Piracicaba Police add 350B2

Brazil’s Piracicaba Police add 350B2

18-Aug-2010

São Paulo Public Security has bought four aircraft to the interior regions of the state which do not yet have aerial law enforcement. The other three will go to the regions of Presidente Prudente, Sao Jose do Rio Preto and Sorocaba.... Read more

Law Enforcement Aviation Coalition needs to justify tax money

Law Enforcement Aviation Coalition needs to justify tax money

18-Aug-2010Source: Rockford Register Star

LEAC’s accounting and record keeping seem hazy even for a nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers. Their website shows them operating three OH-58s and one UH-1.  A Bell 430 is also available on a donation basis... Read more

Man facing charges after laser hits Calgary police helicopter

Man facing charges after laser hits Calgary police helicopter

18-Aug-2010Source: Calgary Herald

The incident happened late Monday night, as the helicopter flew over the city’s northeast. At about 10:45 p.m., someone projected a bright green beam into the chopper’s cockpit, prompting the pilot to take evasive action.... Read more

Bavarian Police move fleet to Oberschleissheim

Bavarian Police move fleet to Oberschleissheim

13-Aug-2010Source: Merkur

Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann announced that the unit would move from Munich airport to  Oberschleissheim – although the town hall representatives there were apparently surprised by the decision.... Read more

Senate to honor CHP team for Walnut Creek canal rescue

Senate to honor CHP team for Walnut Creek canal rescue

13-Aug-2010Source: Mercury News

A officer and helicopter pilot with the California Highway Patrol will be honored by the state Senate for their role rescuing a woman from the rushing Walnut Creek waterway... Read more

Humberside Police MD Explorer passes 10,000 hours

Humberside Police MD Explorer passes 10,000 hours

10-Aug-2010Source: Police Aviation Services

Humberside Police Authority’s MD Explorer has just returned to service after a 10,000 hour inspection conducted by Police Aviation Services Ltd (PAS) in Gloucestershire UK. The helicopter is one of the busiest MD 902 Explorers in service and is now the second to have achieved the 10,000 hour milestone. PAS undertook a major role equipment... Read more

Man arrested after laser aimed at Police Helicopter

Man arrested after laser aimed at Police Helicopter

10-Aug-2010Source: West Yorkshire Police

A man has been arrested after a laser pointer was shone at West Yorkshire Police’s helicopter in the early hours of this morning. At just after midnight a laser was shone at the helicopter when it was flying over Leeds. The address was identified using specialist equipment on board the vehicle and the helicopter directed... Read more

Twitter feed for Sussex Police helicopter

Twitter feed for Sussex Police helicopter

10-Aug-2010Source: BBC

People who see the Sussex Police helicopter can now check what the force is doing on Twitter @suspol_heli... Read more

Mississippi County Aviation Unit has 50 hours left to fly

Mississippi County Aviation Unit has 50 hours left to fly

5-Aug-2010Source: KAIT

The unit’s JetRanger comes close to needing its engine overhauled, with no budget in place to action that necessary move.... Read more

Shanghai Traffic Police to get four helicopters

Shanghai Traffic Police to get four helicopters

3-Aug-2010Source: CRI

A helicopter squad will be set up to help Shanghai traffic police monitor the city’s increasingly complicated road conditions and deal with traffic emergencies.... Read more

Corona council to vote on helicopter deal with Riverside police

Corona council to vote on helicopter deal with Riverside police

3-Aug-2010Source: Press-Enterprise

The Corona City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on loaning the Riverside Police Department its helicopter equipment for five years.... Read more

LA County Sheriff buys 12 AS350B2s

LA County Sheriff buys 12 AS350B2s

3-Aug-2010Source: American Eurocopter

(note, HeliHub.com first reported this story over two months back on 2nd June 2010 – see here).  What follows below is the manufacturer’s press release Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter announced today that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has purchased 12 AS350 B2 helicopters. The helicopters will be placed into service with the... Read more

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds EC145 to existing EC135

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds EC145 to existing EC135

3-Aug-2010Source: PSNI

Police today put on display a new £7 million helicopter which will be used to strengthen the fight against crime in Northern Ireland and to make communities safer. The Eurocopter EC 145 is a larger, more modern version of the existing PSNI helicopter, an EC 135. The new twin-engine aircraft can carry up to 10... Read more

EADS North America names new VP of Homeland Security Programs

EADS North America names new VP of Homeland Security Programs

3-Aug-2010Source: EADS

Carlaine Blizzard has joined EADS North Americaas vice president of the company’s Homeland Security line of business. In her new role, Blizzard is responsible for program management, product technologies, and activities related to federal marketing and sales for homeland security programs in the United States. “Carlaine brings more than 20 years of experience and a... Read more

Belarus Border Guards fly first night missions with AS355NPs

Belarus Border Guards fly first night missions with AS355NPs

2-Aug-2010Source: AVE

Belarus Border Guards have announced that on the night of July 29-30, they performed their first night training flights using their recently acquired Eurocopter AS355NP helicopters.... Read more

Second lawsuit filed over 2008 Maryland State Police accident

Second lawsuit filed over 2008 Maryland State Police accident

2-Aug-2010Source: Washington Post

The attorney for Kenneth Mallard says he deserves compensation for the death of his wife because of the “negligence of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers”... Read more

CHP copter co-pilot takes ‘flying leap’ onto fleeing suspect

CHP copter co-pilot takes ‘flying leap’ onto fleeing suspect

31-Jul-2010Source: Record Searchlight

A California Highway Patrol helicopter co-pilot made “a flying leap” Tuesday afternoon from a landing helicopter to pounce on a suspected car thief.... Read more

Caution for Thames Valley Police laser attack man

Caution for Thames Valley Police laser attack man

29-Jul-2010Source: BBC

A man has been cautioned by police after admitting shining a laser beam at the Thames Valley Police EC135 helicopter.... Read more

UK: Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire police in helicopter share

UK: Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire police in helicopter share

29-Jul-2010

The proposed South East Air Support Unit would bring together an MD Explorer from Shoreham and an EC135 from Odiham.  Note, neither operate the AS355 featured in the BBC story!... Read more

Indiana teen accused of aiming laser at police helicopter

Indiana teen accused of aiming laser at police helicopter

24-Jul-2010Source: Chicago Tribune

Police have arrested an 18-year-old southern Indiana man accused of aiming a laser pointer at an Indiana State Police helicopter.... Read more

Laser aimed at police helicopter in Virginia; Man charged

Laser aimed at police helicopter in Virginia; Man charged

22-Jul-2010Source: Washington Post

Michael E. Promisel, 18, was charged after officers on the ground were called to search for the source of the laser allegedly aimed at the helicopter as it passed over Mantua Elementary School on Horner Court shortly before midnight July 15, police said.... Read more

‘Persistent surveillance’ tracks you from the sky

‘Persistent surveillance’ tracks you from the sky

22-Jul-2010Source: KOLD

Using both aerial and land-based, highly-sensitive cameras  Ohio-based company Persistent Surveillance Systems is able to monitor 16 square miles at any given time.... Read more

Man points giant spotlight at NYPD helicopter

Man points giant spotlight at NYPD helicopter

22-Jul-2010Source: Your Nabe

Joseph Purdon, 46, has been arrested after he went out into his backyard around 1 a.m. on Thursday, July 1 and shined a huge, “twenty-five million candle power spotlight” at the chopper, according to a police report.... Read more

Korea National Police Agency takes delivery of an AW119Ke

Korea National Police Agency takes delivery of an AW119Ke

21-Jul-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce that the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) has recently taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will perform law enforcement duties. The contract was signed in August 2009 by the Korean Public Procurement Services in order to support an on-going programme to modernize... Read more

Indianapolis Police selling three helicopters to fund ongoing operations

Indianapolis Police selling three helicopters to fund ongoing operations

21-Jul-2010Source: TheIndyChannel

After exploring various options to fund air support operations, officials determined the best option would be to sell the police MD600 and two Hughes helicopters to free up money to operate the remaining aircraft.... Read more

MD Helicopters delivers newly converted MD530F to San Diego Sheriff

MD Helicopters delivers newly converted MD530F to San Diego Sheriff

21-Jul-2010Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced that its popular MD 500E to MD 530F helicopter conversion program has added a new member.   The San Diego County Sheriffs Department’s A.S.T.R.E.A (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies) division took delivery of its freshly converted MD 530F helicopter early this month. The helicopter, purchased new by the Sheriff’s Department... Read more

MD Helicopters delivers MD500E to Pasadena Police

MD Helicopters delivers MD500E to Pasadena Police

21-Jul-2010Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) has announced the delivery a new MD 500E® to the Pasadena Police Department, Pasadena, California. The Pasadena Police Air Support Unit conducted substantial research to identify helicopters that could operate with reduced noise and meet their law enforcement needs.  According to Pasadena Air Operations OIC, Captain Bob Mulhall, “The MD 500E... Read more

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