Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Mar-10
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Mar-10
The helicopter will help in monitoringÂ in the detection of environmental crimes, deforestation and illegal construction in protected areas.
Source: Globo, 28-Feb-10
He told a meeting of the authority that there has been a discussion at ACPO – the Association of Chief Police Officers – on the idea of bringing police helicopters in the country into a central unit.
Source: Evening Gazette, 28-Feb-10
The deal was firmed up last September for three months of training in the Western United States, followed by 30 days support by Brim Aviation personnel in China and consulting for the next three years.
Source: Mail Tribune, 27-Feb-10
Source: Police Aviation News, 25-Feb-10
From the Eurocopter booth at Heli-Expo, American Eurocopter announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has entered into the first option year on the Light Enforcement Helicopter (LEH) contract and placed an order for six AS350B3s. This is the second order on the LEH contract that was awarded to American Eurocopter by the Department of… Read more »
Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Feb-10
The Virginia Beach Police operate a Bell 407 which has recently gone through a major equipment upgrade program
Source: Virginian Pilot, 24-Feb-10
Colorado Springs Police OH-58 sold to Wyomning for $170K
After receiving a competitive bid award last year, north Louisiana based Metro Aviation, Inc. has delivered the first new law enforcement equipped Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police Aviation Section. The comprehensively equipped aircraft was delivered in new â€œgreenâ€ condition from the manufacturer to Shreveport, Louisiana where it underwent the extensive… Read more »
Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Feb-10
American Eurocopter announced today that the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) has ordered another AS350 B2 helicopter that will join the departmentâ€™s existing fleet of two AS350 B2s and one EC145. The aircraft will replace another helicopter and with this addition, the SCPDâ€™s Aviation Section will become an all-Eurocopter fleet operator. â€œDue to their outstanding… Read more »
Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Feb-10
Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, today at Heli-Expo honored the Houston Police Department (HPD) for its customer loyalty and outstanding service to the community. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Houston Police Departmentâ€™s Air Support Division plays a significant role in ensuring the safety of city residents…. Read more »
Source: Sikorsky, 23-Feb-10
The Tampa (Florida) Police Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit completed Initial NVG Pilot Training offered by Night Flight Concepts (NFC), the industryâ€™s premier provider of night vision goggles, training and maintenance. The Tampa Police Departmentâ€™s (TPD) comprehensive NVG training took place on-site at the departmentsâ€™ flight operation facility located at the Tampa International Airport. The training incorporated… Read more »
Source: Night Flight Concepts, 22-Feb-10
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) delivered three new MD 500EÂ® Helicopters to the Houston Police Department Air Support Division over the span of three months last fall. The first delivery was made at the 2009 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference and Exposition on July 23. The two newest were delivered on September 29 and… Read more »
Source: MD Helicopters, 22-Feb-10
MD Helicopters, Inc. delivered a new MD 500EÂ® to the St. Louis Metro Air Support Unit in January.Â This new helicopter will be utilized to perform search and rescue missions, increase patrols of the region’s critical infrastructure and provide support to first responders. The Metro Air Support Unit is a consolidated flight Unit initiated in… Read more »
Source: MD Helicopters, 21-Feb-10
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and the Air Operations Unit of the West Yorkshire Police have announced that an MD ExplorerÂ®, helicopter serial number 078 has extended its record for flight hours, reaching 11,565 hours as of mid-January of this year.Â The flight hours far exceed any other MD Explorer in the fleet. The Air Operations… Read more »
Source: MD Helicopters, 21-Feb-10
Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, today at Heli-Expo honored EDRA AeronÃ¡utica of Brazil for its contributions to law enforcement flight training through the use of S-300 series helicopters. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). EDRA has been a distributor for Sikorsky light helicopters since 1997 and has been… Read more »
Source: Schweizer, 21-Feb-10
The Police Department received the four-seat chopper â€” equipped with technology allowing police to track a fleeing suspect in the dark, a camera and a spotlight â€” in January
Source: The Advocate, 19-Feb-10
Thermal imaging technology has been used for the first time on the Force’s ‘drone’ or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to make an arrest. Two men suspected of stealing a Renault Clio in Bootle were tracked by the UAV, which is a remote-controlled aerial camera operated by a police officer on the ground, and after fleeing… Read more »
Source: Merseyside Police, 18-Feb-10
The Westchester County PD (NY) will be hosting and sponsoring a Tactical Flight OfficerÂ (TFO) Course and an Advanced Thermal Imaging Course the week of March 22, 2010. The Tactical Flight Officer Course, instructed by Jack Schonely (LAPD), will be Monday – Wednesday (mid-day).Â The program will start with the Suspect Tactics and Perimeter Containment Course… Read more »
Source: Westchester County, 18-Feb-10
This follows an incident where Aviation Sergeant Don Childs safely landed his Bell 407 after being shot seven times (see HeliHub.com accident report)
Source: America's Most Wanted, 17-Feb-10
Criminals cringe and citizens cheer the sound of police helicopters overhead, fighting crime from the Arizona skies. Airborne law enforcers from several agencies in that southwestern U.S. state have benefitted from installing high-performance Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) designed by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). Longtime law enforcement agency… Read more »
Source: Donaldson, 17-Feb-10
The Manitoba government has agreed to pony up extra money to cover any operational cost increases associated with the chopper, according to Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, who revealed the latest development to reporters Tuesday afternoon Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/02/16/mb-police-helicopter-funding-winnipeg.html#ixzz0flsWk5tq
Source: CBC, 17-Feb-10
At least one potential buyer is making the minimum bid for 1 of 2 Colorado Springs police department helicopters grounded by budget cuts.
Source: KRDO, 13-Feb-10
Winnipeg won’t have a police helicopter without additional funding from the province, Mayor Sam Katz said Friday.Â The province promised $1.3 million a year in operating costs for the chopper but will not cover inflationary costs
Source: CBC, 13-Feb-10
The three helicopters are the most expensive crime fighting tool for Metro. Right now the city doesn’t even have insurance on them
Source: WTHR, 13-Feb-10
Given that these photos have not previously appeared, HeliHub.com questions whether FOI requests could impact the integrity of airborne law enforcement
Source: The Scotsman, 12-Feb-10
Last Wednesday night, three brand new helicopters touched down on the parade ground of Camp Crame, headquarters of the Philippine National Police.
Source: GMA News, 11-Feb-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen has ordered one AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform a number of roles also including law enforcement, civil protection/disaster relief, transport and control missions across the Province. The AW139 has been selected thanks to its… Read more »
Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Feb-10
The Walton County Sheriffâ€™s Office was able to secure the necessary Homeland Security grant monies to cover the 250-thousand dollar price tag
Source: http://www.wtvynews4.com/floridanews/headlines/83492142.html, 04-Feb-10
Eurocopter and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of twelve EC135 P2i helicopters. Spain’s National Police Force will operate six of the new aircraft for law enforcement missions, while the remaining six will join the current fleet of the Spanish Guardia Civil. One of this latter group of… Read more »
Source: Eurocopter, 04-Feb-10
The current Jonesburg station on Route 72 near the Route 22 overpass includes approximately 10,000 sq.ft, but they need 14,000+ sq.ft,Â “We have vehicles to park, we have the impound lot, and we need to have space for a helicopter to land,”
Source: Lebanon Daily News, 03-Feb-10
The Atlanta Police Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit completed the Turn Green, Turn-Keyâ„¢ program offered by Night Flight Concepts (NFC).Â Night Flight Concepts is the industryâ€™s premier provider of night vision goggles, training and maintenance. Atlanta PDâ€™s comprehensive NVG training package took place on-site at the departmentsâ€™ flight operation facility in their MD-500E aircraft. Included in NFCâ€™s… Read more »
Source: Night Flight Concepts, 02-Feb-10
A new mobile technology product called HT 4Sight promises to bring live, encrypted video feeds direct from air crews to smartphones on the ground. Initially, the product is being targeted at law enforcement and security officials
Source: Wired, 02-Feb-10
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Feb-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered two AW109 Power light twin helicopters to meet the latest helicopter requirement for the Bulgarian Border Police. The main mission of the helicopters, which are procured under the Schengen Facility programme funds, is to provide a… Read more »
Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Jan-10
ICG is also going in for a major upgrade of its air wing, with 42 new aircraft already sanctioned by the government. Apart from 12 Dorniers and 30 helicopters, the force is also going to induct six medium-range maritime surveillance aircraf
Source: India Times, 29-Jan-10
A 51-year-old Medford man has been convicted of shining a green laser beam into a Massachusetts State Police helicopter
Source: Boston Globe, 29-Jan-10
HAI is pleased to announce the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award recipient, the New Zealand Police Air Support Unit; Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand Police Air Support Unit (ASU), â€œOperation EAGLE,â€ was formed in November 1988 as a three-month trial using airborne police officers to combat rising crime in the city of Auckland…. Read more »
Source: HAI, 28-Jan-10
Area police have acquired a new helicopter for air patrols, using a $1.5 million Homeland Security grant
Source: STL Today, 28-Jan-10
Placer County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Art Campos said Jamie Allen Downie, 35, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of discharging a laser at an aircraft.
Source: News 10 ABC, 27-Jan-10
Topeka City Councilman Larry Wolgast is grounding his last-ditch effort to save the police helicopter program.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal, 27-Jan-10
The police have ordered a further two AS350B3 Squirrel single-engined light utility helicopters (LUH) at a cost of some 66 million Rand
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Finnish Border Guard has ordered a fourth AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The Finnish Border Guard chose the AW119Ke in 2008 to sustain its fleet modernization and enhancement programme. All four helicopters will be used to perform various tasks including border patrol, special operations and fire… Read more »
Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Jan-10
When Utah State Trooper Terry Mercer landed his helicopter on this pinnacle back in August 2009 to rescue an injured hiker, he had no idea that it would turn into the story which it did
Source: PoliceHelicopterPilot.com, 14-Jan-10
The helicopter dispatched to find a missing police K-9 on Friday afternoon is not included in this year’s city budget, but Denver Police Chief Gerald Whitman has found a way to keep it in the air.
Source: 9News, 11-Jan-10
Throughout Lancashire the helicopter has been used a total of 6,453 times since January 2007.Â During that period 815 arrests have been associated with its use, which represents a success rate of around 12 per cent.
Source: Lancashire Telegraph, 07-Jan-10
Criminals will have nowhere to hide in Wiltshire thanks to an Â£850,000 refit of the forceâ€™s helicopter and air ambulance which means its cameras can seek out people up to two miles away.
Source: Wiltshire Times, 07-Jan-10
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jan-10
West Yorkshire Police is celebrating 20 years of using one of its most effective weapons in the war on crime.
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, 24-Dec-09
The Colorado Springs Police Department has lost its wings. In a decommissioning ceremony Tuesday, the department bid farewell to its Air Support Unit, one police budget line on a list of many that were cut because of projected city budget shortfalls in 2010
Source: The Gazette, 24-Dec-09
The Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered an AW139 medium twin helicopter to meet the latest Bulgarian Border Police helicopter requirement.
Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Dec-09
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department is going to start putting information on its Web site about the helicopters’ activities when they involve extended, low flyovers.
The twoâ€“year contract â€“ with a possible two year extension â€“ is being advertised overseas as well as locally. Applications will be reviewed by the Central Tenders Committee and the submission period will close at noon on Friday, 22 January.
Source: Cay Compass, 17-Dec-09
Councillors approved spending Can$3.5 million to outfit the police with a helicopter.
Defense Holdings is demonstrating its revolutionary, patented AfterGloÂ® Brand Photoluminescent (PL) Aviation Safety Paint on the main and tail rotor blades of a Bell Helicopter Textron Model 407 helicopter belonging to the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Aviation Division. Sections of the rotor blades were painted in October 2009.
Source: Rotornews, 16-Dec-09
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State launched two Bell 412EP Helicopters with a promise to commit the state’s resources to securing the lives and property of residents.
Source: AllAfrica, 09-Dec-09
The Arizona Department Of Public Safety arrested a man who it said pointed a handheld laser at a police helicopter involved in a robbery pursuit.
Source: KPHO, 09-Dec-09
Wood County Sheriff’s Department officials said they have applied for a $95,000 grant to refurbish the department’s helicopter.Â Wood is the only county in the state that has a helicopter as part of its sheriff’s department.
Source: News and Sentinel, 09-Dec-09
Winnipeg needs a police helicopter to respond to mundane calls, not for dramatic Hollywood-style aerial chases, police Chief Keith McCaskill said after politicians tentatively approved the purchase.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Dec-09
Topeka City Councilman Larry Wolgast, who voted on the prevailing side in August as the council discontinued funding for the police helicopter program, has put forth a proposal targeted at keeping that program in operation while changing the way it is used.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal, 08-Dec-09
Priority 1 Air Rescue has completed Inland SAR training with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) which included initial Class B External Rotorcraft Load and Helicopter Short-Haul Rescue in their recently acquired Bell 407.
Source: Rotorhub, 07-Dec-09
American Eurocopter delivered another AS350B3 helicopter to the Miami-Dade Police Departmentâ€™s (MDPD) Aviation Unit. This is the second of four AS350B3s that have been ordered
Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Dec-09
Plans to cut the number of Police helicopters around the UK have been revealed by the Home Office.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-09
The Pierce County prosecutor may file charges against KING-TV’s news director and helicopter pilot because the station’s chopper allegedly interfered with the investigation into the fatal shootings of four Lakewood police officers, said Ed Troyer of the sheriff’s office.
Source: KIRO, 30-Nov-09
Reckless yobs are putting lives at risk by shining laser pens at the police helicopter.Â Essex Police revealed the lights were shone into pilotsâ€™ eyes 15 times so far this year, an increase from seven in 2008.
Source: Daily Gazette, 29-Nov-09
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently completed a contract with the San Antonio (TX) Police Department (SAPD) Helicopter Detail. URS was contracted to install the LoJack system in all three of the Departmentâ€™s Schweizer 333â€™s.
Source: ALEA, 20-Nov-09
Sheriff’s officials announced their plans this month to add a 1973 UH-1H Bell Helicopter to the department’s aviation unit. The Huey is a donation from the California Emergency Management Agency
Source: Merced Sun-Star, 20-Nov-09
OX21 News has been telling citizens about the deep budget cuts the city of Colorado Springs Â is facing because of slumping sales tax revenues.
Source: FOX21, 19-Nov-09
Winnipeg’s police chief, backed by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party, is pushing for a helicopter to be added to the service’s resources.Â Chief Keith McCaskill said the chopper would be a “huge benefit” but the question of who would pay for it must first be answered.
Source: CBC, 12-Nov-09
EADS Defence & Security (DS) will equip the Slovenian police forceâ€™s helicopter squadron with the globally unique HELLAS (Helicopter Laser Radar) obstacle warning system, which enables helicopter missions to be carried out even when visibility is extremely poor.
Source: EADS, 09-Nov-09
Mercy Flight Central claims Onondaga Countyâ€™s Air One helicopter and the state police helicopter in the area are jumping calls â€” responding to medical emergencies before Mercy Flight has a chance to go â€” for emergency transports and putting patients in danger.
Source: Syracuse Post-Standard, 04-Nov-09
Because of budget cuts, Saturday will be the last night either one of the two police helicopters will be flying in Tulsa for the foreseeable future.Â Â Officials have said they will be saving $195,000 for the duration of the fiscal year by grounding the helicopters. The four officers assigned to the unit have been reassigned… Read more »
Source: Tulsa World, 01-Nov-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Nov-09
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Public Security Bureau of Nanning (Southern China) has ordered one AW109 Power light twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform a number of roles also including law enforcement and civil protection/disaster relief across the Nanning province.
Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Oct-09