Law-enforcement News

Merseyside Police make first arrest using unmanned helicopter

Merseyside Police make first arrest using unmanned helicopter

18-Feb-2010Source: Merseyside Police

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

Westchester County Police to host and sponsor TFO and Advanced Thermal Imaging Courses

Westchester County Police to host and sponsor TFO and Advanced Thermal Imaging Courses

18-Feb-2010Source: Westchester County

The Westchester County PD (NY) will be hosting and sponsoring a Tactical Flight Officer (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).  The program will start with the Suspect Tactics and Perimeter Containment Course... Read more

Virginia State Police pilot nominated in All-Star contest

Virginia State Police pilot nominated in All-Star contest

17-Feb-2010Source: America's Most Wanted

This follows an incident where Aviation Sergeant Don Childs safely landed his Bell 407 after being shot seven times (see HeliHub.com accident report)... Read more

Airborne Law Enforcers Flying High with Donaldson IBFs

Airborne Law Enforcers Flying High with Donaldson IBFs

17-Feb-2010Source: Donaldson

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

Province of Manitoba commits extra money for Winnipeg Police helicopter

Province of Manitoba commits extra money for Winnipeg Police helicopter

17-Feb-2010Source: CBC

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... Read more

Minimum bid met for Colorado Springs Police helicopter

Minimum bid met for Colorado Springs Police helicopter

13-Feb-2010Source: KRDO

At least one potential buyer is making the minimum bid for 1 of 2 Colorado Springs police department helicopters grounded by budget cuts.... Read more

Plan for Winnipeg Police helicopter thrown in doubt

Plan for Winnipeg Police helicopter thrown in doubt

13-Feb-2010Source: CBC

Winnipeg won’t have a police helicopter without additional funding from the province, Mayor Sam Katz said Friday.  The province promised $1.3 million a year in operating costs for the chopper but will not cover inflationary costs... Read more

Indianapolis Metro Police grounds helicopters

Indianapolis Metro Police grounds helicopters

13-Feb-2010Source: WTHR

The three helicopters are the most expensive crime fighting tool for Metro. Right now the city doesn’t even have insurance on them... Read more

NPYD helicopter 9/11 photos released under FOI request

NPYD helicopter 9/11 photos released under FOI request

12-Feb-2010Source: The Scotsman

Given that these photos have not previously appeared, HeliHub.com questions whether FOI requests could impact the integrity of airborne law enforcement... Read more

Philippine National Police buy three Robinson R44s

Philippine National Police buy three Robinson R44s

11-Feb-2010Source: GMA News

Last Wednesday night, three brand new helicopters touched down on the parade ground of Camp Crame, headquarters of the Philippine National Police.... Read more

Shenzhen Public Security Bureau Orders An AW139

Shenzhen Public Security Bureau Orders An AW139

10-Feb-2010Source: AgustaWestland

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

Walton County Sheriff add FLIR camera

Walton County Sheriff add FLIR camera

4-Feb-2010Source: http://www.wtvynews4.com/floridanews/headlines/83492142.html

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was able to secure the necessary Homeland Security grant monies to cover the 250-thousand dollar price tag... Read more

Spanish Ministry of the Interior Sign for 12 more EC135s

Spanish Ministry of the Interior Sign for 12 more EC135s

4-Feb-2010Source: Eurocopter

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

Pennsylvania Police go house-hunting – helipad is a “must have”

Pennsylvania Police go house-hunting – helipad is a “must have”

3-Feb-2010Source: Lebanon Daily News

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,  “We have vehicles to park, we have the impound lot, and we need to have space for a helicopter to land,”... Read more

Pennsylvania Police go house-hunting – helipad is a "must have"

Pennsylvania Police go house-hunting – helipad is a "must have"

3-Feb-2010Source: Lebanon Daily News

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,  “We have vehicles to park, we have the impound lot, and we need to have space for a helicopter to land,”... Read more

Night Flight Concepts Completes NVG Qualification Training for Atlanta Police

Night Flight Concepts Completes NVG Qualification Training for Atlanta Police

2-Feb-2010Source: Night Flight Concepts

The Atlanta Police Department’s Aviation Unit completed the Turn Green, Turn-Keyâ„¢ program offered by Night Flight Concepts (NFC).  Night Flight Concepts is the industry’s premier provider of night vision goggles, training and maintenance. Atlanta PD’s comprehensive NVG training package took place on-site at the departments’ flight operation facility in their MD-500E aircraft. Included in NFC’s... Read more

Helinet Brings Live Aerial Video to Cops’ Smartphones

Helinet Brings Live Aerial Video to Cops’ Smartphones

2-Feb-2010Source: Wired

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... Read more

Police Aviation News – February 2010 edition

Police Aviation News – February 2010 edition

1-Feb-2010Source: Police Aviation News

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Bulgaria buys two AW109E Powers for border patrol

Bulgaria buys two AW109E Powers for border patrol

29-Jan-2010Source: AgustaWestland

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

Indian Coast Guard to add 30 helicopters to current fleet of 20

Indian Coast Guard to add 30 helicopters to current fleet of 20

29-Jan-2010Source: India Times

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... Read more

Medford man convicted of lasering helicopter

Medford man convicted of lasering helicopter

29-Jan-2010Source: Boston Globe

A 51-year-old Medford man has been convicted of shining a green laser beam into a Massachusetts State Police helicopter... Read more

HAI Announces Recipient of the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award

HAI Announces Recipient of the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award

28-Jan-2010Source: HAI

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), “Operation EAGLE,” 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

St Louis Metro Air Support Unit acquire MD500E

St Louis Metro Air Support Unit acquire MD500E

28-Jan-2010Source: STL Today

Area police have acquired a new helicopter for air patrols, using a $1.5 million Homeland Security grant... Read more

Shining laser at sheriff's helicopter gets Rocklin man 4-year sentence

Shining laser at sheriff's helicopter gets Rocklin man 4-year sentence

27-Jan-2010Source: News 10 ABC

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.... Read more

Effort to save Topeka Police helicopter unit given up

Effort to save Topeka Police helicopter unit given up

27-Jan-2010Source: Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka City Councilman Larry Wolgast is grounding his last-ditch effort to save the police helicopter program.... Read more

South African Police order two more AS350B3s

South African Police order two more AS350B3s

25-Jan-2010

The police have ordered a further two AS350B3 Squirrel single-engined light utility helicopters (LUH) at a cost of some 66 million Rand... Read more

Finnish Border Guard Orders An AW119Ke Helicopter

Finnish Border Guard Orders An AW119Ke Helicopter

25-Jan-2010Source: AgustaWestland

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

Interview – Utah DPS Pilot Terry Mercer About His Now Famous Pinnacle Landing(s)

Interview – Utah DPS Pilot Terry Mercer About His Now Famous Pinnacle Landing(s)

14-Jan-2010Source: PoliceHelicopterPilot.com

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... Read more

'Grounded' police helicopter used in search for police dog

'Grounded' police helicopter used in search for police dog

11-Jan-2010Source: 9News

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.... Read more

Lancashire Police fly 6,453 missions in three years

Lancashire Police fly 6,453 missions in three years

7-Jan-2010Source: Lancashire Telegraph

Throughout Lancashire the helicopter has been used a total of 6,453 times since January 2007.  During that period 815 arrests have been associated with its use, which represents a success rate of around 12 per cent.... Read more

Wiltshire Police spend £850K upgrading MD Explorer

Wiltshire Police spend £850K upgrading MD Explorer

7-Jan-2010Source: Wiltshire Times

Criminals will have nowhere to hide in Wiltshire thanks to an £850,000 refit of the force’s helicopter and air ambulance which means its cameras can seek out people up to two miles away.... Read more

Police Aviation News – January 2010 edition

Police Aviation News – January 2010 edition

1-Jan-2010Source: Police Aviation News

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West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

24-Dec-2009Source: Yorkshire Evening Post

West Yorkshire Police is celebrating 20 years of using one of its most effective weapons in the war on crime.... Read more

Colorado Springs decommissions Air Support Unit; Helicopters up for sale

Colorado Springs decommissions Air Support Unit; Helicopters up for sale

24-Dec-2009Source: The Gazette

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... Read more

Bulgaria Orders An AW139 To Meet Border Police Requirement

Bulgaria Orders An AW139 To Meet Border Police Requirement

23-Dec-2009Source: AgustaWestland

The Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered an AW139 medium twin helicopter to meet the latest Bulgarian Border Police helicopter requirement.... Read more

Washoe County Sheriff to publish helicopter activity online

Washoe County Sheriff to publish helicopter activity online

22-Dec-2009

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.... Read more

Cayman Islands government issues tender for police helicopter piloting services

Cayman Islands government issues tender for police helicopter piloting services

17-Dec-2009Source: Cay Compass

The two–year contract – with a possible two year extension – 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.... Read more

Winnipeg Council approves police helicopter

Winnipeg Council approves police helicopter

17-Dec-2009

Councillors approved spending Can$3.5 million to outfit the police with a helicopter.... Read more

Defense Holdings Demonstrates AfterGlo® Photoluminescent Aviation Safety Paint On a VA Police Helicopter

Defense Holdings Demonstrates AfterGlo® Photoluminescent Aviation Safety Paint On a VA Police Helicopter

16-Dec-2009Source: Rotornews

Defense Holdings is demonstrating its revolutionary, patented AfterGlo® 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.... Read more

Lagos State Government launches pair of Bell 412s

Lagos State Government launches pair of Bell 412s

9-Dec-2009Source: AllAfrica

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.... Read more

Man Charged With 'Lasing' DPS Helicopter

Man Charged With 'Lasing' DPS Helicopter

9-Dec-2009Source: KPHO

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.... Read more

Wood County officials looking to refurbish sheriff’s helicopter

Wood County officials looking to refurbish sheriff’s helicopter

9-Dec-2009Source: News and Sentinel

Wood County Sheriff’s Department officials said they have applied for a $95,000 grant to refurbish the department’s helicopter.  Wood is the only county in the state that has a helicopter as part of its sheriff’s department.... Read more

Police helicopter added to Winnipeg's capital budget

Police helicopter added to Winnipeg's capital budget

8-Dec-2009Source: Winnipeg Free Press

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.... Read more

Topeka City Council mulls new police helicopter idea

Topeka City Council mulls new police helicopter idea

8-Dec-2009Source: Topeka Capital-Journal

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.... Read more

Priority 1 Air Rescue Provides Advanced Helicopter SAR Training for North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Priority 1 Air Rescue Provides Advanced Helicopter SAR Training for North Carolina State Highway Patrol

7-Dec-2009Source: Rotorhub

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.... Read more

American Eurocopter Delivers Second AS350B3 to Miami-Dade Police Dept

American Eurocopter Delivers Second AS350B3 to Miami-Dade Police Dept

7-Dec-2009Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter delivered another AS350B3 helicopter to the Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Aviation Unit. This is the second of four AS350B3s that have been ordered... Read more

Cuts in UK Police Air Support mooted

Cuts in UK Police Air Support mooted

7-Dec-2009

Plans to cut the number of Police helicopters around the UK have been revealed by the Home Office.... Read more

Police Aviation News – December 2009 edition

Police Aviation News – December 2009 edition

1-Dec-2009Source: Police Aviation News

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Police Could File Charges Against KING Television Over Helicopter

Police Could File Charges Against KING Television Over Helicopter

30-Nov-2009Source: KIRO

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.... Read more

More laser attacks on Essex police helicopter pilots

More laser attacks on Essex police helicopter pilots

29-Nov-2009Source: Daily Gazette

Reckless yobs are putting lives at risk by shining laser pens at the police helicopter.  Essex Police revealed the lights were shone into pilots’ eyes 15 times so far this year, an increase from seven in 2008.... Read more

United Rotorcraft Solutions installs LoJack in the San Antonio PD fleet

United Rotorcraft Solutions installs LoJack in the San Antonio PD fleet

20-Nov-2009Source: ALEA

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 Department’s Schweizer 333’s.... Read more

Merced sheriff adds Huey helicopter to its air arsenal

Merced sheriff adds Huey helicopter to its air arsenal

20-Nov-2009Source: Merced Sun-Star

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... Read more

Budget cuts mean end of Colorado Springs police helicopter

Budget cuts mean end of Colorado Springs police helicopter

19-Nov-2009Source: FOX21

OX21 News has been telling citizens about the deep budget cuts the city of Colorado Springs  is facing because of slumping sales tax revenues.... Read more

Winnipeg's police chief continues to push for helicoptere purchase

Winnipeg's police chief continues to push for helicoptere purchase

12-Nov-2009Source: CBC

Winnipeg’s police chief, backed by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party, is pushing for a helicopter to be added to the service’s resources.  Chief Keith McCaskill said the chopper would be a “huge benefit” but the question of who would pay for it must first be answered.... Read more

EADS obstacle warning system to enhance flight safety of Slovenian police helicopters

EADS obstacle warning system to enhance flight safety of Slovenian police helicopters

9-Nov-2009Source: EADS

EADS Defence & Security (DS) will equip the Slovenian police force’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.... Read more

Mercy Flight accuses police helicopters of stealing emergency calls for publicity

Mercy Flight accuses police helicopters of stealing emergency calls for publicity

4-Nov-2009Source: Syracuse Post-Standard

Mercy Flight Central claims Onondaga County’s Air One helicopter and the state police helicopter in the area are jumping calls — responding to medical emergencies before Mercy Flight has a chance to go — for emergency transports and putting patients in danger.... Read more

Tulsa Police Department grounds both helicopters to save money

Tulsa Police Department grounds both helicopters to save money

1-Nov-2009Source: Tulsa World

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.   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

Police Aviation News – November 2009 edition

Police Aviation News – November 2009 edition

1-Nov-2009Source: Police Aviation News

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Nanning Public Security Bureau Orders One AW109 Power Helicopter

Nanning Public Security Bureau Orders One AW109 Power Helicopter

29-Oct-2009Source: AgustaWestland

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.... Read more

Phoenix Police Air Support Unit adds another AS350B3

Phoenix Police Air Support Unit adds another AS350B3

28-Oct-2009Source: American Eurocopter

Members of the Phoenix Police Air Support Unit were at the American Eurocopter Delivery Center in Grand Prairie to pick up another AS350B3 “AStar” helicopter. It is the fourth AS350 for the unit and it will join a diverse fleet covering the Phoenix area.... Read more

Aspen Avionics Announces First Helicopter Installation

Aspen Avionics Announces First Helicopter Installation

28-Oct-2009Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced today that the Dale County Sheriff’s Office located in Ozark, Alabama, is the first installation of an EFD1000H Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) and an EFD1000H Multi-Function Display (MFD) into an operational helicopter. The Bell OH-58 helicopter is used by the department in regular airborne law enforcement activities.... Read more

Sacramento Police add helicopter tracking page to website

Sacramento Police add helicopter tracking page to website

28-Oct-2009Source: Sacramento Police

The Sacramento Police Department has added some features at www.sacpd.org to help you find out what the police are doing.  With the addition of daily logs, helicopter location information, Facebook, and twitter we hope to keep the community more informed.... Read more

Uttar Pradesh Police set to buy Dhruv

Uttar Pradesh Police set to buy Dhruv

27-Oct-2009Source: Central Chronicle

With growing incident of naxal violence in the nearby states of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, the Uttar Pradesh Police has made elaborate security arrangements and would purchase a sophisticated helicopter to deal with the possibility of attacks by rebels... Read more

Laser-shining teen faces police helicopter crew under restorative justice programme

Laser-shining teen faces police helicopter crew under restorative justice programme

27-Oct-2009Source: BBC

A teenager who endangered the lives of a police helicopter crew by shining a laser pen at the aircraft has apologised in person to them.... Read more

L-3 EOS Announces Grant Assistance Program

L-3 EOS Announces Grant Assistance Program

22-Oct-2009Source: L-3 Electro-Optical Systems

L-3 Electro-Optical Systems (L-3 EOS), a division of L-3 Communications, announced today the launch of its new Grant Assistance Program. The company has contracted one of the industry’s most recognized Senior Certified Grants Specialist, Margaret Stark to provide this service.... Read more

Maryland State Police tender rigged in favour of AgustaWestland, says Eurocopter

Maryland State Police tender rigged in favour of AgustaWestland, says Eurocopter

16-Oct-2009Source: WBAL

Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the current Maryland State Police fleet, filed a formal protest and is not making an offer to replace the aging helicopters. The company alleges that the state’s specifications for new aircraft are skewed in favor of AgustaWestland.In a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and to the state Department of Transportation, the... Read more

Montgomery County Council members want drug fund spent on treatment, not helicopters

Montgomery County Council members want drug fund spent on treatment, not helicopters

15-Oct-2009Source: Washington Examiner

Montgomery County Council members want money seized from drug dealers to be spent treating drug addicts instead of a new police helicopter program proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett.... Read more

Monterey County says no to sheriff helicopter funding

Monterey County says no to sheriff helicopter funding

15-Oct-2009Source: Monterey Herald

A bid by Sheriff Mike Kanalakis to get the county to underwrite the purchase of a law enforcement helicopter was grounded Tuesday. Kanalakis was hoping the Board of Supervisors would agree to guarantee about $660,000 in backup funding for a used Robinson R-44 helicopter if a hoped-for federal Homeland Security grant for the purchase doesn’t... Read more

Dutch Police take delivery of first AW139

Dutch Police take delivery of first AW139

15-Oct-2009Source: Luchtvaartnieuws

The first of two AW139s for the Dutch Police has arrived in country.... Read more

Cayman Islands Police EC135 postponed again to January 2010

Cayman Islands Police EC135 postponed again to January 2010

14-Oct-2009Source: Cay Compass

The much–delayed arrival of the police helicopter is now slated for January, the government’s Finance Committee heard on Friday.  Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis told the committee that the helicopter was expected to arrive sometime in January, 2010.... Read more

Laser Pointed At Chopper Near Ohio State Campus

Laser Pointed At Chopper Near Ohio State Campus

14-Oct-2009Source: 10TV

Columbus police pilot Lt. Mike Elkins said his unit has gone years without a laser targeting one of its choppers, but last night was the third time it has happened in less than a month,... Read more

Trial begins in helicopter pilot's sex bias suit against State Police

Trial begins in helicopter pilot's sex bias suit against State Police

14-Oct-2009Source: Boston Globe

The first female helicopter pilot in the Massachusetts State Police has testified that the commander of the prestigious Air Wing unit retaliated against her because she rejected his sexual advances.... Read more

Monterey County sheriff's helicopter may make comeback

Monterey County sheriff's helicopter may make comeback

11-Oct-2009Source: The Californian

The move comes just nine months after the board killed the program because of budget problems, and as Sheriff Mike Kanalakis’ challenger for re-election seeks to make it a campaign issue.... Read more

Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter to be displayed in Army & Police Exhibition in Tel Aviv

Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter to be displayed in Army & Police Exhibition in Tel Aviv

11-Oct-2009Source: Jerusalem Post

Developed by Steadicopter, the Black Eagle 50 mini rotary UAV is just over two meters long and can carry a minimal payload of 3 kg. The unmanned helicopter can stay in the air for up to three hours and reach altitudes of 9,000 feet. It can transmit footage back to a command center from distances... Read more

Six month jail term for teenager who aimed laser at police helicopter

Six month jail term for teenager who aimed laser at police helicopter

11-Oct-2009Source: Shiells Gazette

Newcastle Crown Court heard that the police aircraft, code-named India 99, was passing over Wessington Way in Sunderland on May 10, and had been summoned to provide light for the emergency services rescuing two stranded climbers, when it was targeted.... Read more

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