South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police Authority accepts helicopter collaboration plan

South Yorkshire Police Authority accepts helicopter collaboration plan

16-Apr-2012Source: South Yorkshire Police Authority

South Yorkshire Police Authority has reached agreement with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) to retain a helicopter based in Sheffield. The Authority had raised concerns that the initial NPAS proposals, announced last year, did not provide sufficient cover for South Yorkshire. Following negotiations with NPAS, the Authority has agreed in principle to join the... Read more

South Yorkshire Police considers legal challenge over helicopter

South Yorkshire Police considers legal challenge over helicopter

15-Feb-2012Source: Yorkshire Post

South Yorkshire Police Authority’s chief executive Bill Wilkinson says they  “ considered in detail the business case provided last year and whilst not against the principle of a national police air service, decided to retain the current air provision in South Yorkshire.  Legal advice has also been sought surrounding the authority’s options to challenge the... Read more

UK: South Yorkshire Police publically refuse to accept NPAS

UK: South Yorkshire Police publically refuse to accept NPAS

16-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

There is a long term plan for the UK Police air support units to rationalise, and originally there was a target date of April 2012 put on this (see story).  In September 2011 we published a story reporting South Yorkshire Police were unhappy with the plans as they would lose their MD Explorer and airborne... Read more

UK: South Yorkshire Police say NO to NPAS

UK: South Yorkshire Police say NO to NPAS

25-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In a move which could destabilise the plans to coordinate airborne law enforcement in the UK, South Yorkshire Police has this week opted out of the National Police Air Support (NPAS) plans.  With every police force thought to have signed up for NPAS, some rather reluctantly it has to be said, very few in the... Read more

UK: Concern South Yorkshire Police helicopter ‘could be scrapped’

UK: Concern South Yorkshire Police helicopter ‘could be scrapped’

22-Oct-2010Source: BBC

The detailed plans would take away the air base which we currently have at Sheffield, and they would then get our service from bases in West Yorkshire, Humberside or Derbyshire.... Read more

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