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LAPD Air Support Division Launches Online Store

November 16, 2011  | 

The Los Angeles Police Department's Air Support Division has launched an online store to offer air-support memorabilia. All proceeds from merchandise sold on the site go to the Air Support Angel's Foundation, which is a certified non-profit organization.

The LAPD Air Support Division is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement organization in the U.S. and operates from the LAPD Hooper Heliport. The helicopter crews assist with thousands of arrests, pursuits and crimes in progress each year. The LAPD's airborne law enforcement program began with one helicopter in 1956. Today, the Air Support Division is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world with flights logging more than 18,000 hours a year.

The online store was created to meet the demands of a community who wants to purchase helicopter merchandise from the unit. There is no minimum order size and products are shipped within two business days, according to Adam Greenburg of the foundation.

The Angel's Foundation helps provide continuing education to LAPD helicopter pilots and observers. It purchases supplies and equipment for the unit that are not funded by the city.

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Bill Mouzis @ 11/29/2011 9:31 AM

Haing lived in the Lake Balboa area now for 58 years after serving in World War 11 I witnessed the advent of Helicopter law enforcement and am thankful it is another tool to prevent and prosecute crime. My biggest objection is the apparent lack of sensitivity to the flying routes and altitudes flown by the police helos on ingress and egress to their destinations when flying routinely. They should avoid routes directly over residences whenever possible and that is not always the case. This past Sunday morning at 3:25 AM I was awakened, and not for the first time, by one of your helos travelling low and loud directly over my home on what appeared to be flight to VNY. The Tower tells me you were heading east over the Balboa/Victory Blvd. area -not so. You were headed Norht over this area. Why if your destination was eventually east did you not take the Sepulveda Basin route over no homes whatsoever? It is obvious that much more sensitivity must be shown to the residents sanctity of their homes. I can understand your need to take almost any route possible on actual performance of duty, but not on routine ingress and egress flights.

Please reply, and give me assurance that you will indeed pay more attention to protecting the rights of our resident citizens. I would appreciate hearing from your commanding officer.

Thank you!

Bill Mouzis

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