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DEA Pilot, Ky. Trooper Injured In Copter Crash

July 29, 2013
A Kentucky trooper and Drug Enforcement Administration pilot survived the fiery crash of their helicopter in eastern Kentucky Monday morning. The helicopter, which was part of a marijuana eradication team, was searching for marijuana plants in Breathitt County.

Report: FBI Agents Died In Fall From Helicopter

May 21, 2013
The two special agents were fast-roping to the ship when the helicopter encountered difficulties and the agents fell "a significant distance."

Calif. Cities Ground Police Helicopter Program

April 29, 2013
Two Orange County cities have formally dissolved a joint police helicopter program that provided airborne patrols for nearly two decades in a budget-tightening move.

Video: Thermal Imagery Helped FBI Monitor Boston Bombing Suspect

April 22, 2013
Authorities used thermal imagery from a police helicopter to monitor the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect while he hid under a boat tarp for more than an hour.

Delaware State Police Order Two Bell 429 Helicopters

April 10, 2013
The Delaware State Police have ordered a pair of Bell 429 helicopters to serve airborne law enforcement operations as well as emergency medical services. The light twin-engine helicopters will be delivered in early 2014.

3 Die In Alaska Trooper Helicopter Crash

April 1, 2013
An Alaska State Trooper helicopter carrying a trooper, pilot, and snowmobile rider on a search and rescue mission went down about 100 miles north of Anchorage on Saturday evening.

Bell Introduces 412EPI Helicopter

March 6, 2013
Bell Helicopter has introduced the 412EPI, an upgraded 412-platform helicopter offering greater situational awareness and speed to law enforcement agencies.

NYPD Rescues Kayaker In Icy Water

February 11, 2013
This NYPD video shows ESU officers transporting a 32-year-old man to a waiting ambulance at the agency's aviation base at Floyd Bennett Field on Saturday. Detective Brian Singer and Officer Marian Kopystianskyj, two divers assigned to the Harbor Unit, entered the icy water of Jamaica Bay to save the man.

HF Antenna Improves Bell 407's Radio Reception

January 10, 2013
Bell Helicopter, through its Aeronautical Accessories brand, has introduced an HF antenna for the Bell 407, after receiving approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Arbitrator: N.J. Town Must Reimburse Officers for Helicopter Training

January 2, 2013
An arbitrator has ruled against the West Windsor, N.J., township in a battle over who should pay for helicopter flying lessons taken by two police officers, but an appeal is already under way.

Five Calif. Officers Injured when Helicopters Collide

November 19, 2012
Two Pasadena (Calif.) Police helicopters collided Saturday afternoon, causing injuries to five officers and a civilian observer at the agency's air operations bureau.

Copter Crash Kills Two Atlanta Officers

November 4, 2012
Two Atlanta Police officers were killed Saturday night when their low-flying helicopter struck a power line and crashed while they searched for a missing boy.

L.A. Sheriff's Helicopter Lands On City Street

October 22, 2012
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter was forced to land on a Lakewood street late Sunday after a bird struck the airborne unit.

New Jersey State Police Take Delivery of AW139 Helicopter

July 11, 2012
The AW139 is a twin-engined, 15-seat medium size helicopter with a five-bladed rotor and tricycle landing gear. It's suited for homeland security and search-and-rescue missions.

States Scale Back Aircraft for Catching Speeders

July 2, 2012
New York, California, and Virginia are among several states to scale back the use of aircraft for traffic enforcement in recent years because of budget cuts or concerns about cost-effectiveness

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement

April 3, 2012

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.

1 Dead, 3 Missing In Coast Guard Copter Crash

February 29, 2012
One U.S. Coast Guard crewmember is dead and three are missing after a helicopter crashed during a training mission in Mobile Bay, Ala. The MH-65C helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala.

LAPD's Air Support Division

January 4, 2012

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 and logged more than 18,000 flight hours in 2011. Photos courtesy of the LAPD's Air Support Angel's Foundation.

N.Y. Sheriff's Air Unit Could Get Corporate Logo

December 27, 2011
Onondaga County (N.Y.) Sheriff Kevin Walsh has offered naming rights to the agency's helicopter to keep the unit in service. With Air One at risk of being grounded by budget cuts, Sheriff Walsh began talks with two potential sponsors.

Bell Delivers First of Two Copters To Va. Agency

December 15, 2011
Bell Helicopter has delivered the first of two Bell 429 helicopters to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department.
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