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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.

Robinson Helicopter Celebrates Production Milestone

November 18, 2011
Robinson Helicopter reached the milestone of producing 10,000 helicopters, when it delivered its R44 S/N 13217 earlier this month. The company celebrated the occasion at its Torrance factory.

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.

Baltimore Adds Four American Eurocopter EC120s

October 26, 2011
The Baltimore Police Department has ordered four American Eurocopter EC120 aircraft to update its fleet of four aircraft, the company announced. The new helicopters will be part of a fleet renewal program and will begin arriving in summer 2012.

Long Beach Police Add Two Copters To Air Unit

October 7, 2011
Using asset forfeiture funds, the Long Beach PD purchased two 2003 Eurocopter AS-350B2 copters to replace two 2002 Eurocopters EC-130B4, which have been in service for nine years. The units will receive upgraded equipment to enhance their law enforcement capabilities via grant money.

Police Helicopters

October 6, 2011

Law enforcement agencies usually select helicopters for their airborne unit with the mission in mind—lighter, single-engine craft work well for patrol and surveillance, while larger-capacity, twin-engine craft are better suited for search-and-rescue operations. View our gallery of several of the more commonly deployed police helicopters.

Working with Tactical Flight Officers

October 1, 2011

Although many agencies are trying cost-cutting alternatives, it's been my experience as a field supervisor that there is no substitute for a helicopter in the air with a well-trained flight crew. Effective coordination between ground and air units is imperative.

California Agency Adds Third Eurocopter AS350

August 10, 2011
Each of the Air Support Unit's B2s are equipped with Spectrolab searchlights with 30 million candlepower, L-3/Wescam forward looking infrared (FLIR), and avionics for communication and navigation.

Clark Gable's Grandson Arrested for Lasering LAPD Copter

July 29, 2011
The grandson of Hollywood icon Clark Gable has been arrested for allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter. The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Clark Gable III, who has been charged with a felony count of discharging a laser.

Bell Helicopter Training Academy Launches Tactical Flight Officer Course

July 20, 2011
The two-part Bell Helicopter Tactical Flight Officer course includes an online academic session and resident hands-on training that presents officers with the "practical skills and active engagement needed for aerial mission success in a safe and controlled environment," according to a release.

ZuluLog.com Introduces Aviation Software for Law Enforcement

July 8, 2011
The new service is built specifically for police and emergency response agencies, and allows tracking of all aspects of missions, pilots, aircraft, maintenance, and scheduling, as well as secure document management.

Suspect Who Fired at LAPD Copter Arrested

April 25, 2011
Officers arrived to observe Danny Lopez firing at the police helicopter. Family members eventually tackled Lopez and held him for arrest. Police had responded to a report of gunshots in the 15700 block of Saticoy Street in Van Nuys about 6 a.m.

Military Surplus Vehicles Aid the Fight

April 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies with these special missions can apply and acquire vehicles deemed military surplus for next to nothing. The vehicles usually require work to make them duty ready. Yet, the Department of Defense's 1033 program, as it is known, offers agencies access to military-grade equipment.
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