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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.

Military Surplus Vehicles for LE

April 6, 2011

The federal government's 1033 program allows law enforcement agencies to acquire special vehicles such as an amphibious LAV, Humvee, MRAP, patrol boat, helicopter or even a landing craft for specialized missions. The agencies acquire the vehicles via the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO). Photos are courtesy of LESO.

LAPD Selects Cobham EFIS for Copters

February 25, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of Eurocopter and Bell helicopters.

NYPD's Aviation Unit

February 24, 2011
The NYPD's aviation unit deploys its high-tech tools and operates as a regional resource to provide mutual aid to smaller surrounding agencies.

NYPD's Aviation Unit Rescues Stranded Cadets

February 21, 2011
Capt. James Coan deployed a helicopter and crew upstate to an Orange County cliff side, where Officer Steve Browning hovered his craft in 30 mph gusts, while the crew hoisted the cadets to safety.

Texas DPS Adds Two AS350 B3 Helicopters

February 5, 2011
In addition to law enforcement and patrol missions, the mission scope of Texas DPS now includes search and rescue, tactical operations and homeland security missions throughout the state. The AS350 B3 copters will give Texas DPS additional payload, range and endurance to enhance their capacity to respond to these vital missions.

Arizona Sheriff's Helicopter Crashes Near Tucson

January 31, 2011
Loren Leonberger, a civilian pilot, died at the scene, and three others were injured. Names will be released pending family notification. The helicopter crashed while scouting a location to help identify locations for future radio towers to facilitate communications in the area.

L.A. County Sheriff Hires Hanger One To Equip New Copters

January 26, 2011
Hangar One will add a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera system with live video-feed down-linking to each craft. An on-board GPS-based mapping system and multi-band digital radio communications will allow the aircrew to provide real-time support to law enforcement personnel and operational command centers.

Massachusetts Man Used Industrial Laser On Police Copter

January 11, 2011
The laser used by Sasso is designed only for light shows and industrial or research applications, not for use as a laser pointer or amusement device. It is at least five to ten times more powerful than an ordinary laser pointer and has a range of at least two miles.

Dallas PD Upgrades Surveillance Gear On Copters

January 5, 2011
The upgrades, made possible by a federal grant, included a BMS digital video microwave system, an upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and AFS engine inlet barrier filters.

LEAs 'Creep' Toward Twin-Engine Helicopters

October 12, 2010
American law enforcement, unlike European counterparts, hasn't exclusively shifted away from single-engine choppers, Larry Roberts, a Bell Helicopter senior vice president, told POLICE on Tuesday.

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Ariz., Helicopter View Footage

September 27, 2010

Multiple law enforcement agencies pursued auto-theft suspect Daniel Brown in the Scottsdale, Ariz., area after he stole a Krispy Kreme truck. Part of the pursuit was captured via the thermal images taken from a Phoenix PD helicopter. Read our "Shots Fired" feature article on the incident.

Flying a Helicopter: Three Inputs

July 19, 2010
Flying a helicopter is a multitasking challenge that requires a pilot to manipulate a trio of inputs to control the direction, air speed and altitude of the airship.

9 Ways to Improve Coordination With Helicopter Units

July 19, 2010
Read these nine pointers for patrol officers to improve your working relationship with the sky patrol during pursuits, surveillance or other joint missions.

L.A. Sheriff Gets $56.7 Million To Replace Helicopter Fleet

June 9, 2010
The existing patrol fleet will be replaced by at least 12, but likely 14, Eurocopter A350 Astar craft. A trio of Sikorsky craft will continue to be used for search and rescue.

California Officer Trains Rwandan Police Helicopter Pilots

June 3, 2010
A new Robinson R44 police helicopter and airborne law enforcement program arrived in Kigali. The airship arrived with the latest police equipment including microwave down-link ability and the latest FLIR thermal-imaging systems.

Baltimore City Officials Target Police Air Unit For Elimination

April 14, 2010
The Baltimore Police Department could be the first major urban department to eliminate its helicopter unit in budget cuts proposed by City Hall that could also lead to the elimination of hundreds of officers from the force.

Pasadena Police Use Copter's Infrared Device To Catch Hiding Burglars

April 8, 2010
The two men were hiding in trees between a freeway and hardware store and were identified with the thermal imager.

Honeywell's Bell 407 Engine Adds 26% More Horsepower

February 24, 2010
The new Eagle 407 HP uses design and engineering licensed from Bell Helicopter to provide operators a 40 percent increase in Hover-Out-of-Ground-Effect (HOGE) performance at International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) +20°C conditions, while delivering a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption.

Deputy's Widow Drops Lawsuit Against Pilot In Crash

February 11, 2010
The widow of a Franklin County (N.C.) Sheriff's Department deputy who was killed six years ago during an aerial search for drugs has dropped her wrongful-death lawsuit against the helicopter's pilot.
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