Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff's Air Support Unit
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office operates a mix of fixed wing airplanes and helicopters for a total 6 aircraft. These aircraft include 1- Bell 407, 2- Bell OH-58 helicopters, 1- Cessna 206 airplane, 1- Piper PA-31 airplane, and 1- Schweizer 269 helicopter.
The Aviation Support Unit is based out of Central Arizona Project Hanger in Pheonix Arizona. According to the website www.mcso.org the air support unit "provides airborne law enforcement support to uniformed patrol, Lake Patrol, Search and Rescue operations, narcotics enforcement, extraditions and SWAT operations."
Maricopa County is home to "America's Toughest Sheriff", Sheriff Joe Arpaio.