Police Helicopter Pilot

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California, Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division

LAPD Helicopter on patrol, Photo- courtesy of Glenn Grossman.The Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division operates 12 Eurocopter AS350 B2 Astars, 4 Bell 206 helicopters, 1 Bell UH-1H Huey helicotper, and 1 King Air 200 Fixed Wing Aircraft.  

The Los Angeles Police Department Air support Division started with one helicopter a Hiller 12J in 1956, then added a second helicopter in 1963.

The LAPD Air Support Division claims to be the largest "Municipal" police air unit in the world.  

To read more about the LAPD Air Support unit visit my other page on them here.


California, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. Aero Bureau

The Los Aneles County Sheriff's Department operates 12 Eurocopter "Astar" AS350 B2 helicopters, 3 Sikorsky HH3 helicopters, 2 Cessna 210 fixed wing aircraft and 1 Beach B200 fixed wing aircraft.  

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Aero Bureau also maintains a highly technical rescue unit known as "Air 5." Acording to the departments website;  

"The Air 5 rescue program provides some of the most advanced technical rescue capabilities available in the nation. With a flight crew of two deputy pilots a sergeant crew chief and two Emergency Service Detail deputy paramedics, the team is deployed on search and rescue and over-water operations, and can rapidly deploy Tactical Response Forces during major incidents." 

 To read more about the Los Angeles Sheriff's Aero Bureau see my other page on them here.