Duke 1 aircraft regularly conducts self-initiated activities while on patrol flights, and assists ground units on calls for service by Sheriff's dispatch. They direct ground units. in the apprehension of fleeing suspects, and participate in over 300 high-speed pursuits a year. We strongly recommend using Edge, Chrome 70+, Safari 5.x+ and Firefox 5.x+. The Aviation Support Bureau recently incorporated their two previously contracted aircraft mechanics into full-time county employees. This procedure is most effective and has led to an increased arrest rate with a significant decrease in the likelihood of the suspect(s) causing serious injury or damage to persons or property. Trakka Systems A800 – capable of producing 22,500 lumens and provides a selection of 6 different filter options to reduce the glare from the fog, snow or moisture and can enhance natural color in the target field. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings slipped on a pair of headphones, buckled into the backseat of the shiny new helicopter and waited as a pilot went through his pre-flight … All are seasoned law enforcement veterans, with an extensive range of aviation and law enforcement experience. Initial training assures pilot standardization in Aviation Support Bureau patrol procedures and techniques, and provides information and skills essential to the safe and efficient conduct of assigned duties. Our helicopters have been able to take over pursuits from above, allowing ground units to slow down and receive directions as to the location and direction of the suspect(s). The first AStar arrived in March of 2005 and the second in March of 2006. The training program utilizes a combination of resources from within the department and privately owned and operated helicopter pilot training schools. Crew/passenger capabilities – six (6) personnel, Capable of communicating with all Law Enforcement Agencies in Southern California, Capable of communicating with all Orange County Fire Departments, Capable of broadcasting from the helicopter to the ground, Trakka Systems A800 – capable of producing 22,500 lumens and provides a selection of 6 d. ifferent filter options to reduce the glare from the fog, snow or moisture and can enhance natural color in the target field. The unit currently has two Bell 407 helicopters, a Bell 206L4 helicopter, and a Bell OH-58C helicopter, along with a Cessna T206H Stationair airplane in its operational inventory. These highly qualified personnel, supported by an experienced management team of senior staff officers, provide a professional and safety oriented Air Support Bureau. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Video shows a Florida man pointing a bright green laser light directly at a helicopter pilot, according to the Orange County Sheriff… But an Orange County Fire Authority dispatcher sent a fire helicopter that arrived in 18 minutes — instead of calling a sheriff’s copter only a minute away — a fact that haunts Sgt. In addition to Patrol Operations, Search and Rescue, and Aerial Firefighting, the Aviation Support Bureau personnel are also trained, equipped, and ready for specialized missions such as SWAT insertions to include fast rope, SWAT aerial shooting, remote K9 insertions, and offshore Dive Team insertions. These helicopters are all technologically advanced and have enhanced the missions of Air Support Bureau since their inception. Proficiency flight checks are included to evaluate pilots in emergency procedures and other select flight operations during the interim between refresher training periods. The Sheriff’s Department helicopters are based at John Wayne Airport, Orange County and. Refresher training periodically refreshes pilots in initial training and special operations duties, skills and subjects. They direct ground units in the apprehension of fleeing suspects, and participate in over 300 high-speed pursuits a year. OCSD currently has 7 UAVs, and 13 current and qualified remote pilots. Once slaved to the camera, the searchlight follows wherever the camera is targeted by the TFO. The Aviation Support Bureau recently incorporated their two previously contracted aircraft mechanics into full-time county employees. Examples include: mountain flying, over-water flight and external load operations. This system is operated manually or slaved to the camera with the touch of a button.