Law Enforcement Services

Aerial Law Enforcement ServicesIn 2005, Airwest acquired 3 Enstrom F-28FP Sentinels from the Fresno Police Department. Fresno’s aerial “skywatch” were used as a low cost helicopter police support. With the purchase of their fleet came a FLIR camera system, SX-5 searchlight, PA loud speaker, and a microwave downlink system. For the last 3 years we have served local cities during their “Mega Events” providing a very low cost alternative to air support. Our helicopters can be used by any agency on a part-time or full-time capability. Helicopter air units provide information from a vantage point that is unparalleled. With equipment like the FLIR camera, even the darkest of nights are brought to light. Using an infrared sensor helps keep track of targets even when they think they’re hiding. Helicopters have proven their worth over and over again as a must need for any agency. You would be surprised at how inexpensive a helicopter program can be. Please contact us for more information.

Helicopter Law EnforcementDon’t have an air support unit? Airwest can help you start one. Our staff is familiar with police operations and can help start training your officers to fly while performing each mission. This dual action method is a useful way to begin a program with no previous experience required without the additional cost normally associated from starting a ground up air support program. Our pilots/instructors will take care of all the aviation needs while an officer resumes his duty. As the two work together our pilot/instructor will teach the officer how to fly and impart the knowledge needed to safely navigate the skies.

Some agencies may already have officers who already have their pilot’s licenses. In these cases Airwest allows your pilots to fly with another officer as the observer, using our ship(s). With or without an officer, Airwest can provide any Aerial Law Enforcement need. Please Contact Us for more information and pricing.



view our services