Helicopter (air operations unit) | Devon & Cornwall Police
Devon & Cornwall Police logo
Devon and Cornwall is one of the
safest places to live in England and Wales

Non-emergencies 101 or Textphone 18001 101

Layout
Font
Contrast

Helicopter

Helicopter (air operations unit)

Follow the activity of the Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter on twitter - @NPAS_Exeter

Our yellow and blue police helicopter has become a familiar sight in the skies over Devon and Cornwall. It will relocate to Exeter Airport during 2014.

It offers 24/7 support to all operational units, quickly reaching remote or dangerous destinations and giving access to areas which may be dangerous to terrestrial units.

With space for two crew and up to six passengers the Eurocopter EC145 - which came into service in April 2010 - can get dog crews, search or diving teams and other specialised units wherever they need to be in minutes rather than hours.

As of 3 July 2013, all Police helicopters in the South West region will be co-ordinated by the National Police Air Service (NPAS).  This will give all UK police forces cover from more than one helicopter and allow cross-border operations to become more effective and efficient.

The helicopter, one of the most advanced in the world, is capable of:

  • Two and half hours flying time;
  • Searching an area 40 times larger than that of a ground patrol;
  • Searching cliffs, roofs and inhospitable terrain;
  • Thermal imaging and scene illumination at night.

Eurocopter EC145 - Devon & Cornwall Police Helicopter

Information

Your Area

Useful Links


  • Created: 17/04/2009 14:01:26 |
  • Modified: 23/01/2014 12:43:38

Back to top

Menu

Back to top

Devon & Cornwall Police, Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HQ
Non-emergency number 101 for Devon & Cornwall Constabulary or Textphone 18001 101
Emergency number 999 or Text 80999 for deaf, hard of hearing and the speech impaired

© Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. All rights reserved.
Devon & Cornwall Police are not responsible for the content of external websites.