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Airborne / Maritime

The Airborne / Maritime topic provides news articles, tips, and expert advice for police officers who want to learn the best ways to work with the police helicopters, airplanes, UAVs, marine patrol boats, and high-speed drug interdiction craft in their city, state, or region.
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Chopper captures motorist's failed attempt at escaping police

Police in England were able to keep an eye on a group of speeding motorists, leading to a successful arrest, thanks to aerial footage from a police helicopter.

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Calif. harbor patrol officer killed in Catalina storm

Tim Mitchell was fighting to protect residents and save boats during the storm when he attempted to jump to shore.

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Calif. harbor patrol officer killed in Catalina storm

Tim Mitchell was fighting to protect residents and save boats during the storm when he attempted to jump to shore - Full Story

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PA-HART - Vigilant Guard Exercise

A Pennsylvania-HART rescue technician (RT) is lowered from a UH-60 Blackhawk to an injured victim. Once on scene, the technician completes an evaluation and determines a course of action. He places a rescue strop around the victim and communicates with the Blackhawk via radio for the hoist hook to be lowered. Once the technician and victim are attached to the hoist hook, the RT signals and they are hoisted to the Blackhawk.

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Prepare your agency for a mass water rescue using this model Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Prepare your agency for a mass water rescue using this model

In Spring 2014, several Pennsylvania agencies partnered to ensure that a specially trained team of officers will be available for deployment during future hurricanes and other mass-flooding events - Full Story

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Drone forces NYPD chopper off course

Police have arrested two people for operating a drone that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter - Full Story

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8 tips to help you buy your first boat Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

8 tips to help you buy your first boat

Driving and owning a boat is nothing like driving and owning a car. Here are some tips to ensure you buy your own Queen Mary and avoid a Titanic mistake - Full Story

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Ga. man arrested after shooting airborne police helicopter

Ga. man arrested after shooting airborne police helicopter

The incident happened Wednesday as the helicopter was patrolling as part of the Georgia Governor's Marijuana Eradication Task Force - Full Story

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Calif. police ask for funds to double helicopter's air time

Department is asking the City Council to set aside $397K to double the amount of time helicopter can spend patrolling Oakland - Full Story

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Ariz. police helicopter crashes, pilots OK

In the 15 seconds between complete engine failure and hitting the ground, officers were able to locate a field and make a hard landing.



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Patrolling the Waterways Patrolling the Waterways
with Tom Burrell
Below the Radar Below the Radar
with John Hall