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Flight Operations

Considered a patrol car in the sky, the EPS Flight Operations Unit can dart across Edmonton in seconds offering their partners on the ground police back-up.

The flight crew safeguards both ground officers and the public by safely managing pursuits and assisting police members with high-risk vehicle stops or incidents. Their involvement increases the likelihood of capturing and apprehending suspects.

EPS helicopters, equipped with a forward-looking, infra-red camera, allow crew members to search the ground for suspects, vehicles or evidence, and relays timely information to the officers below.

Air 1 responds to approximately 3,000 calls annually, including calls to assist Edmonton Fire Rescue and the RCMP as well.  With the new helicopter’s strength, speed and endurance, Air 1 can be the first on scene, remain on scene longer, and its technology can help coordinate EPS, Fire Rescue, and EMS resources on the ground more effectively.

For updates from our officers in the sky, Follow Air 1 on Twitter or on Instagram

This is Who We Are - Flight Ops

Want to know more about our Flight Ops? Watch our This is Who We Are - Flight Operations Unit  for a unique look!