Escape key not available with JavaScript disabled It is crewed by police officers from the Surrey force and flown by pilots with military and civil aviation experience. Sussex Police Authority said it had voted in favour of the scheme at a meeting on Thursday. Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key Inspector Steve Cheeseman, from the air operations unit, said: “Please be reassured if you see or hear the police helicopter. On the website, visitors can search the date when they spotted the helicopter and then should be able to find details of the incident. Surrey Police can now provide you with the answers, thanks to a recently added section to its website. The Countdown: Lady Gaga, anti-fracking activist? VideoThree elders reveal what it takes to be a leader. NPAS provide borderless air support to the 46 police forces of England and Wales 24/7/365 from our national network of bases. Called Helicopter Over My House, the section provides residents with a wealth of information about the air support unit, which uses an EC135 advanced police helicopter to watch over the borough and beyond. Our response to the crisis, how it affects our service and what you can do to help us. VideoWhat does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? The same type of helicopter is used by 15 other forces throughout the UK and is deemed to be the most suitable aircraft for the job. Our. Tracking London Metropolitan Police UK Police Forces (The Met). The black and yellow helicopter is based at Fairoaks Airport, in Chertsey Road, Chobham. The air support unit is also able to help Surrey Police’s tactical pursuit and containment units, for example when they are involved in a car chase. It is very effective and plays an important role in helping to  make Surrey safer.”. And you may have wondered what type of crime the helicopter had been deployed for. 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Sharing air support is part of a wider programme of collaboration between Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley police. © 2020 BBC. Containment of the area allows officers on the ground to consider their options and conduct an effective search. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? United Kingdom Video, Well, that was wild. On board, officers have access to a downlink system, which allows them to transmit pictures of events to the ground, like the fire on Chobham common in April. United Kingdom VideoTrump supporter replaces neighbour's stolen Biden sign, In pictures: Day of the Dead in Covid times. From Surrey Police. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The aircraft is a vital tool in saving money and increasing safety for the police officers and the public of Surrey.”. Since February, the helicopter has been deployed for Woking incidents on 40 occasions. No timescale for the proposed creation of a South East Air Support Unit has been decided, but the Surrey police helicopter has been operating from RAF Odiham since last June. As an officer, special constable, staff member, or volunteer you can join Surrey Police in a career that makes a difference. State-of-the-art equipment is carried on board, including an airborne tracker. NPAS exists to keep communities safe and tasks which pose the highest risk to communities are prioritised in line with local police … US election 2020: Trump and Biden pictured through the years, Actor Eddie Hassell dies aged 30 after being shot, US Election 2020: Biden and Trump make final pitches to voters, T-cell response 'lasts six months after Covid infection', US election 2020: Three election headlines you could wake up to, Vladimir Marugov murder: Russian 'Sausage King' killed in sauna with a crossbow. It costs about £750 each time the helicopter is used, so since February about £30,000 has been spent dealing with crime. “But the value of the unit is not calculated solely by numbers. 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As an officer, special constable, staff member, or volunteer you can join Surrey Police in a career that makes a difference. What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? Thames Valley is already part of the Chiltern Air Support Group. .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}playWell, that was wild. Our response to the crisis, how it affects our service and what you can do to help us. Dr Laurie Bush, who chairs Sussex Police Authority, said: "We have agreed that collaborating in this way on air support represents the most sensible way to protect this important service in difficult times.". A day before the US election, the rival candidates make last-ditch efforts to persuade voters in key states. Home Air Ambulance A-M Air Ambulance N-Z Police Helicopter A-M Police Helicopter N-Z Fire Coastguard Spares Gallery Videos Memorabilia Well, that was wild. 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