I'm not sure if this is allowed but I have to check. I'm a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and I'm coming to New York July 17-20, 2003. I want to know if it's possible to do a ride-along with the helicopter unit. Our department allows an officer to ride if they are sponsored by another officer for example. If anyone has any contact information, I would greatly appreciate it.
I did some training a couple years ago with the Minnesota State Patrol's helicopter unit. That is such a cooooool tool. I've been toying with the idea of researching cost/benefits to having a unit. I think it would be entirely workable in my area, but the subject has NEVER once been brought up.