East Midlands Air Support Unit14/11/2013
The East Midlands Air Support Unit provides police air support to the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The Eurocopter EC135 is a twin-engined machine offering a high degree of flight safety and an enhanced operational capability thanks to its integrated new generation equipment.
The police equipment on board the aircraft has also been upgraded with the latest technology, to assist in its operational role and to provide an extremely cost effective resource for many types of police operations.
Day and thermal image cameras assist in the search for both missing people and offenders and with the capability of linking the cameras to mapping systems, operators will know the precise location of people and vehicles at all times.
The cameras also link to the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) databases, allowing the crews to effectively use transit and pre-planned flight times in a very proactive way.
If you have ever wondered what the police helicopter is doing over your house you can now find out be visiting http://helicopter.leics.police.uk.
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