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H125: Law enforcement with Oklahoma City Police

November 8, 2019


My name is Brent Shetley, sergeant Brent
Shetley with Oklahoma State Police Department. I am a pilot and I’ve been in the
air support unit for almost twenty years now. Our missions entail searches
for missing people, suspected criminals, we get involved with the police chases
and we also do public relations events Usually if we don’t get a call immediately, we’ll go ahead and take a routine patrol flight, flying around the city, look for things that just doesn’t look normal for us from the air. There’s always two of us on board.
The pilot and then a TFO which stands for Tactical Flight Officer. His job is to communicate with the officers
on the ground, communicate with dispatch on our police radios. He will be the one that controls the infrared
and the searchlight if it’s at nighttime. We have binoculars that we can also use during daytime searches. The H125’s reason we chose it was because of
its versatility, its load capabilities, horsepower and overall performance. The H125 is a great airship for
the law enforcement mission. It’s very very quick to start up
and be up to full operational speed There’s plenty of room in the cockpit
for all the mission equipment that we need; it has a abundance of power, it holds approximately three and a half hours
worth of fuel so on extended missions, we’ve usually got plenty of fuel that we can stay on site. It has the ability to be disassembled and reassembled quickly. The maintenance aspects of it are very simple. Since we’ve had them for the past four years,
we’ve had very few times that the aircraft has been out of service. I’ve been in the aircraft now for four years
and it’s a joy to fly or be a passenger and doing work and not having
to think of or worry about much of anything. I would like to say to the employees at Airbus, you are producing a very very nice product
and we’re very happy to be part of.

7 Comments

  • Reply Joni Vogel September 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Good job, Airbus😊😊

  • Reply Jean A R September 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I love Airbus! 😉

  • Reply robert lenartowicz September 15, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Wish our toronto police services had a H125.

  • Reply Dirtman707 September 16, 2019 at 5:07 am

    I like these law enforcement helicopter series

  • Reply Thomas Middleditch September 17, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Awesome machine. The Eurocopter AS350 AStar Squirrel / Airbus Helicopters H125 are my favorites.

  • Reply ColtDeltaElite10mm September 17, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Wis it that Sergeants are doing an officer’s job as pilot??? Typical sergeants at an air support unit. Weak.

  • Reply justinl458 September 20, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I would not support the "police", nothing but gangbangers with badges. No better than the bad guys. They only care about themselves. I find nothing honorable and respectful in shooting civilians and citizens. Ignoramuses can get away with murder with a free vacation and a pat on the back.

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