Air Support Unit
The Tulsa Police Department Air Support Unit consists of two
2007 Bell Helicopter Company model 206L4 "Long Ranger" seven
2003 Bell Helicopter Company model 206L4 "Long Ranger" seven seat
The Unit has four members who fly in support of field
units. The helicopter can be used day and night by utilizing
the Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) camera mounted at the front of
Night sun spotlight used by Air Support is capable of producing 30
million candlepower of light. This light is used during search and
rescue operations and to provide a broad area of illumination for
officers on the ground.
This is a photograph of a car taken by the helicopter mounted FLIR
or Forward Looking InfraRed camera during a pursuit. The camera
works by highlighting the temperature differences of various
objects. It can be used to see vehicles and people at night.