Helicopter Takes to Sky for Training
Citrus County (FL) has purchased a new $2.4 million American Eurocopter equipped with a rescue hoist, becoming the only county in the state to have a hoist on its police chopper.
The county has always been on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology. In 1990, it and Jacksonville were the only ones to employ thermal imaging technology with their helicopters. The hoist will be especially useful in this flood-prone region.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the St. Petersburg Times (FL); 12/22/06; P. CT1; Frank, John.