Helicopter (Air Support Unit)

Ever wondered why the police helicopter is flying over your house? View the helicopter twitter feed here @NPAS_StAthan.

NPAS stands for ‘National Police Air Service’. You can find out more about NPAS here.

The helicopter is our ‘eyes in the sky’ and able to cover a large area, helping to assist police units on the ground. It is often involved in searching for people who are missing, vulnerable or at risk; assisting with operational pursuits and tracking suspects and; providing support at large scale events.