The Etowah County Sheriff's Office aviation unit consists of a Cessna C-172 fixed wing plane and a Bell OH-58C helicopter. Certified deputies and reserve officers are employed to fly both aircraft. The unit utilizes tactical flight officers (TFO's) to assist pilots on certain missions.
The primary function of the unit is in support of law enforcement officers on the ground. Used as a force multiplier the unit can help in securing and observing ground operations. The unit also does routine patrols and search missions.
The Aviation Unit has mutual aid agreements and routinely flies in surrounding counties as well as other parts of Alabama.
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