Police Make Impressive Case for Crime-Fighting Chopper

By Brian Schultz

The Winnipeg Police Service held a press conference Tuesday to make their case for acquiring a helicopter to better fight crime from the skies above the city.

The city voted recently to put $3.5 million towards the chopper, which would cost an additional $1.3 million annually to operate.

Police Chief Keith McCaskill believes the chopper could be in the air in as little as six months from now, depending on how quickly funding issues are sorted out.

The three pilots on-board would use the Augmented Reality System (ARS), which is shown below.

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More information regarding the Flight Operations Unit was outlined in a PDF document the WPS sent out late Tuesday afternoon. Read it below.


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