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NCJ Number: 364 Find in a Library
Title: SKY KNIGHT, THE HEAVENLY PROWL CAR (REPRINTED FROM READER'S DIGEST, APRIL 1968)
Author(s): R DEUTSCH; P DEUTSCH
Corporate Author: Reader's Digest
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Reader's Digest
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE USE OF HELICOPTERS IN POLICE PATROL WORK HAS PROVEN AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT METHOD OF CRIME CONTROL.
Abstract: EVIDENCE WAS PRESENTED THAT HELICOPTER PATROLS CAN BE USED COVER AREAS THAT CARS CAN NOT. LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA WAS SELECTED AS A CITY FOR A PILOT PROGRAM. IN ITS FIRST YEAR THE HELICOPTER TOOK PART IN 1100 POLICE ACTIONS. THE HELICOPTER HAS BEEN USED IN BURGLARIES, RIOTS, STOLEN CARS, AND TRAFFIC CONTROL IN A MANNER THAT COULD NOT BE HANDLED BY CARS, EVEN THE BRIEFEST USE SEEMS TO CONVINCE LOCAL POLICE AND MANY CITIES HAVE PUT HELICOPTERS INTO THEIR BUDGET REQUESTS.
Index Term(s): Aerial patrol; California; Helicopters
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