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NCJ Number: 77955 Find in a Library
Title: On the Scene
Author(s): D GliddenBuck B G
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Co
United States of America
Project Director: B G Buck
Date Published: 1970
Sponsoring Agency: Bell Helicopter Co
Fort Worth, TX 76101
Sale Source: Bell Helicopter Co
P O Box 482
Fort Worth, TX 76101
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recommended for police and city officials, this film shows the way law enforcement agencies use the helicopter as 'eyes in the sky' and as a rescue vehicle.
Abstract: The film contains a mixture of 'on-the-scene' shots and interviews with various city officials who attest to the remarkable versatility of the helicopter. The viewer witnesses the arrests of bank robbers, warehouse thieves, and a man assaulting a woman being implemented with the help of helicopter surveillance. Several police chiefs observe that the combination of a searchlight and loudspeaker on the helicopter has make this machine invaluable for crime deterrence and criminal apprehension. The audience also sees the lifesaving attributes of the helicopter and jet helicopter when seriously injured traffic victims are transported directly from the scene by helicopter to a hospital for treatment. Officials are interviewed in San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Memphis, and Texas.
Index Term(s): Aerial patrol; Audiovisual aids; Films; Helicopters; Police equipment
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