“Why is there a helicopter over my house?” Our dispatchers have been receiving a lot of phone calls from concerned residents who inquire if everything is okay, because they see a helicopter hovering over their neighborhood.
Now, that we have a LASD Aero Bureau unit regularly assigned to assist our station, it’s a common sight! We are very grateful to have the additional resource, high from the sky, to aid our deputies in keeping a birds eye view on our communities. Just because you see them in your area, does not necessarily mean ‘something must be going on.’ The Aero Bureau deputies are just patrolling from the sky! Please refrain from calling our station about general helicopter activity as it ties up lines, and we want to keep them open for emergencies. If you or your family were in any sort of immediate danger, deputies would be sure to notify you. 👍