Welcome to the Austin Police Department Air Support Unit. Please take the time to look through our website and learn more about our unit and its personnel.
The Air Support Unit currently has two helicopter pilots and three tactical flight officers. Patrol missions are flown with one pilot and one tactical flight officer. All unit helicopter pilots are dual rated in both airplanes and helicopters, with at least a commercial rating in each area. The unit is in the process of training several pilots for their fixed wing ratings.
The unit assists APD officers on the ground in patrol and support missions during the day and night. Additionally, a crew is on-call and available to respond to incidents on a twenty-four hour basis.
The unit is currently staffed with: • One lieutenant • One sergeant • Two corporals • Three police officers • One civilian aircraft maintenance technician