Winnipeg police justify airborne patrols
By Carey Fredericks
The last step was to secure a commitment from the province to fund
operating costs, a decision expected to come down later this month.
Winnipeg, like other Canadian cities vying for similar programs, knows
the value of airborne patrols, a value that extends far beyond the
glamorous world of criminal pursuit portrayed in such U.S. television
shows as COPS. Below you can download a PDF of the complete brief
supporting the WPS helicopter purchase which lists a wide range of
benefits as well as some statistics from units in Edmonton Calgary.