Often, we have to wait for the Fairfax County Police to tell us why. But now readers can go right to the source.
Fairfax County Police’s helicopter division has launched a new page dedicated to the comings and goings of Fairfax 1, the police helicopter.
The Helicopter Division provides tactical police aviation support, aeromedical evacuation, search & rescue, and other specialized air support as needed within Fairfax County, and supports other jurisdictions as needed, FCPD says.
The chopper goes into the air for a variety of reasons. Among them in the last week: pursuing a suspect, robbery, suicide attempt, and DUI.
The site will list the missions and locations flown by Fairfax 1 in the last week, and also had links to Frequently Asked Questions and upcoming events.