The Primary purpose of the Aero Squadron is to provide a volunteer airborne search and rescue capability within the county. Utilizing their unique knowledge and skills of flying and aerial observation, volunteer members dedicate their personal time and their aircraft in support of this vital community service.
The squadron's secondary purpose is to furnish an additional cadre of trained persons ready to act in a law enforcement capacity as the Sheriff may order. To that end Aero Squadron members are required to complete college level courses in administration of justice and firearms training.
Minimum qualifications for Squadron membership include:
- Prove ownership or immediate access to an appropriately-insured aircraft with a current certificate of airworthiness.
- Hold a current private or higher FAA Pilot Certificate with 750 hours Pilot In Command or 500 hours PIC with a current instrument rating, and a current FAA Airman’s Medical Certificate.
- Be a U.S. citizen with good character and reputation able to be confirmed by a Sheriff’s Office background investigation.
- Fly at least 40 hours per year (PIC) and attend regular meetings, required training and calls for duty.
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