Air Unit

VIDEO: "Meet the Air Unit" on our YouTube channel.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit was formed in 1990. The unit is currently made up of three pilots who are on-call 24 hours a day. When they're not flying, the pilots -- all sworn law-enforcement deputies -- have regular assignments within the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office owns a fixed-gear Cessna 182 aircraft, obtained several years ago through the drug-profit forfeiture process. The aircraft is a great tool in many different law-enforcement operations -- including search and rescue, traffic patrol, vehicle pursuits, marijuana eradication, SWAT operations, and any other situation where an aerial view is critical.

The Aviation Unit is a valuable resource for the Sheriff's Office and other law-enforcement agencies in Clackamas County and the surrounding area.

Aero crewFrontal view of planeIn the cockpit