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Aviation Unit

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit is staffed by two pilots and is dedicated to providing ground based patrol resources with quality airborne assets designed to enhance criminal apprehension and provide for officer safety. They operate two aircraft, a Cessna 182 Skylane airplane and OH-58C Bell Helicopter. The airplane is used primarily for prisoner and personnel transport, but it can also be used for aerial surveillance and searches. It is equipped with long range tanks for over five hours of non-stop flight. The helicopter is an invaluable tool and is known as force multiplier. It is equipped with high skid gear, a 15 million-candlepower searchlight, and has the ability to cover as much ground as twelve to fifteen officers much more efficiently. Both aircraft are equipped with law enforcement and aviation radios. The Sheriff's Office aircraft are available for call out 24 hours a day and can be airborne in minutes. In addition to supporting the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, the Aviation Unit also supports local police departments, State and Federal Agencies operating within the county, and neighboring agencies as needed.

Investigations Special Victims Unit Victim Services
School Resource Forensics Special Operations
Community Action Team Aviation Unit Marine Unit