Every year, the National Police Air Service (NPAS) flies to around 20,000 tasks in support of police forces in England and Wales. These include vehicle pursuits, searching for vulnerable people who have gone missing, providing air cover for operations such as firearms incidents and much more.
A monthly snapshot of operational activity will be published on this page.
NPAS flew to 1352 tasks for forces this month. This resulted in 157 vehicles being stopped/located, 678 search areas cleared for ground units, 79 suspects located and 54 missing people located.
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