The South Yorkshire Police helicopter has been saved. It will fly for ten hours a day and the national service will cover it at other times. Martin Fisher reports.
South Yorkshire Police helicopter has been saved. It will fly for ten hours a day with cover at other times coming from the national force. The Police Authority said it will cost no more than current spending.
South Yorkshire Police Authority could decide whether to keep their force helicopter today, after initial cost-cutting plans suggested they share a single helicopter with neighbouring authorities. Bosses are set to meet at 10 am today, the meeting will be streamed online.
Last year, the National Police Air Service was announced. In our region, that would mean only one helicopter would be used to cover South Yorkshire, Humberside, West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. But now it's thought South Yorkshire may keep its own aircraft during peak hours.