Bell Helicopter has delivered the first law-enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department.
Bell outfitted the Sacramento Police Department’s Bell 505 with several law enforcement provisions, including high skid gear and forward/aft hard points for mounting equipment. The aircraft also features additional equipment including a 15-inch monitor with moving map system, loudhailer, MX-10 EO/IR Sensor and Trakka Beam Searchlight.
Sergeant Randy Van Dusen of the Sacramento Police Department’s Air Operations Team, said: “The Bell 505 will be invaluable in critical calls for service when minutes matter and will allow us to best protect the citizens of Sacramento.
“The ergonomic seats allow the pilot and tactical flight officer to fly for hours comfortably, and the large windows allow for greater visibility that makes searching for suspects and missing persons easier.”
The Bell 505 has a speed of 125 knots (232 km/h) and a useful load of 1,500 pounds (680 kg).