Helicopter base to remain at Filton airfield, Bristol
A police helicopter will continue to be based at Filton airfield when the new National Police Air Service is launched, Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed.
In July 2013 Avon and Somerset Police will become part of the south-west region of the National Police Air Service (NAPS), which aims to create a national, borderless service to ensure there is flexible, effective coverage for both urban and rural areas.
In recent months discussions have been underway with (NAPS) about where the regional base will be for a police helicopter.
However, it has now been agreed that Filton airfield will provide the best operational base.
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Assistant Chief Constable Rod Hansen said: "There are sound operational reasons for using Filton as a base and I am confident that we will continue to have a fast, reliable and effective air service in Avon and Somerset and the wider region."
Plans for the National Police Air Service were announced in October 2010 and will allow police forces across England and Wales to save around £15m a year.