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Public Invited to Air Operations Open House
Jun.04.2011 11.00AM - 02.00PM


The Pasadena Police Department’s Air Operations Section will host an open house on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Benedict Heliport, 2175 Yucca Lane in Altadena. Food and beverages will be provided.

Displays and demonstrations will include:

  • police helicopters,
  • an armored rescue vehicle,
  • a mobile command post and
  • police motorcycles.

Fingerprinting will be provided for children.

Personnel from the Employment Services, Forensics, Traffic and Community Services will be on hand to meet visitors and answer questions.

  • SWAT and K9 demonstrations will take place at 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.

“We are excited to open our doors and increase the public’s awareness and education about airborne law enforcement,” said Chief  Phillip L. Sanchez. “The Air Operations Section has a proud history of crime fighting and providing public safety services. We want the public to know what we do and why air support and the special operations community is so critical to our mission in today’s world.”

Directions to the heliport: Take the Arroyo/Windsor exit off the 210 Freeway and go north on Arroyo Boulevard, then turn left on Weimar Avenue to Yucca Lane.

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