Bell is a trusted partner for public safety operators across the globe. We developed and fielded the world's first police helicopter more than 73 years ago. Bell is still partnered with that same agency today, as well as hundreds more across 6 continents. We are focused on pioneering new products, technology and support to enhance and further your critical public safety missions.
Your agency needs proven platforms with speed, range and advanced capabilities for public safety missions. Most importantly, you need a partner ready to provide industry-leading support, aftermarket solutions and training. Bell is that partner.
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The Bell 429 is a proven Public Safety platform with notable Law Enforcement agencies relying on its advanced capabilities to protect and serve cities and communities. An easily configurable and large cabin ensures agencies are set up for successful multi-mission use whether carrying a large crew or critical equipment.
The Bell 412 delivers a spacious cabin to match your mission’s needs. From airborne command to search and rescue, evacuations to special operations-no task is too tough. Coupled with incredible hot and high performance and a max gross weight of 5,534 kg (12,200 lbs), the 412 is a versatile public safety platform.
The Bell 505 sets airborne public safety operations in reach for more agencies than ever before. Outfitted with much of the same equipment as larger aircraft at a lower cost, the Bell 505 provides the opportunity to enhance or create your own Airborne Public Safety unit. Whether staying on top of a car chase, orbiting over a crime scene, or putting out fires from the sky the Bell 505 has the speed, endurance, power, and mission equipment to complete the toughest Public Safety missions at a fraction of the previous cost.
With over 200 operating with public safety as a primary mission, the Bell 407 is a trusted law enforcement platform. With seating for 2 crew and up to 5 passengers, low fuel consumption and single-pilot IFR, the 407 delivers time and again for critical public safety missions around the globe.
The Bell 525 delivers advanced safety features as the first commercial helicopter with triple redundant fly by wire flight controls. Utilizing 25% less fuel than the competitor average, the 525 provides efficient transport for your operations. The highly adaptable cabin includes mounting points for external equipment, designed for rapid configuration changes. Switch out gear, unload and load personnel and complete your mission.
The Chief Pilot walks us through their mission and operation in Denver with the Bell 407GXi.
The Swedish National Police launched their air support unit with a Bell 47. Many years later, their unit consist of nine 429s throughout the country. Hear from Swedish Police Air Support leadership about their history, operations and use of the Bell 429.
Members of the Butte County Sheriff's department discuss the versatility, power and performance of the Bell 505 for public safety missions.
Terry Miyauchi serves as the Public Safety Segment Manager for Bell and has the privilege of working exclusively with SAR, Fire and Police aviation units globally. Terry plays an integral role in supporting Bell’s sales team as a subject matter expert in parapublic and law enforcement operations and leverages his extensive law enforcement and pilot experience to bridge the gap between customer needs and Bell solutions. Recently, he has been instrumental in cementing Bell aircraft as key law enforcement assets throughout new and existing aerial units across global markets.
Terry started his aviation career in the mid-1980s and served in the U.S. Army as an AeroScout pilot.. Through the years, he has worked as a pilot, instructor pilot, standardization pilot, safety officer, regional manager and most recently retired from the Arizona Department of Public Safety where he was the Aviation Commander.
Terry holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics and master’s degree in Aviation Leadership, both from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has amassed more than 7,000 commercial helicopter hours in more than 12 helicopter types and holds FAA pilot ratings in helicopters, airplanes, gliders, and lighter-than-air balloons.