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IVAN Air Support Unit is a multi-mission unit. Being the only air support other than the California Highway Patrol’s AS-350B3. IVANE stays very busy and never lacks for missions or mission requests. Its foremost request is for surveillance support for NTF operations that includes aerial photography and video (evidence gathering) before and after an operation. Surveillance includes watching suspect drug dealers and their movements to help build a strong case. The unit’s R44 also provides aerial support during warrant sweep operations and watches for suspects attempting to escape through the containment line.


During gang sweep operations, IVAN R44 also provides perimeter patrol and direct aerial support for ground units during the operation. With Imperial County up against the Mexican border, IVAN provides border patrol support during various operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. These are both day and night operations. Another mission is emergency response


to natural disasters and emergency occurrences (earthquake, flooding, aircraft down, etc. ). Imperial Valley is located on the south end of the San Andreas fault line and experiences many fault movements, so there is an anticipation of future large earthquakes and IVAN plans to provide aerial command and control for law enforcement during these anticipated events.


Finally, IVAN provides routine aerial patrols for participating local cities (Brawley, Imperial, El Centro, Calexico) and supports these cities when they need aerial photography as part of their investigations or other specific duties that the helicopter can perform. That said IVAN is available for any law enforcement operations in the Imperial Valley, such as a vehicle pursuit or when an officer needs help to locate or call a suspect out of hiding. Wharton says, “We make sure that if we are flying to be available for any law enforcement occurrence.”


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