December 4, 2018
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The Sacramento Police Department has taken delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.
“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,” says sergeant Randy Van Dusen. “The ergonomic seats allow the pilot and tactical flight officer to fly for hours comfortably, and the large windows give greater visibility that makes searching for suspects and missing persons easier.”
Bell's senior VP for The Americas Jay Ortiz adds: “The Bell 505 delivers best-in-class visibility, and the aircraft's advanced avionics and cost of operations make it the choice aircraft for law enforcement operations. We are proud to support the Sacramento Police Department and provide reliable aircraft for the important mission of global law enforcement agencies.”
Bell outfitted Sacramento'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” monitor with moving map system, loudhailer, MX-10 EO/IR sensor and Trakka beam searchlight.
With a speed of 125 kts and useful load of 1,500 lbs, the B505 is designed to be safe and easy to fly while providing significant value to the operator.