New MD 530F for Virginia Beach Police Department

MD Helicopters

MD HELICOPTERS Inc announced on November 1, 2018, that it has delivered a new MD 530F helicopter configured for the law enforcement role to the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD), Helicopter Operations.

The helicopter was delivered to the VBPD on October 17, 2018, and began light operations within the same week.

Reginald Padgett of the VBPD said: “The aviation unit plays an invaluable role in our ability to protect and serve the citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach. As an effective command platform during critical situations like vehicle and suspect pursuits or missing person operations, the helicopter unit provides optimal situational awareness that protects both officers and civilians on the ground.” Nigel Pittaway