Last month, the Baltimore County Police Aviation Team brought home two awards from the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) annual conference in Reno, Nevada.

The Night Vision Awards, co-hosted by Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), Night Flight Concepts (NFC), Vertical Magazine and Roto-Craft Pro magazine, recognized the Team for its use of Night Vision Goggles (NVG) over the last five years. The groups also honored the team with the Mark of Excellence Award.

The NVG is an essential tool in the Aviation Team’s tool box. Whether they are used for finding a child, vulnerable adult or a criminal, our men and women are safer when using the equipment.

Safety in the air keeps us safer on the ground. Crime is abated and deterred when criminals know that the pilots in the "Chopper" have them in their sight.

Congratulations to the Baltimore County Police Aviation Team!