Sheriff's Office

Air Support Unit

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit operates two Bell OH-58 helicopters and is primarily used for search and rescue operations for lost and injured people within Chelan County, counter drug operations, unusual occurrences, and to support patrol in some circumstances.

The air support unit consists of three pilots, six tactical flight officers, and one flight mechanic. The air support unit has been in existence for over 20 years and started with veteran search and rescue pilot Pete “Rescue Pete” Peterson with a Bell 47 helicopter.  The helicopter program has rescued many persons over the years in and out of Chelan County.

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Posted: 01/06/2015 10:09 AM
Last Updated: 04/18/2019 02:03 PM

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Chelan County Calendar

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  • 25
    Jun 2019
    09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Public Hearing: Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program

    Posted by: Public Works

    The annual hearing will be on the adoption of the of the proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program.

    Office of the Board of County Commissioners
  • 26
    Jun 2019
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission Meeting - June 26, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 03
    Jul 2019
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - July 3, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 11
    Jul 2019
    03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Chelan County Water Conservancy Board Meeting

    Posted by: Natural Resources

    Confluence Technology Center
  • 11
    Jul 2019
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    In-Service Day

    Posted by: Community Development

    In-Service Day