Office of Air Operations

CHP Headquarters

Phone:

(916) 843-3300

Address:

601 N. 7th St
Sacramento , CA 95811-0208

Hours:

Monday:
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday:
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday:
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday:
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday:
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

​Office of Air Operations programs include:

  • Chief Helicopter Pilot 

Responsible for establishing pilot eligibility list, conducting, coordinating, and overseeing initial and recurrent pilot training, and annual pilot evaluations.  Maintenance of pilot database to ensure that all pilots meet both FAA and departmental currency and medical requirements.  Assessing operational issues, requests for aircraft modifications, and developing specifications for and acquiring aircraft and specialized equipment.  Responsible for matters relating to rescue operations, and necessary training programs.  Coordinates and conducts investigation of departmental aircraft accidents, incidents, or occurrences.

  • Chief Airplane Pilot

 Establishes and maintains pilot eligibility list, conducting, coordinating, and overseeing initial and recurrent pilot training, and annual pilot evaluations.  Assessing operational issues, requests for aircraft modifications, and developing specifications for and acquiring aircraft and specialized equipment.  Maintains pilot database to ensure that all pilots maintain FAA and departmental currency and medical requirements.  Responsible for investigation of departmental aircraft accidents, incidents, or occurrences.

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator

Acts as a liaison between the Department and Emergency Medical Services Authority.  Assists Commanders and aerial supervisors with the management of paramedic services and placement of personnel into EMT-P training courses.  Manages the Department's advanced life support services (ALS) within the Air Operations Program, Protective Services Divisions, and the Academy.  Maintains database of EMT-P files to include licensing, certification, accreditation, training, and patient contact information.   Meets with state and local EMS officials to monitor compliance with regulations and coordinates quality improvement programs with ALS units. 

  • Helicopter Maintenance Coordinator

Responsible for the oversight of the helicopter maintenance program. Coordinates with the Chief Helicopter Pilot to develop maintenance specific training for helicopter pilots. Ensures that all maintenance performed on departmental aircraft complies with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

  • Airplane Maintenance Coordinator

Responsible for the oversight of the airplane maintenance for the Air Operations Program. Responsible for coordinating maintenance of airplanes with vendors and acts as a liaison between the Department and air units throughout the State. Ensures that all maintenance performed on departmental aircraft complies with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

  • Safety Coordinator

Safety coordinator assumes responsibility for all matters relating to safety within the Air Operations Program.  Responsibilities include managing and coordinating the program's Safety Management System, conducting routine safety audits, attending air unit safety training and participating in the investigation of departmental mishaps.

  • Chief Flight Officer Coordinator

 Chief flight officer assumes responsibility for all matters relating to flight officers within the Air Operations Program.  Responsibilities include the implementation and oversight of the Department's Flight Officer Program, Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Program, External Load Program, Helicopter Emergency Egress Device (HEED), and required crew member training.

  • Accreditation Program Manager

Responsible for the accreditation of the Air Operations Program through the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA).  Responsibilities include working closely with the Safety Coordinator providing regular communication between air units and management to ensure air operations policy is in compliance with accreditation standards. 

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