The National Police Air Service is a national service, regionally coordinated for local delivery. NPAS is delivered under a lead force model with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire PCC acting as the lead policing body.
The focus of NPAS is to deliver a more cost effective service, balancing the need to save money against the need to ensure the police service has a quickly deployable asset.
The helicopter is often involved in searching for people who are missing, vulnerable or at risk. It is able to cover a large area, helping to assist units on the ground.
A variety of National Police Air Service Frequently Asked Questions.
NPAS can be contacted in the various ways. Find out more here.