Omaha Police Department Getting a New Helicopter

Photo: City of Omaha Police Department

(Omaha, NE) -- The Omaha Police Department is getting a new helicopter.

The City Council approved the three-million-dollar purchase, which they say is a necessary expense.

The helicopter will be outfitted with a camera, thermal imaging equipment, a mapping system and a spotlight.

For communication purposes, the police helicopter carries the name "Abel 1" when airborne; Funding will come from the Capital Improvement Fund, and it will take a few months for the purchase to be completed.

By contract, the city has to pay around half a million dollars within 10 days of signing the contract.

Payment for the rest of the helicopter will be made over the next 15 years.

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