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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  • 21
    Dec 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 21, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 21
    Dec 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on Dec. 21.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, meeting room No. 1
  • 14
    Dec 2022
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - December 14, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 12
    Dec 2022
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    The Board of Law Library Trustees - Special Meeting

    Posted by: Superior Court

    Chelan County Law Library Special Meeting

    Law & Justice Building in an assigned courtroom of Superior Court
  • 10
    Dec 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street