Helicopters To Support Victoria Police Hamstrung By Pursuit Policy

Criminals would be chased from the air by helicopters under a proposal to replace road pursuits and stop offenders speeding away from police.

The Police Association has suggested a 24-hour helicopter service dedicated to backing up officers on the ground.

It comes after people driving a stolen car shot at police at Hoppers Crossing today following a short pursuit.

Special Operations Group police later arrested two women and one man in Werribee over the incident.

Association secretary Ron Iddles said it was the sixth time officers had been either shot at or driven at in recent months.

He said a helicopter dedicated to supporting police should be “seriously considered”.

Read more in The Herald Sun.

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