Captain Charles Condon
The Section consists of 31 pilots and medics providing 24-hour coverage from two locations (Georgetown and Middletown). During 2015 the Section flew 2,635 missions, transported 244 trauma patients and flew 1,269 hours. The aircraft currently utilized include 4 helicopters and 1 fixed wing aircraft, a Cessna 182 (1980).
The Aviation Section’s primary missions are to provide rapid transport of critically sick or injured persons to medical facilities and to support law enforcement ground personnel in the apprehension of criminal suspects. The Section also conducts search and rescue operations, airborne security for visiting dignitaries, homeland security operations, photographic missions, narcotics interdiction, pursuit support and maritime security.
Pilot and Medic Training
The pilots attended training at Bell Helicopter in the Bell 407 and the Bell 429 aircraft. The training is essential in practicing emergency procedures of each aircraft and to keep each pilot proficient in the operation of each aircraft. In 2015, the medics attended training to satisfy their continuing education credits needed to maintain their paramedic certifications.
DSP Tactical EMS Missions
The DSP Tactical Medic Mission provides medical support for the Special Operation Response Team, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit and the SCUBA Team during high risk operations. In 2015, the DSP Tactical Medics had a total of 188 activations.
Delaware State Police Aviation Section oversees the divisions AED program. In 2015 Troopers deployed their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 11 times.
- Information obtained from 2015 DSP Annual Report -