The Tulsa Police Department bought the new chopper nearly a year after selling the old one that help pay for the new one.
With a cost of approximately $2.8 million, TPD used $1.1 million from the sale of the department’s 10-year-old model and the remaining $1.7 million came from your tax dollars.
The department is now back to a two-chopper rotation, meaning less maintenance on each one. The new one requires less work anyway thanks to advances in technology.
“Maintenance intervals for replacing certain items almost double on this one, so it’s a lot more cost effective to operate.” Sergeant Nick Cory, TPD Air Support Unit, said.
The department will officially unveil the new bird next week, but you might see it in the air before then.