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Day in the Life: An SDPD ABLE Pilot

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is charged with protecting and serving the lives and property of 1.4 million residents and the thousands of visitors who come to our city every day. Officers not only patrol the streets by car but there’s a small police unit that patrols by air.

Meet one of SDPD’s Airborne Law Enforcement (ABLE) Pilots, who explains why eyes from above play an important role in helping to keep residents, visitors and other officers safe.