No. 10541. Eurocopter AS365 N3 Dauphin 2 (N95MD c/n 6320) Maryland State Police
Photographed at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, Salisbury, Maryland, USA, October 23, 2009, by Jack McKillop

Eurocopter AS365 N3 Dauphin 2

03/31/2011. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "The Maryland State Police Aviation Command was established in 1961 with one helicopter to provide airborne law enforcement and aerial search and rescue support for the Maryland State Police and allied law enforcement agencies in Maryland and neighboring states. The mission of this command also included routine traffic patrol, monitoring of special events, surveillance of criminal activity, tracking of escapees and suspects and searches for missing children.

On March 19, 1970 their role was expanded into medical evacuation (medevac) and this command became the first civilian agency to transport a critically injured trauma patient by helicopter. Never before had this been done in a non-military setting. Today, the Aviation Command has five separate missions: medevac, aerial law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, and disaster assessment.

To accomplish these five missions, the command has a fleet of 11 helicopters, all Dauphins:

Created March 31, 2011