Air Support Unit
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter
The TH-67 Creek is a single engine, utility helicopter designed to take-off and land from any reasonably level terrain. It is the military version of the well-known Bell 206BIII, or JetRanger, helicopter. The standard configuration provides for one pilot, one instructor/copilot, and one observer. The OH-58 Kiowa is also a single engine, observation helicopter used primarily by the U.S. Army. The configuration of the Kiowa is a four-place aircraft capable of carrying heavier loads than the TH-67. The Shelby County Aviation Unit consists of one full-time employee, two part-time employees, and one volunteer reserve pilot.