On the 3rd July the Western Counties Air Operations unit transferred across to the National Police Air Service (NPAS). This will provide air support to the 43 forces at 22 bases across the country. The main aim of this national collaboration programme is to manage air support across the country through a borderless way of working. As such the Western Counties Website will no longer be updated. We would like to thank you for using the site, should you wish to continue to follow us we are now on Twitter –

Western Counties - Air Operations Unit


The skyshout system is a 700 Watt public address system and can be used to assist officers on the ground in several ways such as:

  • Public disturbances and crowd control.
  • Missing persons.
  • Public announcements in the cases of Road Traffic Collisions etc.
  • Transmitting urgent safety warnings to people on the ground.
  • Firearms and other critical incidents.

Skyshout public address system

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