Air Squadron

Overview
The Air Squadron provides services to the community by providing a wide variety of support services to Law Enforcement Agencies within Contra Costa County. The Air Squadron operates by using the services of an all-volunteer force who are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Currently, the Sheriff's Air Squadron consists of 20 members who contribute hundreds of hours of support to the Office of the Sheriff each year. Members of the Sheriff's Air Squadron operate both fixed-wing and rotorcraft in support of all aspects of the Sheriff's Operation.

The Sheriff's Office also provides support services to other agencies from inside and outside of Contra Costa County. On average, members contribute approximately eight hours of service each month to the Office of the Sheriff.

Qualifications
To apply for membership with the Air Squadron as a pilot, you must:
  • Be a licensed private pilot with a minimum of 200 total hours in command.
  • Be in compliance with current FAA pilot requirements.
  • Complete a competency flight check by the Leader of the Air Squadron.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Hold a current California Driver’s License.
  • Be medically certified for performance as a pilot as identified by the FAA.
  • Must own or have access to a serviceable aircraft.
  • Must maintain a current logbook.
  • Be available for emergency call-outs and flights.

To apply for membership with the Air Squadron for a non-pilot role, you must:
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Hold a current California Driver’s License.
  • Be available for emergency call-outs and flights.

The Sheriff's Air Squadron is continually accepting applications for membership.