The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Air Wing consists of a 1969 Bell OH-58 helicopter, three pilots, and four tactical flight officers. The aircraft is outfitted with a state of the art thermal imaging system (FLIR) and a night sun spot lighting system. The air wing complements the Criminal Patrol, Corrections and Marine divisions in assisting in searches for lost subjects, fleeing criminals, and escaped prisoners. Deputies assigned to the Air Wing are subject to call out 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.