NYPD helicopter

NYPD helicopters can capture the facial features of a perpetrator from 2,000 feet in the air. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: On Chopper Patrol With A New Addition To The NYPD’s Crime Fighting Arsenal

At one time it may have been easy to hide in New York, a city of pancaked buildings, winding alleys, and countless nooks and crannies, but not anymore.

05/18/2015

FILE -- A NYPD helicopter is seen on Nov. 3, 2013 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Laser Pointed At NYPD Helicopter Near Pratt Institute

Someone pointed a laser toward an NYPD aircraft near Pratt Institute in Brooklyn Thursday night, police sources told CBS2.

10/30/2014

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First Look: New High-Tech NYPD Helicopter Takes The Fight To The Terrorists

The helicopter was funded with federal port security money, and part of its job is to confront the threat that terrorists might try to smuggle a nuclear device into New York City through its busy ports.

06/28/2012