National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 43
Date signed: 
26 March 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

NPAS is national police collaboration for the provision of police air service; it is supported by the Home Office who have reserve powers to mandate membership. It was established in June 2012 following work led by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to facilitate resilience and deliver Value for Money.
In May 2014 DMPC approved the principle that the Metropolitan Police Service joins the National Police Air Service subject to a successful review of progress. MOPAC and the MPS are committed to joining on 31 March 2015.


The DMPC is asked to agree to enter into a National Police Collaboration Agreement relating to the National Police Air Service and the delivery of aviation services to Police Bodies made under Section 22 of the Police Act 1996.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

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