Bosnia and Herzegovina Police Aviation Unit

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Bosna i Hercegovina Policija
English Title:
Bosnia and Hercegovina Police Air Unit
Abbreviation:
BiH PAU
First Established:
2002
ICAO Code:
(None)
Country:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

The Policija Republike Bosne i Hercegovine was first formed in April 1992, from Yugoslav Police units on Bosnian territory. Two Yugoslav Bell helicopters in Bosnia defected to Serbia around the same time, leaving the service with no aviation unit. In 1996 the Federal Ministry of Interior (FMUP) was created to administer police operations in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina area. Policing in the Republika Srpska came under the Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska (MUP RS), which had already been established in 1992.


In 2002 a Bell 206 JetRanger was obtained from the USA to restart the Police Aviation Unit.

Key Dates

April 1992 Policija Republike Bosne i Hercegovine formed.
1996 Federal Ministry of Interior formed.
2002 First helicopter delivered.

Current Status

The Police air unit is used primarily for law-enforcement, patrol and search missions.

Future Plans

None known.

Markings

National Insignia


Fin Flash
The national flag is carried as a fin flash. Helicopters carry the service title POLICIJA.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Bosnian police helicopters carry civil registrations, e.g. T9-AHA.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III 1 1 0 Policing

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III 1 2002 current USA

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service – none known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

To be added.

Organisational Structure

All helicopters are operated by the Police Air Unit.

Current Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The helicopter is based at Sarajevo Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information

Books

Bosnia and Hercegovina Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Magazines

No feature articles known.

Websites

airliners.net

 

Any further photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

 

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