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Current Title: Servicio Aéreo de Policia Nacional
Title in English: National Police Air Service
Abbreviation: SAPOL


Narrative Summary:
The service was formed in 1983, as a seccional de aviación of the Policía Nacional de Colombia subordinated to the Dirección Antinarcóticos. Some aircraft and helicopters are owned by the US Department of State Air Wing and used in support of drug eradication operations. Today the service operates from 8 bases around the country.


Key Dates:
1983   The Servicio Aéreo de Policia Nacional was formed.

Current Status:
The aircraft of the Police are fully operational.

Future Plans:
No information available.


National Insignia:
Current --- Historical



Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
From 1983 PNC is used as a prefix and the serial numbers consists of three digits and from 2000 of four digits.


Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):

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Aircraft Designation System(s):

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order


Main Headquarters:
Avenida El Dorado, CAN Transversal, 45 40 11 Bogotá

Current Organisational Structure:
The SAPOL operates from three main operation bases and five secondary detachments.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle



Historical Orders of Battle:



All-Time Flying Units List: (only units, which are not included in the Orders of Battle)




Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The SAPOL operates from three main operation bases and five secondary detachments.

Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information







World Air Power Journal No.30 p. 132-137


Policía Nacional (official hompage)

Scramble: Colombia Air Arms

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