The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit consists of airborne assets in the form of three fixed wing airplanes and five helicopters. Various missions are flown daily which may include surveillance flights, administrative transport, search and rescue missions, and law enforcement patrol. Regardless of the mission type, the Kern County Sheriff’s Air Support unit is committed to supporting all public safety agencies within Kern County, the State of California, and the U.S. Federal Government. The unit strives to maintain a constant state of readiness as an airborne asset to assist all those in need regardless of the time, day or night, civilian or sworn. The unit’s goal is to support ground personnel in all operations and to make sure all those involved make it home safely. Most importantly, the unit has the distinct honor of assisting the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and its members in their daily commitment to work in partnership with our community to enhance the safety, security, and quality of life for the residents and visitors of Kern County through professional public safety services.