The Air Support Unit plays a vital role in supporting patrol operations, narcotics enforcement and search & rescue missions for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. With pilots, tactical flight officers, maintenance and support personnel as part of the team, this unit is very active.

Pilot Rob Latapie, Pilot/Detective Roy Pettit, and the maintenance team all work very hard to provide a safe, quality level of service to law enforcement and citizens region wide. The Air Support Unit is a valuable resource for the department and law enforcement agencies in the area.