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TPD's Air Unit receives award for night vision technology

TPD's Air Unit receives award for night vision technology

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jul 18, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Tucson Police Department's Air Unit received special recognition this week at an annual conference in Florida.

The award was for TPD's use of night-vision technology and using night vision goggles for 10 years.

Sgt. Maria Hawke with TPD tells KGUN9 that night vision technology is used on a nightly basis by the Air Unit to better determine what's on the ground.

Hawke says it leads to quicker and more accurate information, allowing crimes to be solved faster and criminals apprehended.

The award comes from the Airborne Law Enforcement Association.

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.