Police Aviation Conference Europe
‘PAvCon Europe - The Networking Continues’
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will take place in Amsterdam on 4-5 June 2019.
International Airport and incidentally the original pre-war airport.
wanted to be.
you have already met Michel Versteeg and Patrick de Jong.
This year the event is returning to a two day format and will focus on crew training and technology information.
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The conference brings with it opportunities for attendees to learn
from others the positive and negative aspects of areas of operation
they may never have experienced or even considered, to see first-
hand what new products industry is working on or considering and
how other operational units deal with common problems.
Many of the attendees, both speakers and delegates, are experts in
their field. For the length of the conference this knowledge is a few
paces away for all attendees
What is PAvCon Europe?
PAN/PAvCon has now morphed into PAvCon Europe. It is an
association of active airborne public order support experts and
specialists dedicated to the further training, information transfer
thereby driving increased safety of colleagues everywhere.
It is interacting with International colleagues, industry leaders and
sales staff that is at the core of PAvCon. Contacts made on the floor
of the conference and its associated commercial exhibition can be a
key to future help and inspiration in the workplace for decades
ahead. It is not what you know but who you know and year on year
PAvCon offers the opportunity to meet many of these useful
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PAvCon Europe 2018 - Poland
“What is said about us”
I love the idea behind PAvCon, creating a network of Police aviators
in Europe and abroad, together with the industry, but without the
character of a sales event. I will continue to support this idea, if it is
sustainable in the future gentlemen. It was a great pleasure to work
with you in the last seven years. We will not lose contact and I'm
looking forward to every issue of PAN and especially to meeting you
Thomas Helbig M.A.
Head of German Federal Police Air Support Group
“I have been involved with safety education a shorter time than many
of you, so what I have to say is something all of you are painfully aware
of. It has been one of the most rewarding things I have done in my
lifetime. Knowing that the events I have been involved in have
somehow contributed to the safety of aircrews and/or the
communities they serve is priceless. That reward has come with the
nearly constant frustration of knowing those most in need of
professional education are the ones that fail to participate, usually
because they do not think they need it. I admit that it has drug my
spirits down many times, especially when it has been my own people!!
As just a participant of the event organized by those of you who put so
much work into it, let me tell you that great things were accomplished
to the benefit of our industry. One of the characteristics of people such
you fine gentlemen that I admire greatly is the ability to shoulder these
frustrations and continue forward regardless. I know for a fact that
without PAvCon, the accident numbers I give at the beginning of my
presentation would be higher. It is a great honour to be a part of this
group and I look forward to continuing to fight the good fight with you
Airborne Law Enforcement Association Safety Officer
“And the font of all world police aviation knowledge”
Intelligence and Covert Support Command VICTORIA POLICE
Request from our Dutch ASU colleague.
Since January 2015, 9 major terrorist attacks have been committed within
Europe. Think of the attacks in Brussels, Paris, London, Barcelona, Stockholm and
Berlin. A part of the police deployment during and immediately after these
attacks was Air Support. Air Support for observation, for detection, for transport
of special units, etc. Hours, maybe days of flight time after the aforementioned
attacks. Every unit to the best of its ability with all possible means and especially
with their own techniques and tactics. What we know for sure:
• In the (near) future, more terrorist attacks will follow in Europe;
• These attacks will also take place in countries where no attack has been made
• Air support units for support. With fixed wing, UAVs and helicopters.
As mentioned, there are Air Support Units in Europe with terrorist attack
experience. They have accumulated hours of "experience" in how an air asset can
be used as effectively as possible. They also have experiences in tactics which
have not proved to be effective. These experiences, positive and/or negative,
have emerged and discussed within the units in a major debriefing? Based on
that, have adjustments been made to the SOPs? But have these experiences also
been shared with, for example, neighbouring countries? With the European
colleagues? What are the do's and don'ts for ASUs during such a mission? What
when it becomes a cross-border operation? What is the nearest air asset is one
from a foreign country? Are conversations possible via police radios, except for
VHF or UHF?
I think PAvCon 2018 and PAvCon 2019 are the places to come together and
have a meeting on this subject. PAvCon 2018 to share experiences and make a
start with a kind of SOP for ASUs how to deal with terrorist attacks and PAvCon
2019 to endorse it as a sort of blueprint. With this, PAvCon Europe cordially
invites the colleagues of the European Police Air Support Units, in particular the
Gendarmerie Nationale (France), the Air Support Department of the Feder
al Police (Belgium), the National Police Air Service (UK), the Mossos d'Esquadra
(Barcelona), Guardia Civil (Spain), Polisflyget (Sweden) and the colleagues of
the Bundespolizei Fliegerstaffel (Germany), to share their experiences during
PAvCon 2018 with all other units present and to come to a do and do not list in
case of a deployment in response to a terrorist attack.
Harald Brink - Dutch Police Air Support Unit
PAvCon Europe 2019
The details of this years conference
have been announced. View the event
guide below for more information.