CAP's four main missions for in the Springfield Metro area are:
- Provide aerial patrol for law enforcement agencies, allowing for
a quicker response time to in progress calls, increase officer and citizen
safety involving car pursuits, and patrol sensitive areas to help in
- Assist in locating lost, missing or abducted children and work with
the Amber Alert Program. Search for other missing persons believed to
be in life safety situations.
- Aerial DWI patrol. Programs using the helicopter to identify and report
drunk drivers have resulted in an 85% arrest rate. Aerial DWI patrol
is more successful, requires less personal and causes less
delays for innocent drivers than DWI check points.
- Drug eradication and education. Our helicopter and crew will take
an active role with DARE officers in helping to keep children off drugs.