Bell Textron has signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Global municipalities are expanding their public safety capabilities by adding aerial operations to their mission portfolio,” said LaShan Bonaparte, program manager, Bell 505 and Bell 429. “Bell recognized the need to develop and manufacture a public safety configured Bell 505 with the latest technology equipment on board to support these missions. The Bell 505’s economic operational cost make it the best-in-class aircraft to support law enforcement personnel and the public safety of citizens around the world.”