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"With over 30 years of LE flight experience I feel qualified to state that Kevin Means'' instruction reduces our internal flight crew training time significantly, which saves us many flight hours. The money saved more than covers the cost of the training."  (Read More)

Dan Bitton, Commander
LEAC, Inc.
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

Kevin Means

Kevin MeansKevin Means was a helicopter crewman in the U.S. Navy and has been a San Diego police officer since 1982. He has worked as a patrol officer, an undercover narcotics detective and gang detective. Kevin has been assigned to the Air Support Unit as a pilot and tactical flight officer for more than 20 years and has acquired nearly 12,000 hours of flight time, including 1,100 hours of night vision goggle pilot-in-command time. He is the unit’s helicopter training officer and NVG check-airman, and is a FAA certified flight nstructor in airplanes and helicopters with a night vision goggle instructor endorsement.

Kevin Means was a regional director and past president of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, and created the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission – a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to draft professional standards for the airborne law enforcement industry.

Kevin has written several articles for many publications about airborne law enforcement tactics and safety, and his book, “Tactical Helicopter Missions – How to Fly Safe, Effective Airborne Law Enforcement Missions” is used in an aviation college as their text book for airborne law enforcement training.

Kevin Means was awarded the prestigious ALEA Robert L. Cormier award in 2009 in recognition of excellence, accomplishments and leadership qualities in the airborne law enforcement profession. Kevin has also won several awards for thermal imaging missions that resulted in the successful apprehension of suspects.

Kevin Means is a California POST certified instructor (Police Officer Standards of Training) and created a POST certified thermal imaging course that has been taught throughout the U.S. and abroad.

You can contact Kevin directly at kevin@tacticalflying.com.

Cyndi Jo Means

Cindi Jo MeansCyndi Jo Means obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1979. Between 1979 and 1985 she conducted legal research for the California Court of Appeal and was in private practice. She became a Prosecuting Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s office in 1985.

Cyndi Jo Means has taught legal aspects of airborne law enforcement at airborne law enforcement conferences throughout the country since 1996. She is a California POST certified instructor (Police Officer Standards of Training).

You can contact Cyndi Jo directly at cyndi@tacticalflying.com.