PAvCon Europe
Police Aviation Conference Europe
PAvCon Europe - The Networking Continues’
PAvCon Europe 7, Windmill Close Waltham Abbey Essex EN9 3BQ UK
Copyright PAvCon Europe 2019
Who Is PAvCon Europe?
President - Bryn Elliott
After spending over 30 years in London’s Metropolitan Police [1965-1996] and researching police and emergency services aviation Bryn set up a newsletter for the industry that has now evolved into the free access monthly e- magazine Police Aviation News [PAN]. PAN was one of the first of many such e-magazines to become available and has evolved to cover all airborne aspects of the emergency services. After Alexander Shephard invited him to assist with the programme content of a new series of Police Aviation Conferences in 06 three similar conferences were organised in the UK and Netherlands [2006/2007/2008]. PAvCon is a continuation and development of the original Shephard formula.
president@pavconeurope.eu
PAvCon Europe Consultants  
Joseba Mendizabal -
Spain
In 1993-94 Joseba spent 18 months with the Spanish Foreign Legion Special Operations Battalion and earned the Spanish Foreign Legion Green Beret. In 1995-96 he attended the Basque Country Police Academy, passing out to serve in three different police precincts across Basque Country on police patrol duties and as a bodyguard in a VIP Protection Squad. Whilst so serving, from 2001- 2003 he entered flight training and gained a PPL (H) and progressed to a CPL (H), gaining entry to the Basque Country Police Department Helicopter Unit. Since 2003 he has flown police AS350 B2, EC135T1 and SA365C3 on police and rescue missions and is currently a pilot rated as PIC for both police and SAR missions with a flight time in excess of 2,000 hours. He has the ICAO SMS course and since 2014 he is a Board Member of the Spanish Commercial Pilots Guild. He also collaborated as a translator and SAR training instructor with the Argentina Policía Federal in Buenos Aires.
Harald Brink - Netherlands
Based with the Dutch Police Air Support Unit based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol-East since 2009 Harald has been a police officer since the early 1990s. The unit operates two satellite offices, one at Rotterdam- The Hague Airport and one at Volkel AFB. The Netherlands operate a fleet of six Airbus Helicopters EC135 P2+ and two Leonardo AW139 helicopters has 32 pilots and 22 TFOs to cover the whole of the Netherlands and a large part of the North Sea (Coats Guard patrols). This last task is undertaken with the AW139. Harald started to work for the police 25 years ago, first in patrol in the city of The Hague, later on transferred to the National Police Force doing a range of duties. Since 2009 he has been a TFO in the Air Support Unit. Progressing to be a TFO instructor and examiner for both types of helicopters since 2012. Harald joined PAvCon for the first time in 2013 and became an ALEA member in 2014. He is an enthusiastic exponent of the networking between ASUs in and outside Europe. Share with and listen/learn from each other, especially in the times we are in right now…
Glenn Daley -
USA -
International consultant and Speaker
Glenn served with the New York City Police Department from 1981 to 2004. During his 23 year career he held numerous enforcement assignments including assignment to the Emergency Service Unit. His duties there included liaison to military special operations units and as counter-terrorism instructor. Glenn holds a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with specialisation in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems and Operations. In 1993 he was assigned to the Aviation Unit in the rank of Sergeant as a Pilot/Operations Supervisor. In 2000 he was promoted to Lieutenant and continued to serve in the Aviation Unit performing the duties of SAR Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Platoon Commander until his retirement in 2004. From 2000 until 2008 he held the position of Northeast Director for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association responsible for the Northeast US and Europe and that brought him into contact with those in the region in what was to evolve into the event we now know as PAvCon. Captain Daley currently serves as a pilot in the New York City metro area. Additionally he provides law enforcement aviation operations and safety consulting worldwide
Tel: +44 1992 714162
Cell:   +44 7778 296650
Chairman- John Osmond
John completed the delivery of the airborne element of the Home Office ADL (digital video downlink) project involving 40 aircraft and other specialised platforms a couple of years ago. This activity involved balancing the demands of 5 major stakeholders and the operational demands of 50 UK Police Forces across the UK. John has now worked in the police aviation field for 25 years throughout the British Isles. John has, through his own company Helimetrics Ltd, supplied support to the UK Government on the aeronautical aspects of an advanced public service communications in the airborne environment. John hopes (!) that the guidance and advice given to the project will help direct future direction of this significant project. John has an unusual background in the helicopter field involving sales, marketing, operations and support through Helimetrics Ltd to provide an informed service to help clients seeking analytical support in the procurement of role-equipped public service helicopters in police, ambulance, fire service and SAR roles . John’s aviation background started with the UK’s Royal Navy where he was employed as a Seaking engineering officer, as a trials team manager and as a small ships aviation inspector. John Is married, has two Jack Russell dogs and enjoys long distance swimming."
chair@pavconeurope.eu
Bryan Smith - USA - International consultant and Speaker
A pilot since 1992 he has served as the Safety Program Manager for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association since 2012 after eleven years flying professionally in the law enforcement role. Currently, at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office north of Orlando, Florida, Bryan’s role as the safety officer is additional to his duties as a pilot and flight instructor. His professional ratings include: Commercial/Instrument Airplane and Rotorcraft Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor and Night Vision Goggle Instructor. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota and MA in Criminal Justice Administration from the Florida Gulf Coast University. As a member of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), he has served on the Safety Management System Committee since 2012.
Training 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.

Expertise

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

Networking

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 contacts.

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.
Who Is PAvCon Europe?
President - Bryn Elliott
After spending over 30 years in London’s Metropolitan Police [1965-1996] and researching police and emergency services aviation Bryn set up a newsletter for the industry that has now evolved into the free access monthly e-magazine Police Aviation News [PAN]. PAN was one of the first of many such e-magazines to become available and has evolved to cover all airborne aspects of the emergency services. After Alexander Shephard invited him to assist with the programme content of a new series of Police Aviation Conferences in 06 three similar conferences were organised in the UK and Netherlands [2006/2007/2008]. PAvCon is a continuation and development of the original Shephard formula.
president@pavconeurope.eu
PAvCon Europe Consultants  
Joseba Mendizabal -
Spain
In 1993-94 Joseba spent 18 months with the Spanish Foreign Legion Special Operations Battalion and earned the Spanish Foreign Legion Green Beret. In 1995-96 he attended the Basque Country Police Academy, passing out to serve in three different police precincts across Basque Country on police patrol duties and as a bodyguard in a VIP Protection Squad. Whilst so serving, from 2001- 2003 he entered flight training and gained a PPL (H) and progressed to a CPL (H), gaining entry to the Basque Country Police Department Helicopter Unit. Since 2003 he has flown police AS350 B2, EC135T1 and SA365C3 on police and rescue missions and is currently a pilot rated as PIC for both police and SAR missions with a flight time in excess of 2,000 hours. He has the ICAO SMS course and since 2014 he is a Board Member of the Spanish Commercial Pilots Guild. He also collaborated as a translator and SAR training instructor with the Argentina Policía Federal in Buenos Aires.
Harald Brink - Netherlands
Based with the Dutch Police Air Support Unit based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol-East since 2009 Harald has been a police officer since the early 1990s. The unit operates two satellite offices, one at Rotterdam-The Hague Airport and one at Volkel AFB. The Netherlands operate a fleet of six Airbus Helicopters EC135 P2+ and two Leonardo AW139 helicopters has 32 pilots and 22 TFOs to cover the whole of the Netherlands and a large part of the North Sea (Coats Guard patrols). This last task is undertaken with the AW139. Harald started to work for the police 25 years ago, first in patrol in the city of The Hague, later on transferred to the National Police Force doing a range of duties. Since 2009 he has been a TFO in the Air Support Unit. Progressing to be a TFO instructor and examiner for both types of helicopters since 2012. Harald joined PAvCon for the first time in 2013 and became an ALEA member in 2014. He is an enthusiastic exponent of the networking between ASUs in and outside Europe. Share with and listen/learn from each other, especially in the times we are in right now…
A pilot since 1992 he has served as the Safety Program Manager for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association since 2012 after eleven years flying professionally in the law enforcement role. Currently, at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office north of Orlando, Florida, Bryan’s role as the safety officer is additional to his duties as a pilot and flight instructor. His professional ratings include: Commercial/Instrument Airplane and Rotorcraft Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor and Night Vision Goggle Instructor. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota and MA in Criminal Justice Administration from the Florida Gulf Coast University. As a member of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), he has served on the Safety Management System Committee since 2012.
Glenn Daley - USA - International consultant and Speaker
Glenn served with the New York City Police Department from 1981 to 2004. During his 23 year career he held numerous enforcement assignments including assignment to the Emergency Service Unit. His duties there included liaison to military special operations units and as counter-terrorism instructor. Glenn holds a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with specialisation in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems and Operations. In 1993 he was assigned to the Aviation Unit in the rank of Sergeant as a Pilot/Operations Supervisor. In 2000 he was promoted to Lieutenant and continued to serve in the Aviation Unit performing the duties of SAR Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Platoon Commander until his retirement in 2004. From 2000 until 2008 he held the position of Northeast Director for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association responsible for the Northeast US and Europe and that brought him into contact with those in the region in what was to evolve into the event we now know as PAvCon. Captain Daley currently serves as a pilot in the New York City metro area. Additionally he provides law enforcement aviation operations and safety consulting worldwide

‘PAvCon Europe - The Networking Continues’

Copyright PAvCon Europe 2019
PAvCon Europe 7, Windmill Close Waltham Abbey Essex EN9 3BQ UK
Tel: +44 1992 714162
Cell:   +44 7778 296650
PAvCon Europe
Police Aviation Conference Europe
Chairman- John Osmond
John completed the delivery of the airborne element of the Home Office ADL (digital video downlink) project involving 40 aircraft and other specialised platforms a couple of years ago. This activity involved balancing the demands of 5 major stakeholders and the operational demands of 50 UK Police Forces across the UK. John has now worked in the police aviation field for 25 years throughout the British Isles. John has, through his own company Helimetrics Ltd, supplied support to the UK Government on the aeronautical aspects of an advanced public service communications in the airborne environment. John hopes (!) that the guidance and advice given to the project will help direct future direction of this significant project. John has an unusual background in the helicopter field involving sales, marketing, operations and support through Helimetrics Ltd to provide an informed service to help clients seeking analytical support in the procurement of role-equipped public service helicopters in police, ambulance, fire service and SAR roles . John’s aviation background started with the UK’s Royal Navy where he was employed as a Seaking engineering officer, as a trials team manager and as a small ships aviation inspector. John Is married, has two Jack Russell dogs and enjoys long distance swimming. "
chair@pavconeurope.eu

Training

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.

Expertise

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

Networking

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 contacts.

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.
Bryan Smith - USA - International consultant and Speaker
The Past The PAvCon event started in 2009 built upon three successful police aviation conferences undertaken by the same team in earlier years. Since 2009 PAvCon has attracted speakers from across the globe and subject matter has included; the laser threat, high rise building escape, major events, surveillance, innovation, tactics and a range of technical presentations. For the sake of continuity of thought, purpose and execution we have a core team that seeks to challenge established thinking and processes in bringing you a thought provoking three- days of discussion and networking. We are a team focused on the subject of law enforcement aviation. Our target market is middle and lower management planners and decision makers– the primary people who influence the final shape of the purchase.
Who Is PAvCon Europe?
After spending over 30 years in London’s Metropolitan Police (1965- 1996) and researching police and emergency services aviation Bryn set up a newsletter for the industry that has now evolved into the free access monthly e-magazine Police Aviation News [PAN]. PAN was one of the first of many such e-magazines to become available and has evolved to cover all airborne aspects of the emergency services. After Alexander Shephard invited him to assist with the programme content of a new series of Police Aviation Conferences in 06 three similar conferences were organised in the UK and Netherlands [2006/2007/2008]. PAvCon is a continuation and development of the original Shephard formula.
President - Bryn Elliott
Chairman -
- John Osmond
PAvCon Europe Consultants
In 1993-94 Joseba spent 18 months with the Spanish Foreign Legion Special Operations Battalion and earned the Spanish Foreign Legion Green Beret. In 1995-96 he attended the Basque Country Police Academy, passing out to serve in three different police precincts across Basque Country on police patrol duties and as a bodyguard in a VIP Protection Squad. Whilst so serving, from 2001- 2003 he entered flight training and gained a PPL (H) and progressed to a CPL (H), gaining entry to the Basque Country Police Department Helicopter Unit. Since 2003 he has flown police AS350 B2, EC135T1 and SA365C3 on police and rescue missions and is currently a pilot rated as PIC for both police and SAR missions with a flight time in excess of 2,000 hours. He has the ICAO SMS course and since 2014 he is a Board Member of the Spanish Commercial Pilots Guild. He also collaborated as a translator and SAR training instructor with the Argentina Policía Federal in Buenos Aires .
Based with the Dutch Police Air Support Unit based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol-East since 2009 Harald has been a police officer since the early 1990s. The unit operates two satellite offices, one at Rotterdam-The Hague Airport and one at Volkel AFB. The Netherlands operate a fleet of six Airbus Helicopters EC135 P2+ and two Leonardo AW139 helicopters has 32 pilots and 22 TFOs to cover the whole of the Netherlands and a large part of the North Sea (Coats Guard patrols). This last task is undertaken with the AW139. Harald started to work for the police 25 years ago, first in patrol in the city of The Hague, later on transferred to the National Police Force doing a range of duties. Since 2009 he has been a TFO in the Air Support Unit. Progressing to be a TFO instructor and examiner for both types of helicopters since 2012. Harald joined PAvCon for the first time in 2013 and became an ALEA member in 2014. He is an enthusiastic exponent of the networking between ASUs in and outside Europe. Share with and listen/learn from each other, especially in the times we are in right now…
Glenn served with the New York City Police Department from 1981 to 2004. During his 23 year career he held numerous enforcement assignments including assignment to the Emergency Service Unit. His duties there included liaison to military special operations units and as counter-terrorism instructor. Glenn holds a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with specialisation in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems and Operations. In 1993 he was assigned to the Aviation Unit in the rank of Sergeant as a Pilot/Operations Supervisor. In 2000 he was promoted to Lieutenant and continued to serve in the Aviation Unit performing the duties of SAR Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Platoon Commander until his retirement in 2004. From 2000 until 2008 he held the position of Northeast Director for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association responsible for the Northeast US and Europe and that brought him into contact with those in the region in what was to evolve into the event we now know as PAvCon. Captain Daley currently serves as a pilot in the New York City metro area. Additionally he provides law enforcement aviation operations and safety consulting worldwide
Copyright PAvCon2019
Glenn Daley -
USA -
International consultant and Speaker
Harald Brink - Netherlands
Joseba Mendizabal -
Spain
A pilot since 1992 he has served as the Safety Program Manager for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association since 2012 after eleven years flying professionally in the law enforcement role. Currently, at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office north of Orlando, Florida, Bryan’s role as the safety officer is additional to his duties as a pilot and flight instructor. His professional ratings include: Commercial/Instrument Airplane and Rotorcraft Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor and Night Vision Goggle Instructor. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota and MA in Criminal Justice Administration from the Florida Gulf Coast University. As a member of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), he has served on the Safety Management System Committee since 2012.
Bryan Smith - USA - International consultant and Speaker
John completed the delivery of the airborne element of the Home Office ADL (digital video downlink) project involving 40 aircraft and other specialised platforms a couple of years ago. This activity involved balancing the demands of 5 major stakeholders and the operational demands of 50 UK Police Forces across the UK. John has now worked in the police aviation field for 25 years throughout the British Isles. John has, through his own company Helimetrics Ltd, supplied support to the UK Government on the aeronautical aspects of an advanced public service communications in the airborne environment. John hopes (!) that the guidance and advice given to the project will help direct future direction of this significant project. John has an unusual background in the helicopter field involving sales, marketing, operations and support through Helimetrics Ltd to provide an informed service to help clients seeking analytical support in the procurement of role-equipped public service helicopters in police, ambulance, fire service and SAR roles . John’s aviation background started with the UK’s Royal Navy where he was employed as a Seaking engineering officer, as a trials team manager and as a small ships aviation inspector. John Is married, has two Jack Russell dogs and enjoys long distance swimming."
The Future

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.

Training

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.

Expertise

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

Networking

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 contacts.
Tel: +44 1992 714162
Cell:   +44 7778 296650
PAvCon Europe 7,Windmill Close Waltham Abbey Essex EN9 3BQ UK
As a continuation of PAvCon, PAvConEurope (PAvConE) seeks to further cooperation and information transfer between the various European Public Order (Air Support) Agencies. As requested by active members of the Agencies that make up the 2017 2019 PAvConE Committee, PAvConE will strive to increase the catchment area of potential interest (within Europe and beyond) while explaining the advantages of understanding a ‘FRAT’ and at the same time hammering home the very real dangers inherent in an IIMC.