MD Helicopters has received an order from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Metro Air Support Unit for a 500E. The order represents the fourth 500E for the Unit’s fleet. The new helicopter will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions and assist first responders. The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) has also added three new 500Es to its fleet. KCPD’s helicopters feature infrared cameras, mapping systems, night vision goggle (NVG)-compatible cockpits, searchlights and video downlinks.