Chopper costly

The Cayman Islands should reconsider the need for a police helicopter.

Any helicopter is very expensive to operate, easily costing thousands of dollars per flying hour.

What can the police do with a helicopter that they cannot do driving their cars?

Does anyone know of any US town with 50,000 persons which can afford one of these?

Has anyone prepared an annual operating budget for this helicopter and analysed the cost /benefit ratio?

Gerry Miller