Episode 105 – Manny Dickerson, chief tactical flight officer at Los Angeles Police Department
October 24, 2023 | Hosted By: Jon Gray
Welcome to episode 105 of The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts.
In this episode, we sit down with Manny Dickerson, chief tactical flight officer (TFO) at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Dickerson is a Southern California native who joined the Marine Corps before becoming an LAPD officer.
Throughout Dickerson’s distinguished career, he has had a dramatic positive impact on the program he was assigned to, as well as the folks assigned to work with him.
That is evident in LAPD’s Air Support Division, where Dickerson has developed the training and standards for TFOs assigned to this legendary organization.
This is part one of a two-part series. In part one we profile Dickerson’s career and talk about how he made his way to the air support division. We also talk about how LAPD recruits and trains their tactical flight officers amongst a bunch of other topics.