9-2-12. LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS BY CIVIL AND MILITARY
In the event information is received pertaining to stolen aircraft, the controller must forward all information to
the OS/CIC for reporting on the Domestic Events Network (DEN).
FAA Order JO 7210.3, Para 2-7-7, Cooperation With Law Enforcement Agencies.
Special law enforcement operations.
Special law enforcement operations include inflight identification, surveillance, interdiction and pursuit
activities performed in accordance with official civil and/or military mission responsibilities.
To facilitate accomplishment of these special missions, exemptions from specified parts of Title 14 of the
Code of Federal Regulations have been granted to designated departments and agencies. However, it is each
organization's responsibility to apprise ATC of their intent to operate under an authorized exemption before
initiating actual operations.
FAA Order JO 7210.3, Para 19-3-1, Authorizations and Exemptions from Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations
Additionally, some departments and agencies that perform special missions have been assigned coded identifiers
to permit them to apprise ATC of ongoing mission activities and solicit special air traffic assistance.
FAA Order 7110.67, Air Traffic Management Security Services for Special Operations.
NOTE: As specified in paragraph 2-1-4, Operational Priority, priority of handling for aircraft operating
with coded identifiers will be the same as that afforded to SAR aircraft performing a SAR mission.
Assistance to law enforcement aircraft operations.
Provide the maximum assistance possible to law enforcement aircraft, when requested, in helping them locate
Communicate with law enforcement aircraft, when possible and if requested, on a frequency not paired with your
normal communications frequencies.
Do not allow assistance to law enforcement aircraft to violate any required separation minima.
Do not assist VFR law enforcement aircraft in any way that will create a situation which, in your judgment,
places the aircraft in unsafe proximity to terrain or other aircraft.