"Once there is an accident, and somebody dies and a plane crashes, the question will always be ‘what if there had been an air traffic control tower there? What if we had left the program in place?" Source: Kansas Senator Jerry Moran (R).
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association - ALEA - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational, individual membership organization, founded in 1968 to support and encourage the use of aircraft in public safety. Over 3,500 members strong from the international to the local level.