Kevin Fredekind is the Vice President and General Manager of Special Projects. In addition to coordinating all aspects of Bode Aviation, Mr. Fredekind synchronizes all logistical support to military training operations and leads company programs in response to regulatory and environmental requirements such as ITAR. He coordinates, schedules and maintains the Bode Aviation Operations Control Office.
Mr. Fredekind served in Law Enforcement for 20 years and has vast experience in Airborne Law Enforcement, Street Gangs, and Counternarcotics. He developed and managed the Albuquerque Police Department’s aircraft fleet maintenance plan, served as Director of Maintenance. In addition to this, he served as helicopter Tactical Flight Officer and fixed wing Pilot, flying patrols and doing surveillance on high-risk special operation missions for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA). His expertise in Street Gang investigation led to the arrest and prosecution of several dangerous gang members. Using cutting edge technology, he developed and implemented numerous improvements into Law Enforcement intelligence and surveillance techniques on Street Gangs.
He graduated from the New Mexico State Police Academy and the Albuquerque Police Academy as well as the Spartan School of Aeronautics. He holds FAA certifications as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) Inspection Authorization (IA), and a Private Pilot Single Engine Land. He is a certified Police and NRA firearms instructor and has taught numerous clients a broad range of weapons courses. He has served on Dignitary Protection details with the Tactical Section protecting various State and Federal dignitaries up to and including the President of the United States.
He is active in the local community and has served as a Senior Counselor for the American Legion New Mexico Boys’ State summertime program for the last 24 years.