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Carrick Cook

Officer Carrick R. Cook is the Public Information Officer for the Arizona Department of Public Safety and a former motor officer with that agency.

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Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips aimed at ensuring that police officers are safer and more successful on the streets. Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).

Blog - Vehicles - March 2010

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Vehicles such as the Mercury Grand Marquis LS (2008 model pictured) are ideal for surveillance work, because they offer a V-8 engine, spacious trunk and affordable price. Image courtesy of Ford.

Buying Surveillance Cars at Dealer Auctions  

March 22, 2010
When the fleet manager for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department needs to replenish the agency's fleet of surveillance cars, he uses a method that other LE agencies may not know exists: He buys the cars at private dealer auctions.
The cockpit of Ford's new Police Interceptor will include a column shifter to free up the center console area. Seats have been redesigned with a lower bolster that adds room for an officer's duty belt. The driver- and passenger-side seats include anti-stab plates.

Officers Praise Safety Features and Ergonomics of Sleek New Ford Patrol Vehicle  

March 12, 2010
Ford unveiled the vehicle at a private fleet event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Law enforcement fleet managers who attended the event were impressed by the vehicle's power, safety features, and ergonomics.
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