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The Dodge Challenger patrol car is a special service vehicle that reaches a top speed of 165 mph. Photo courtesy of Bert Stull.

Texas Dealer Offers 400hp Dodge Challenger Patrol Car  

December 7, 2009
One enterprising Chrysler dealer in Dallas is offering a custom "special service" version of the re-introduced Dodge Challenger muscle car for patrol that should put Texas-sized fear into the hearts and minds of traffic violators.
Chrysler's Dodge Charger fared best in top speed, acceleration and braking at the Michigan State Police's testing event of 2010 patrol vehicles. Photo via Chrysler.

Michigan State Police Release 2010 Vehicle Test Results  

November 16, 2009
The Michigan State Police driving unit has released the results from the evaluation of the 2010 models of the most widely used patrol vehicles. The 2010 Dodge Charger is a top performer.
Coronado (Calif.) police motor officer David Craig makes a u-turn, while on patrol.

Customize Your Patrol Bike  

November 2, 2009
Unfortunately, budget drives how much cool stuff ends up on your bike. But even under typical agency budget constraints, you can still have a very safe, very effective tool to ride.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department tested the 2010 crop of patrol cars and motorcycles at its annual event. Photos by Paul Clinton.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2010 Patrol Vehicles  

October 26, 2009
Each year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pushes the new crop of patrol vehicles to their limit at a California speedway, as part of an annual performance and safety evaluation.
Two California motor officers duel for supremacy to be named the "top gun" rider at the annual motorcycle skills competition organized by the Orange County Traffic Officer's Association. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Motor Officers Compete To Become 'Top Gun' Rider  

October 8, 2009
An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot lining the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity.

GM Revives Caprice Patrol Car For 2011  

October 5, 2009
Regardless of how it is configured, the sleek Caprice PPV is likely to make an impression on traffic scofflaws. Revealing the concept car, GM executive Jim Campbell touted the car's bold and commanding presence. He asked, "Can you imagine this baby in your rearview mirror?"
Photo via Michigan State Police.

Michigan State Police To Test 2010 Patrol Vehicles  

September 3, 2009
The Michigan State Police's driving unit will evaluate the 2010 models of patrol cars, motorcycles and SUVs later this month and post the performance results on its website in early October, according to the unit's Lt. Keith Wilson.
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History of America's First Traffic Ticket  

August 31, 2009
Riding his Indian twin, Willis Seaman entered history when, in 1908, he became the first motorcycle cop to write a speeding citation.

Carbon Motors Arrives In Indiana  

August 1, 2009
Carbon Motors Corp.'s decision to produce its clean-diesel E7 patrol vehicle in Connorsville, Ind., has understandably brought hope to a town with a 60 percent unemployment rate. It also means the vehicle takes another step toward becoming a tangible option for forward-thinking law enforcement agencies.
A 2006 Chevrolet Impala assigned to the 26th District's second-shift sergeant of the Philadelphia Police Department. From the collection of Jeff Webster.

Eye Candy: Patrol Photos  

July 15, 2009
Want a glimpse of the vehicle the officers of the Concord (N.H.) Police Department are using? How about an NYPD supervisor in the Fifth Precinct of Manhattan?
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