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Cockpit Distractions In Your Patrol Car  

September 6, 2012
Operating a police vehicle is serious business and at no time should it be made secondary. So wheeling down the road while screwing around with the MDT and chatting on the cell phone is dangerous.
<p>A tester attaches an optical sensor to a Chevy Tahoe to measure top speed and acceleration. Photo: MSP</p>

Michigan State Police To Test 2013 Patrol Vehicles  

September 3, 2012
The Michigan State Police will test 19 law enforcement vehicles later this month slated for release by automotive and motorcycle manufacturers for the 2013 model year.
<p>Photo courtesy of city of Lancaster.</p>

Calif. Sheriff Enlists Surveillance Plane  

August 28, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has begun using a Cessna aircraft outfitted with state-of-the-art surveillance gear that feeds streaming images to deputies on the ground.
<p>Blinded by the light. The cumulative effect of all the lightbars at Police Fleet Expo is retina searing.</p>

New Patrol Car Accessories Take Center Stage at Fleet Expo  

August 16, 2012
Two things were clear from a visit to this year’s Police Fleet Expo: Ford’s new police interceptor sedan and police interceptor SUV are starting to make serious impact in the patrol vehicle market and manufacturers are searching for ways to make emergency vehicle operations safer.
<p>Photo:&nbsp;<span>Jose Ybarra</span></p>

Kawasaki Shelves Concours 14P Motorcycle  

August 14, 2012
Kawasaki Motors Corp. has suspended its Concours 14P police motorcycle program, after determining that dealer modifications were causing a blown main fuse, increasing the risk of a crash.
<p>A Philadelphia P.D. Chevrolet Impala. CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/30292131@N04/3320806151&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>10-42Adam</a></p>

Philly P.D. Shifts Away From Front-Wheel-Drive Cruiser  

July 31, 2012
The Chevy Impala has been a "home run" for the Philadelphia Police Department. However, when the department chooses its "next gen" vehicle, it likely won't be a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Keeping the Crown Vic  

July 17, 2012
As the new patrol cars become more readily available from the Detroit automakers, many agencies are choosing their new enforcement vehicle. However, for others the decision is on hold. For a variety of reasons they are choosing to stay with the Crown Vic.
<p>Photo courtesy of Lynne Doucette.</p>

A Moose, a Cruiser, and One Lucky Officer  

July 6, 2012
Those of us living and patrolling in the northeast understand the dangers of moose in the roadway. An adult moose can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and stand up to 7 feet tall. So it's no surprise that a collision with one can be deadly.
<p>The Chicago P.D. will begin replacing its fleet that includes Chevy Tahoe SUVs (pictured) with the Ford P.I. sedan and P.I. Utility. Photo: City of Chicago/Walter S. Mitchell</p>

Using a Reverse Auction To Buy Patrol Vehicles  

June 22, 2012
The Chicago Police Department opted for a rarely used online "reverse auction" to acquire its new patrol vehicles for a good price. The department used the eBay-style auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility.
<p>To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Kansas Highway Patrol equipped 14 historic-themed Ford CVPIs. Photo: KHP</p>

The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor  

June 12, 2012
The last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor didn't go to a Michigan agency in the automaker's backyard. And it didn't go to one of the nation's largest police forces in Los Angeles or Chicago.
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