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<p>Tampa Police Officer Raymond Green operates a T3 Motion vehicle. Photo courtesy of TPD.</p>

Securing the Republican National Convention  

May 24, 2012
The Tampa Police Department has prepared what command staff members are calling a layered approach for deploying vehicles and officers to provide security at the event, which will be staged at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
<p>Photo: Texas DPS</p>

Texas DPS Patrol Boats Armed for Cartel Threats  

May 17, 2012
To protect its troopers against Mexican drug cartel soldiers often armed with military-grade weaponry, the Texas Department of Public Safety has outfitted three boats to patrol the U.S. border splitting the Rio Grande River and Falcon Lake.
<p>NYPD fleet manager Robert Martinez (right) recieves an industry award. Photo: Lauren Fletcher</p>

NYPD Honored for Hybrid Vehicle Fleet  

April 30, 2012
Police agencies are typically proud of their traditions, but it was because he broke tradition that the NYPD's fleet manager was presented with a prestigious industry honor for achieving fuel savings with hybrid vehicles.
<p>The LAPD is testing a dashboard touchscreen monitor for future patrol vehicles. Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet  

April 17, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's fleet manager has outlined several cost-control measures to address rising costs, including a study of major fleet costs to develop strategies for reducing top expenditures for fuel, tires, brake components, and big-ticket components such as transmissions and engines.
<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

Rating the 2012 Police Motorcycles  

March 29, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated its largest crop of police motorcycles in the fall, analyzing seven cycles for performance, safety, and comfort.
<p>LAPD recruits spend a full week at the department&#39;s Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC) in Granada Hills. Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

LAPD Evaluates Driver Training with Patrol-Car Choice  

March 22, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department has yet to choose its Crown Vic replacement patrol car, but that hasn't kept the agency's emergency driving trainers from discussing changes in how recruits are trained behind the wheel.
<p>A Dodge Charger during 2010 LASD testing. Photo: POLICE file</p>

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2012-13 Patrol Vehicles  

February 22, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released its annual vehicle evaluation, which includes fuel-economy test results as well as acceleration, and braking.
<p>Photo:&nbsp;Jeffrey Sauger/Chevrolet.</p>

GM Gives Chevy Caprice PPV Update  

February 10, 2012
Executives with General Motors' law enforcement fleet unit said building their Chevrolet Caprice PPV in Australia doesn't put them at a competitive disadvantage because the vehicle is well-suited for patrol work.
<p>The Shoei Multitec is a full-face modular helmet offering greater officer-safety features. Photo: Shoei</p>

Why Motor Cops Should Wear a Full-Face Helmet  

January 31, 2012
With the crop of quicker, more agile police motorcycles now arriving at law enforcement agencies, you would think helmet progression would be parallel. Agencies have hesitated to adopt advanced helmets such as Shoei's Multitec that are specifically designed for today's cycles.
<p>The Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit was one of several aftermarket tires tested by the Michigan State Police.</p>

Michigan State Police Evaluate Aftermarket Tires  

January 13, 2012
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit has released the results of an intensive battery of tests measuring the ability of aftermarket tires to meet the often-punishing demands of law enforcement driving.
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