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Code 3: The Hazards of Friendly Police Units  

July 11, 2011
Hazards from other responding units include a neurological response known as "auditory exclusion" that may limit the officer's ability to hear another unit's sirens.
<p><em><strong>Promotional flier showing the European version of the F800-GSP. Photo: BMW.</strong></em></p>

BMW Considers Sport Bike for Police Market  

June 30, 2011
BMW plans to field-test a sport bike now being used by police agencies in Europe as an off-road option for American law enforcement. BMW is currently selling a civilian version of its F800-GS in the United States, and could easily convert it for police use, the company's law enforcement manager tells POLICE Magazine.
<p><em><strong>Photo: GM/Chevy.</strong></em></p>

How Is Your Agency Choosing Its New Patrol Car?  

June 29, 2011
Our compatriots at Government Fleet (a sister publication of POLICE) asked fleet managers how they're choosing their new pursuit vehicle, and published their responses at the Anonymous Public Fleet Manager blog. While the responses shouldn't be taken as a scientific survey, the anecdotal answers do shed light on the decision-making process.

Video: Need To Open Up a Building Wall?  

May 27, 2011
The BatCat — formerly known as the Bomb Assault Tactical Control Assessment Tool — is a massive automated robot that can be operated remotely and is part-truck and part-tractor. A telescoping arm can bring a claw, forklift or bucket up to 50 feet.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p>

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles  

May 19, 2011
Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.
<p><em><strong>An EVOC driver with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department prepares to test the Ford P.I. prototype. Photo: Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p>

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars  

April 25, 2011
Drivers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's annual vehicle testing provided driving notes, which are concise observations that read like a Zagat restaurant review entry, as one element of their evaluation of the performance and safety features of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV, 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit, and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedan.
<p><em><strong>The Ocean Shores (Wash.) Police Department acquired a HMMWV for community relations work with its D.A.R.E. program.</strong></em></p>

Military Surplus Vehicles Aid the Fight  

April 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies with these special missions can apply and acquire vehicles deemed military surplus for next to nothing. The vehicles usually require work to make them duty ready. Yet, the Department of Defense's 1033 program, as it is known, offers agencies access to military-grade equipment.
<p>Photo: Alex Landeen.</p>

Should Patrol Cars Be More Fuel Efficient?  

March 31, 2011
Without releasing specific mpg ratings for its new patrol vehicles, the company announced the sedan would offer a 20% improvement on fuel usage over the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer  

March 10, 2011
The ZG1400 Enforcer adds "drop bars" to protect the bike during cone-pattern training and cuts back to one battery to power its electronic police gear. The bike arrives with a radio kill switch so an officer can preserve battery life when booking a subject or processing a DUI.

Glide Cruisers for Campus Patrol  

February 11, 2011
The Defender is the base cruiser with a 48-volt motor, 15Ah Lithium battery, and 25-mile range. The Enforcer adds a higher-capacity battery (20Ah Lithium), extending the range to 30 miles. Both can reach a top speed of 32 mph.
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