FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!
Vehicles

Blog - Vehicles

Displaying 71  -  80  of  112
<p>Photos courtesy of Tomball PD.</p>

Texas Agency's Auxiliary Charging Keeps Cruisers Running  

January 28, 2011
The Tomball PD implemented a plug-in solution that feeds enough juice to cruiser batteries when they're parked, and conditions the batteries so they don't overcharge, giving the cars just the right electrical charge to power the vehicle, low-voltage Whelen LED light bars, Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) and radio gear.
Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.

Final Michigan Vehicle Test Report Arrives  

January 11, 2011
The Precision Driving Unit tested 18 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Four motorcycles were included in the group.
Image via Flickr (contrasto_gp).

Driving In Nasty Weather  

December 29, 2010
Weather is a hazard that must be managed by law enforcement officers, especially when driving patrol vehicles. Lt. Keith Wilson, who oversees the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, provided a few suggestions, so officer safety will be top of mind when operating your vehicle in nasty weather.
Photo courtesy of Ronald Lunn.

9 Tales of Patrol Vehicle Cheer  

December 22, 2010
We asked members of the POLICE Magazine Facebook page if they have decorated their patrol vehicle in a seasonal theme. We were pleasantly surprised by the stories you told us, one of which involved a "decapitated Santa head."
Ford Motor Co. brought its 2012 Police Interceptor turbo to the test track. Because it was originally a development model, this car still wears a camouflage pattern that prevents its body styling being shown in photographs.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2011-12 Patrol Vehicles  

November 18, 2010
The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.
Photo via notelse (Flickr).

Could Your Patrol Car Be Hacked?   Law Enforcement Only

November 15, 2010
A hacker could manipulate a police vehicle's fuel level gauge, falsify the speedometer reading, display arbitrary dashboard messages, dial-up the heat or A/C, lock passengers in the car, continuously blare the horn, pop the trunk, turn off the lights, activate the windshield wipers, disable the brakes, selectively brake individual wheels on demand, and stop the engine.
Ford produced a "stealth" version of its 2012 Police Interceptor as a show (not production) vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford PI Batmobile Inspired by Stealth Aircraft  

November 1, 2010
Ford produced the "sleek, streamlined and slightly sinister" concept version to debut at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) trade show, which runs from Tuesday to Friday.
General Motors has high hopes that its 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV will become American law enforcement's new patrol car. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Aims to 'Flip' Ford's Patrol Car Dominance  

October 25, 2010
To achieve its lofty goals, the Detroit automaker has been taking steps to expose officers and law enforcement fleet buyers to the vehicle by issuing preview vehicles to agencies, hosting Ride-n-Drive events and gleaning feedback from its police advisory board.
The U.S. Park Police use a Bell 412 twin-engine helicopter for airborne patrol and other law enforcement duties. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter.

LEAs 'Creep' Toward Twin-Engine Helicopters  

October 12, 2010
American law enforcement, unlike European counterparts, hasn't exclusively shifted away from single-engine choppers, Larry Roberts, a Bell Helicopter senior vice president, told POLICE on Tuesday.
A trooper with the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit runs the Kawasaki Concourse 14 ABS P through a curve during annual vehicle tests. Photo courtesy of Kawasaki.

Kawasaki Edges BMW at Michigan State Police Motorcycle Test  

September 21, 2010
The Kawasaki Concours 14P recorded the highest speed of the four two-wheel vehicles tested, reaching 131 mph on the 4.8-mile speedway at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine