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Going Big: SUVs for Patrol  

Many law enforcement agencies were unsure about what to do next when Ford retired the Crown Vic. Now agencies are buying SUVs to replace sedans for a variety of reasons.

<p>CopTrax PHOTO: Stalker</p>

In-car Video: Eyes on the Road  

Here's a look at some of the latest in-car video systems for law enforcement operations.

LE Planes: Flying High Cover  

Planes are the unsung heroes of law enforcement air support units. While helicopters get all the glory, fixed-wing aircraft quietly fly in the background on operations, including surveillance and search and rescue.

<p>Photo: Google</p>

Autonomous Cars: Driving on Auto Pilot  

Imagine an officer gets into the driver's seat, which recognizes her by retina scan, and it immediately moves to the position she prefers. The officer logs on via voice request to the department CAD system and "tells" the vehicle to patrol the downtown area using random patrol "Henry 1." This could be reality sooner than you think.

<p>Photo: Lenco</p>

Lenco BombCat: Built to Take the Blast  

Known to the company and its customers as the "BombCat," the EOD model BearCat was, like most of the company's products, the result of a customer request.

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Colorado Department Selects Sierra Wireless for Mobile Communications

The Westminster (Colo.) Police Department has deployed Sierra Wireless InMotion Solutions to provide wired and wireless connectivity for its fleet.

Gamber-Johnson Announces New Power Distribution Products by Mobile Mounts

Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounting, has announced a partnership with Mobile Mounts to sell and distribute the company's Vehicle Power Distribution Units (VPDU).

Ford, Telogis Offer Telematics for Law Enforcement

Ford and Telogis will offer a factory telematics system to law enforcement agencies that's designed to reduce hazardous driving by officers, the companies said while announcing the product at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando, Fla.

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L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and...

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference...

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may...

   
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