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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.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities  

It only makes sense that local law enforcement should help find ways to help motorcycle enthusiasts, even veteran riders, ride more safely. The only viable option most law enforcement agencies can help with outside of traffic enforcement is rider education.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Ode to the Belt  

The cow skidded down the far emergency lane, and my vehicle creaked and scraped down the other. I slammed on the now stiff brakes and my Chevy ground loudly to a stop, steaming and groaning while I waited for the impact of some approaching vehicle.

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Ford Offers "Surveillance mode" in New Police Interceptor

Ford has tweaked some on-board technology to warn if someone approaches the car from behind.

Video: Man Arrested After Stealing Ferrari Twice

A 39-year-old man was arrested by Fontana, Calif., police after allegedly stealing a Ferrari twice, authorities announced Monday.

Amid Militarization Furor, California Department Jettisons MRAP

Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department has decided to get rid of a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from a federal military surplus program.

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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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