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Picking a Patrol Bike  

April 1, 2005

Like civilians, no two police bicycle patrol officers are alike and, when it comes to bike features required or desired, there are few hard and fast rules. In other words, a police patrol bicycle must be affordable, durable, and versatile, but beyond that, one sometimes gets into the realm of purely personal preference.

Personal Transportation  

April 1, 2005

When it comes to patrol cars, some law enforcement agencies have always wrestled with a variety of decisions. Ford? Chevy? Dodge? How fast? Marked or unmarked?

Dodge Magnum police vehicle

IACP 2004: Best of Show  

December 1, 2004

Almost every chief at the show was looking for ways to stretch budgets without compromising public or officer safety and maintaining officer morale and pride.

Officers with the Baltimore Inner Harbor Police Department received a donation of gloves from Gorgonz Performance Workwear.

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods  

November 1, 2004

Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.

Choosing the Right Bike  

May 1, 2004

As the years have provided more experience to make better decisions regarding bike purchases, the Los Angeles Police Department has found what works best for its agency.

How To Start a Bicycle Patrol Unit  

May 1, 2004

Today, more and more departments all over the world are adding bicycles to their arsenal of tools. Like any new tool or method, of course, barriers must be torn down. In the case of bicycles, the old attitude is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when starting a bike patrol unit.

Motor Patrol: Working on Two Wheels  

February 1, 2004

The motorcycle police officer has been an American icon for more than half a century. But contrary to "CHiPs" fantasies, the job is not all glamour, and working a police shift on two wheels is just as tough, if not tougher, than working the same shift in a patrol car.

Street Survivors  

February 1, 2004

While it’s outstanding to survive a crash, it’s even better to avoid one in the first place, and that’s where good training and situational awareness feature heavily. But carmakers and their design teams play a role in officer safety as well. Let’s take a look at what the Big 3 American police car manufacturers are doing to make their cars safer for the nation’s law enforcement personnel.

How to Organize Your Patrol Car  

February 1, 2004

It’s your home. For eight hours a day, your patrol car is your home and office. But is it also the local junkyard? It doesn’t need to be. Today there are a number of ways to keep your mobile office organized.

Supreme custom builds prisoner transport vehicles to each agency’s specifications. This model holds nine inmates in two separate compartments: six in one and three in another.

Prisoner Transport  

November 1, 2003

Available in a wide range of sizes, prisoner transport vehicles can carry anywhere from one to more than 60 passengers.

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