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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.

Officer Rick Powell tests new technology for the San Diego Police Department. Above, he shows off the uncluttered interior of a patrol car equipped with the department’s new integrated wireless computer and communications system

Calling All Cars  

November 1, 2003

The new system will eventually allow officers out in the field to immediately view color images, such as mug shots and fingerprints. They will also be able to work on their laptop computers outside of their cars and then connect them back into the cars as needed.

Walking away from a car with the keys in the ignition is standard operating procedure for some law enforcement agencies.

Grand Theft Cop Car  

October 1, 2003

Complacency can kill. Whether it's something as mundane as not wearing your seat belt while driving or not wearing body armor during a high-risk entry, failure to take preventive measures can have disastrous results.

Robinson Helicopters
Robinson’s R44 Raven helicopter is designed and equipped especially for law enforcement. A 28-volt electrical system and communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment come standard. Removeable left seat pedals and collective control can be installed to allow a co-pilot to control the craft.

How to Start an Air Support Unit  

October 1, 2003

When an agency evaluates the concept of creating an air support unit, there is always someone at the tip of the spear.

<p>Mobile command units, such as those  from LDV, can be as long as 45 feet. Equipment inside LDV units can include multiple viewing screens.</p>

How to...Buy a Mobile Command Unit  

August 1, 2003

They may seem like big, expensive hunks of metal on wheels, but many agencies have come to realize that mobile command vehicles offer many advantages for the cost.

Purchasing Patrol Cars: Vehicle Replacement Plans  

July 1, 2003

Asking for the right amount of funding for purchasing patrol cars in the first place and wisely choosing how to spend it could put you ahead of the game. A vehicle replacement schedule is the best way to efficiently reach these goals.

How to...Purchase Patrol Cars  

July 1, 2003

You know your agency needs patrol cars, and that some new ones show up every year or so, but you might not be aware of the intricacies of the process. Keeping that process running smoothly could mean the difference between patrolling by car and walking your beat.

Textron’s new armored vehicle.

TREXPO West: Tactical Tools  

May 1, 2003

The motto of the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) is, "Well armed, well prepared, and well informed."

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit  

April 1, 2003

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

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