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2003 Michigan Vehicle Tests  

December 1, 2002

By John L. Bellah

Each fall the big three of U.S. police car makers turn their latest models over to test drivers from the Michigan State Police for comprehensive evaluations at the DaimlerChrysler proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., and timed laps at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich.

Defense Dollars  

October 1, 2002

By Lois Pilant

Most cities and counties have increased police and fire funding since 9-11, but in many cases, budget bumps can barely meet newly established needs.

In Hot Pursuit  

July 1, 2002

By Steven D. Blades

While police pursuits are a necessary part of police work and should not be banned, officers should be aware of the potential danger and terminate pursuits when the risk of injury outweighs the benefit of catching the suspect.

LDV builds each vehicle, like this command center, to meet the specs of its clients.

TREXPO West Showstoppers  

May 1, 2002

By POLICE Staff

There were some pretty cool products at TREXPO West. And not just for SWAT officers, either. Every department could use updated training equipment and vehicles. If your agency doesn't already have these items, add them to that wish list you keep at your desk.

TREXPO: Business as Usual  

May 1, 2002

By David Griffith

When the doors opened March 18 on TREXPO West 2002 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center a number of questions were answered. Tops on the list was how would the horrific events of Sept. 11 affect the nation’s premier show for tactical law enforcement officers?

Kojak Lights  

May 1, 2002

By William Bell

In its prime during the mid-'70s the emergency warning light christened with the "Kojak" moniker was state-of-the-art and one of the few products available for use on "plain-clothes" vehicles

Performance Review--Road Testing the 2002 Cop Cars  

February 2, 2002

By John L. Bellah

No one other than a patrol officer is better able to understand the vital role of a police vehicle in today's law enforcement. The wrong vehicle can affect officer morale, reduce efficiency and increase a department's operating costs appreciably.

A Gem of a Police Cruiser  

February 1, 2002

By Steve Temple

You'd never see it in a high-speed pursuit, and no SWAT team would ever consider it for storming a terrorist hideout, but some police departments are finding there's a place for a new and versatile electric vehicle - the GEM - in their fleets.

Simulated Driver Training  

February 1, 2002

By Dave Douglas

I get in behind him and with one hand on the mike and the other on the steering wheel, put the license plate out on the air. The suspect slams on the brakes. I drop the mike, steer and brake to avoid hitting the truck.

2002 Police Vehicle Roundup  

February 1, 2002

By Melanie Basich

In keeping up with the expansion of the category "police vehicles," we've widened our annual roundup to cover some of these newer "mobile offices" as well as the newer models of old patrol classics.

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