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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.

The ability to maintain balance and navigate tight circles is an important patrol skill, and part of the qualification test.

Cops on Bikes  

December 1, 2001

By Ralph Mroz

It might look easy, but you better be ready for training and lots of exercise before you trade in your cruiser for two wheels.

While it looks like the sort of move you’d think typical of recreational ATV riders, this slide stop is one of the more advanced skills taught in SSI’s ATV Police Patrol Operations Course. From here, the officer can perform a tactical dismount, simultaneously drawing his sidearm and using his ATV as cover, keeping it between himself and a suspect.

ATV Training for Cops  

December 1, 2001

By Mark Kariya

Given the increasing sophistication of today’s criminals and crime, it’s no surprise that today’s law enforcement agencies are fighting back by employing a staggering array of tools. This includes not only computerized hardware and software, but weapons (including less-than-lethal options, of course), training and vehicles, among other items.

Sgt. Roland Morin and his horse King Arthur stand near a downtown mural of a turn-of-the-century Dover police officer. The mounted unit is again an important part of Dover’s patrol division.

Dover (N.H.) Police Department  

November 1, 2001

By Mark Leno, Jr.

By looking to its past, the Dover (N.H.) Police Department has successfully adapted to the challenges of policing today.

Police Vehicles  

February 1, 2001

By POLICE Staff

For specialized units from SWAT to airborne patrol, today's police officers need more than just four wheels and a roof.

Squeak, Rattle, and Beep  

February 1, 2001

By Dan Pasquale

As any officer who has ever worked the midnight shift knows, sound travels and night. We all tend to laugh at suspects who give away their hidden positions by making some little noise, yet we are bigger culprits than they are when it comes to announcing our presence to the world.

Nassau County police officers prepare to cast off aboard their newest patrol boat.

Marine Bureau Fires Up Its Jets  

December 1, 2000

By Shelly Feuer Domash

The coastline comprises a wide assortment of conditions, including open-ocean waters, often with high seas, shallows, winding and narrow inlets, bays, canals, harbors, wetlands and the Long Island Sound, each posing a different challenge for a police boat.

Road Warriers 1997  

March 1, 1997

By Craig Peterson

Comparing the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Crown Victoria, chevrolet Lumina, and Ford's clean-air vehicles, consultants discuss the pros and cons of the 1997 police  vehicles.

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