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<p>The Ohio State Highway Patrol&#39;s Dodge Charger Pursuit. Photo: OSHP</p>

The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars  

August 6, 2012

Agencies with fleet-replacement budgets have begun selecting the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit, Ford Police Interceptor sedan, and Ford P.I. Utility to patrol their jurisdictions. And the first wave of new-era patrol cars—with agency badging, logos, and color schemes—have reached the streets.

<p>Nashville Police officers used military surplus boats to rescue residents during severe flooding in 2010. Photo courtesy of NPD.</p>

Military Surplus Gear: Abuse It and Lose It  

July 10, 2012

Last month the Defense Department cut off a very valuable resource for many of the nation's 17,000 law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon's 1033 program provides cash-strapped police and sheriff's departments with free military surplus.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Five Things That Can Get You Killed or Sued  

June 6, 2012

With the tax base shrinking in many of our jurisdictions and that depleting our budgets, all of us have been told to do more with less. The trick is to know what corners to cut and what corners might cut you back. Here's a look at five things you absolutely positively don't want to do on the job.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Vehicle Counter-ambush Tactics for Patrol  

May 23, 2012

In last month's The Winning Edge article, I discussed how to anticipate and respond to ambushes when arriving on calls in an urban environment. In this related article, I will discuss how to handle ambushes while in your car.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Improving Officer Driving Skills  

May 1, 2012

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado</p>

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement  

April 3, 2012

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Ways To End Vehicle Pursuits  

January 12, 2012

Stationary roadblocks are no longer in wide use, but several innovative products could help officers safely end vehicle pursuits.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Duty Dangers: Vehicle Pursuits  

January 12, 2012

Officers who underestimate a suspect's resolve to evade capture or overestimate their own limitations or those of the patrol car only enhance the dangers of vehicle pursuits. It's not just the lead unit in a pursuit that is imperiled. Upon hearing of a pursuit in progress, other officers may attempt to catch up and join the chase.

<p>Photo: T3 Motion</p>

Crowd Control: T3 Motion's NLRV Electric Vehicle  

December 6, 2011

T3 Motion's Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV) is an electric three-wheeled vehicle designed to provide the maneuverability of the standard T3 with added features for crowd control, including a shield, strobe lights, and onboard PepperBall launchers.

<p>Montclair (Calif.) PD&#39;s Capt. Michael deMoet. Photo: Paul Clinton.</p>

Choosing Caprice  

November 11, 2011

The Montclair (Calif.) Police Department chose Caprice to replace its aging Crown Vics due to the spacious cabin, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 6.0-liter V-8 engine, and dynamic braking.

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