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<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.

<p>The Kawasaki Concours 14P was one of six police bikes tested in Michigan. Photo: Michigan State Police</p>

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles  

November 11, 2011

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

<p>Ford Police Interceptor. Photo: Michigan State Police</p>

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars  

November 11, 2011

Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, General Motors' Chevy Caprice PPV, and Ford's Police Interceptor are now the talk of the police vehicle world, as the Big 3 battle to see what company and what car will take the lion's share of what has been undeniably the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor's market.

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

Surviving Vehicle Ambushes  

October 17, 2011

The vehicle, the patrol car, the "shop," is obviously what distinguishes the vehicle ambush from other types of attacks. It also gives you instant mobility to get out of the kill zone. In keeping with the suggested tactics for lethal force encounters the vehicle helps you move and create distance.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado.</p>

Working with Tactical Flight Officers  

October 1, 2011

Although many agencies are trying cost-cutting alternatives, it's been my experience as a field supervisor that there is no substitute for a helicopter in the air with a well-trained flight crew. Effective coordination between ground and air units is imperative.

<p>Photo: Ti Goetz.</p>

Ending a Barricade with Heavy Equipment  

August 24, 2011

When faced with a barricaded suspect, SWAT officers may want to consider using heavy construction equipment to end the incident.

Motorola's Public Safety Play: Broadband Networks  

August 12, 2011

Motorola Solutions and Verizon are working closely with public safety agencies in Northern California's Bay Area and Harris County, Texas, to build and operate what will likely be the nation's first public safety broadband network on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) platform.

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