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Buying a Mobile Command Center  

August 12, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Acquiring any big ticket item for a law enforcement agency takes lots of time and lots of money. So when the Indiana Department of Homeland Security had the opportunity to purchase a new mobile command center from Supreme Specialty Vehicles, Response Director Shane A. Booker wanted to do it right the first time.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Manufacturers Debut Next Generation of Police Cars  

June 15, 2010

By Mike Scott

Increased comfort and convenience, improved vehicle ingress and egress, advanced technology, and improved officer safety mark the next generation of police cars.

Photo collage courtesy of Government Fleet.

The Recession Need Not Cripple Fleet Replacement Programs  

June 15, 2010

By Paul Lauria

Rather than simply defer replacement purchases to meet short-term budget-balancing goals, fleet managers should use today's fiscal challenges to reappraise their organization's approach to fleet replacement.

Photo: iStockphoto.com.

13 Factors in Selecting a Police Unit Upfitter  

June 15, 2010

By Steve Contarino

Preparing a service-ready police unit may require more work than a small garage staff can handle, even with preplanning and experience. If a fleet staff is too busy maintaining in-service vehicles, outsourcing may be the solution.

Kawasaki returns to the police market with its 150-horsepower Concours 14 motorcycle.

Kawasaki's Concours 14P: Blue Streak  

June 7, 2010

By David Griffith

Today, Kawasaki is once again making police bikes. The company's new Concours 14 represents its attempt at recapturing a share of the law enforcement market.

Agencies are finding better ways to secure their firearms in vehicles.

Rolling Gun Shops  

May 28, 2010

By Dean Scoville

The fact that you have better guns and more guns means that this type of crime is on the upswing. In recent months, police departments have even received e-mail warnings saying that gang members are increasingly "shopping" for guns inside law enforcement vehicles.

Raging Bull  

April 8, 2010

By David Griffith

Can the police version of the Taurus sustain Ford's domination of the patrol car market? What we can say now is that the NGPI is a fine-looking automobile with the sleek lines of a luxury sports sedan; it performs like a muscle car; and it was designed from the ground up for police duty.

The Next Generation of Patrol Cars  

February 25, 2010

By David Griffith

The police patrol vehicle market is not known for revolutionary innovation. But that business model is now metamorphosing in response to a rapidly evolving automobile market. This means that the once staid patrol car market is becoming turbulent and more innovative.

Beyond the Patrol Car  

February 25, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Police officers cannot travel by squad car alone. From motorcycles to ARVs, different details require different modes of transportation.

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Bright Ideas in Lightbars  

December 29, 2009

By David Griffith

Today, law enforcement lightbars are becoming even more high-tech with the adoption of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and computer controls. Many lightbars also now feature modular design that allows an agency to replace and repair modules rather than the entire system.

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