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The Next Generation of Patrol Cars  

February 25, 2010

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

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

Code 3

Bright Ideas in Lightbars  

December 29, 2009

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.

Oshkosh Defense's TPV is built on a Ford F550 chassis with a 325-horsepower, turbocharged V-8 engine.

Cruising for a Bruising  

December 22, 2009

Even though it was toward the back of the exhibit hall, it was hard to miss Oshkosh Defense's new Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police show. It's an imposing vehicle.

Pursuit Training on the Cheap  

November 30, 2009

Making sure police officers can drive well is not enough. They must also keep their mental skills just as sharp to follow policy under stress and exercise good judgment throughout the pursuit.

Saving Green by Going Green  

October 14, 2009

"We are all looking to reduce future costs," says Chief Robert Stewart of the Cotati (Calif.) Police Department, whose department sought to save money by reducing its energy use with a new police facility. While green features added $700,000 to the project's final tab, Stewart expects a rapid return on the investment in reduced energy costs.

Data 911's in-car video is part of a complete mobile data system.

Digital Eyes  

July 23, 2009

By far the greatest technological innovation in the short history of in-car video has been the advent of digital recording systems. Whether they capture video on DVD discs, hard drive, or flash memory card, digital systems offer much greater resolution and easier and less expensive evidence storage than earlier analog VHS machines.

Electric Enforcement  

April 1, 2009

What truly sets all of T3 Motion's vehicles apart is an innovative "power management system."

Seeing Red  

February 1, 2009

Code 3 reps won't say what makes the multipatented TriCore Technology twice as bright as its LED, halogen, or strobe light-equipped lightbars. All the company will reveal is that TriCore is truly a departure from conventional lightbar technology.

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