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Panasonic's PDRC (Permanent Display Removable Computer) offers a vehicle-mounted display and separate keyboard. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.

Vehicle Computer Docking Stations  

February 22, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These seven docking stations offer connectivity for Ethernet, USB, LAN and other options to take you beyond basic mounting solutions.

The V8 engine used in the Caprice PPV is a fourth-generation Chevy small block optimized for power and fuel savings.

High-Tech Engines in the New Cop Cars  

February 3, 2011

By David Griffith

The end of the Crown Vic has heralded one of the most exciting eras in the history of law enforcement vehicles. The first true 21st century police cars have extremely sophisticated engines.

PHOTO: Dave Douglas

The Hazards of Patrolling In Snow  

January 27, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Winter poses unique dangers for the patrol officer. Dealing with these threats is a matter of weather-proofing yourself both mentally and physically.

IACP 2010: Best of Show  

December 22, 2010

By Melanie Basich and David Griffith

Every International Association of Chiefs of Police show kind of has its own vibe. Last year's show in Denver was all about vehicles. This year's show was much more subdued but there was still plenty of cool stuff on the show floor.

First Mobile Technologies

Computer Mounts and Docking Stations  

October 19, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Computer mounts and docking stations keep information at officers' fingertips while in their vehicles.

HG2 Runner lights allow passing motorists to see police vehicles from the side, which can prevent accidents.

Lower Profile Lighting  

October 14, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Traffic collisions continue to claim the lives of more law enforcement officers than any other type of incident each year. HG2 Emergency Lighting aims to lower that statistic with its Runner lighting solution, debuting at the International Association of Chiefs of Police show in Orlando this month.

Tags: Lighting, HG2

Risk Management  

August 20, 2010

By Dean Scoville

Things are not technologically stagnant in the SWAT community. New versions of the tried and true, as well as innovative uses of modern mechanisms, simultaneously bring SWAT teams closer to suspects in the safest way possible and bring situations to safer conclusions.

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.

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