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St. Petersburg Unveils Armored Rescue Vehicle

August 2, 2012
The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department publicly unveiled its new Lenco BearCat armored rescue vehicle for high-risk encounters involving the SWAT team.

Ala. Agency Converts 30 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

August 2, 2012
The Mobile (Ala.) Police Department is converting 30 cruisers to run on clean propane autogas, according to Alliance Autogas.
<p>Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol.</p>

Washington State Patrol Replacing Crown Vics With Caprice PPV

July 26, 2012
The Washington State Patrol has begun the process of replacing 650 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The agency has just begun the process and currently has five Caprice PPV sedans in the fleet.
<p>Photo courtesy of Yakima County Sheriff&#39;s Office.</p>

Chevy Caprice PPVs Arrive for Wash. Sheriff

July 24, 2012
The Yakima County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office took delivery of 17 Chevrolet Caprice patrol vehicles, replacing more than half its patrol fleet of Ford Crown Victorias.

Mass. Agency Chooses Chevy Caprice for Duty

July 24, 2012
Starting this fall, the look of police cruisers in Lowell, Mass., will begin to change dramatically as the department begins buying 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicles now that the ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria is out of production.
<p>Photo courtesy of PCSO.</p>

Calif. Sheriff Opts for Chevy Tahoe As New Patrol Vehicle

July 13, 2012
The Placer County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office chose the Chevrolet Tahoe for its superior handling, large cargo area, more power, and better fuel economy.
<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

Streamlight Introduces Solar Vehicle Panel

July 12, 2012
Streamlight has introduced the SolarStream, a supplemental solar charging panel for police vehicles. The SolarStream helps to offset battery drain from computer systems and other rechargeable electronics.

Ohio City To Install GPS Trackers on Cruisers

July 12, 2012
The Columbus, Ohio, City Council approved funding to equip its city fleet with GPS trackers that, if installed on police cruisers, would monitor officers for speeding, traveling to unauthorized locations, and idling.

New Jersey State Police Take Delivery of AW139 Helicopter

July 11, 2012
The AW139 is a twin-engined, 15-seat medium size helicopter with a five-bladed rotor and tricycle landing gear. It's suited for homeland security and search-and-rescue missions.

UC Berkeley Drops Plan to Buy Armored Vehicle

July 10, 2012
The University of California, Berkeley Police Department will not acquire an armored vehicle that it planned to procure using a federal grant, after campus administrators and city leaders nixed the plan.
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