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LAPD Acquires Tractor for Mounted Unit

January 31, 2013
A new tractor is for the department's Mounted Platoon, which has about 30 horses on two acres in Atwater Village, just east of the 5 freeway and Griffith Park.

Man Carjacks Nevada Patrolman's Cruiser, Kills Self

January 30, 2013
Northern Nevada investigators say the man who hijacked a state trooper's cruiser and used the patrolman's shotgun to carjack another car before allegedly committing suicide appears to have died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

N.C. County Gets Patrol Cars It Didn’t Order

January 30, 2013
The Scotland County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office received eight brand new, decaled patrol vehicles from a local Ford dealership earlier this month—but officials are saying they never purchased the vehicles.

Iowa City Reconsiders Patrol Car Choice

January 30, 2013
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is re-evaluating its decision to go with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV as its primary patrol car. The city originally purchased seven Caprice PPVs in late 2012 but since then has been testing Ford's and Chrysler's latest police models.
<p>Photo courtesy of Federal Signal.</p>

Federal Signal Introduces SpectraLux ILS Lighting

January 29, 2013
Federal Signal has introduced the SpectraLux ILS vehicle lighting that's ideal for the most popular undercover and highway vehicle applications, according to the company.
<p>Screenshot via WTAE.</p>

Insurer Auctions Slain Pa. Cop's Cruiser

January 29, 2013
Officials in Penn Hills, Pa., said they were disturbed that the city's insurance company posted a slain officer's cruiser for online auction.
<p>Photo via Bell Helicopter.</p>

HF Antenna Improves Bell 407's Radio Reception

January 10, 2013
Bell Helicopter, through its Aeronautical Accessories brand, has introduced an HF antenna for the Bell 407, after receiving approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Prosecutor: Teens Caught Rapping, Dancing on Cruiser

January 10, 2013
Stomping and dancing atop a police car during an amateur rap video shoot caused about $3,000 damage and resulted in misdemeanor vandalism charges for an 18-year-old San Francisco man, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
<p>Screenshot via WCAX.</p>

Court: Vt. Cruiser Crusher Mentally Incompetent

January 10, 2013
The Vermont man who used his father's tractor to crush seven police vehicles has been found mentally incompetent and will receive treatment rather than face criminal charges.
<p>Photo courtesy of Code 3.</p>

Code 3 Introduces Ford PI Side Marker Light

January 9, 2013
Code 3 has introduced the Side Marker light kit for the Ford Police Interceptor sedan. These lights are designed to fit in Ford's existing side marker light units.
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