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Ga. Sheriff and Iowa PD Purchase Caprice PPVs

July 8, 2011
The Forsyth County (Ga.) Sheriff Department plans to replace its current fleet of 175 patrol vehicles with Chevrolet Caprice PPV patrol vehicles, according to a news release from General Motors.

N.J. Borough's Cops Protest Take-Home Vehicle Cutback

July 2, 2011
The borough council meeting in Manville, N.J., drew a crowd of police officers and firefighters who protested a resolution that would have limited take-home use of borough vehicles.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police Lose Take-Home Vehicles

July 1, 2011
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) Police Lodge 34 lost its bid to force state officials to provide them with take-home vehicles as part of an agreement made during Gov. Robert Ehrlich's administration, according to court documents.

Kustom Signals Announces Winners of Police Motorcycle Competition

July 1, 2011
Seventeen Kansas and Missouri police agencies attended the event with 32 competitors. In all, 155 people turned out for the first-time event, including Lenexa Mayor Michael Boehm and State Senator Julia Lynn.

Louisiana Officer Lost Control of Cruiser After Hitting Bicycle

June 27, 2011
Officer Russell A. George was traveling south on U.S. 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. After striking a bicycle that was on the pavement in an inside lane, Officer George lost control of his vehicle, which began spinning and then veered off the right side of the highway.

California Sheriff Updates Patrol Car Look

June 20, 2011
The Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is updating its new patrol vehicles to black and white and will add new decals.
<p><em><strong>The U.S. Capitol Police's new cruiser design. Photo: USCP.</strong></em></p>

U.S. Capitol Police Redesign Cruisers

June 14, 2011
The timing was right for the U.S. Capitol Police to launch a new look for their patrol cars, as the agency began replacing its entire fleet of 201 patrol vehicles.
<p><em><strong>Photo: GM/Chevy.</strong></em></p>

Chevy Upgrades Powertrain on 2012 Impala Police

June 10, 2011
The new engine and six-speed automatic transmission produces 302 hp and is rated to achieve a fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway — a 3 mpg improvement over previous Impala models. The 2012 Impala can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, according to the automaker.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Portland Police Bureau.</strong></em></p>

Portland Police Unveil Redesigned Patrol Cars

June 8, 2011
The new cars will be solid blue with white wrapped doors that display the words "Portland Police" and the slogan, "Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve." A red rose appears between the words "protect" and "dedicated" on the vehicle.

Injured Tenn. Officer May be Disciplined for Not Wearing Seat Belt

June 6, 2011
A Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report indicates Officer Frank Hernandez wasn't wearing his seat belt when he was involved in a crash with Murfreesboro resident Khamphan Phanthala, who the THP report indicates was at fault in the crash.
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