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<p><em><strong>One of the Chicago PD's three new vessels is shown on a monitor at a press conference unveiling the patrol boats. Photo: Chicago PD.</strong></em></p>

Chicago Police Add Three Vessels To Patrol City Waterways

August 4, 2011
The Chicago PD acquired a 27-foot Defender model boat, as well as two 44-foot Archangel vessels built to the specifications of the department. The vessels were purchased with a $3.25-million port security grant.

Stealth Introduces Night Hawk 4x4

July 29, 2011
The Night Hawk features a 72-volt, 30-hp electric motor that generates 130 ft. lbs. of peak torque. The high-capacity, 12-volt deep-cycle batteries provide a 30-plus-mile range on a full charge. The vehicle arrives with a dash-mounted battery fuel gauge.

Former Miami Beach Cop Charged In ATV Crash

July 26, 2011
The Miami Beach Police officer who plowed over two people during a sandy joyride was charged with drunk and reckless driving.

Bell Helicopter Training Academy Launches Tactical Flight Officer Course

July 20, 2011
The two-part Bell Helicopter Tactical Flight Officer course includes an online academic session and resident hands-on training that presents officers with the "practical skills and active engagement needed for aerial mission success in a safe and controlled environment," according to a release.
<p><em><strong>Photo: GM/Chevrolet</strong></em></p>

NYPD Acquires Electric Chevy Volts

July 14, 2011
The New York Police Department added 50 Chevrolet Volts to its fleet as part of a fleet greening initiative by the city. The Volt will be the first electric vehicle used by the NYPD, which also uses electric scooters and golf carts. The vehicles are part of an effort to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and gasoline consumption.
<p><em><strong>Photo: T3 Motion.</strong></em></p>

Washington Agency Adds T3 for Downtown Patrol

July 14, 2011
The Bellevue (Wash.) Police Department has added a T3 Motion Law Enforcement vehicle to more effectively patrol the city's downtown core. The Bellevue Police Foundation donated the $13,166 to fund the purchase.

ZuluLog.com Introduces Aviation Software for Law Enforcement

July 8, 2011
The new service is built specifically for police and emergency response agencies, and allows tracking of all aspects of missions, pilots, aircraft, maintenance, and scheduling, as well as secure document management.

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.
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