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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.

Video: Md. Police Ram Stolen Cruiser

July 10, 2012
A Maryland man who allegedly smoked PCP held his mother at gunpoint and exchanged fire with Prince George's County Police officers, before stealing a police cruiser and leading officers on a pursuit.
<p>Screenshot: NBC10</p>

N.J. Officer Killed In Early Morning Wreck

July 9, 2012
Officer Christopher Reeves died at the scene following the crash at 3rd and Broad streets. Officer Reeves' partner, Officer Jonathan Seidel, was seriously injured in the crash

eCycle Introduces Low Voltage A/C For Police Vehicles

July 6, 2012
eCycle Inc. has a low-voltage air-conditioning module for police and other municipal vehicles. The affordable, efficient DC air-conditioning solution produces up to 16,000 BTU per hour and can be easily installed in virtually any vehicle, according to the company.
<p>Photo: Michigan State Police</p>

NYPD Picks Ford P.I. Sedan As New Patrol Car

July 3, 2012
The city has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase Ford's P.I. sedan or Ford's P.I. Utility for patrol officers. The NYPD's Support Services Bureau has begun developing a contract to purchase the vehicles from a New York dealer.

States Scale Back Aircraft for Catching Speeders

July 2, 2012
New York, California, and Virginia are among several states to scale back the use of aircraft for traffic enforcement in recent years because of budget cuts or concerns about cost-effectiveness
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