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N.C. Agency Saves on Fuel Costs With Idle Reduction System, Propane Vehicles

August 27, 2012
The Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department has saved more than $22,000 through the use of propane autogas in 20 vehicles, and it expects savings of $63,000 through the use of Energy Xtreme Battery Systems anti-idling devices on 29 vehicles.

Video: Md. Cop Killed In Crash

August 20, 2012
A Prince George's County (Md.) Police officer died in a crash Monday, after a reckless driver ran his cruiser off the road. Officer Adrian Morris, 23, was ejected from the driver's seat of the vehicle and suffered severe head trauma.

Ore. Sheriff Tests Fuel-Saving Device

August 15, 2012
The Douglas County (Ore.) Sheriff's Department is testing a device called a Smart Emissions Reducer on its vehicles in order to save money on fuel and cut emissions.
<p>Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet.</p>

G.M. Recalls Chevy Impala Patrol Cars

August 13, 2012
General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala patrol cars in North America because the lower front control arms could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects Impala police vehicles from model years 2008 to 2012.

Fla. Agencies Buy Diverse Vehicles for Unmarked Fleet

August 10, 2012
Two Florida law enforcement agencies are purchasing Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Elantra, and other models of unmarked vehicles to diversify their fleets and blend in among criminals.
<p>Screenshot via <a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB0pwLWG3LE&amp;feature=player_embedded&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>WPTZ</a>.</p>

Vermont Cruiser Crusher Pleads Not Guilty

August 7, 2012
The Vermont farmer accused of flattening seven Orleans County Sheriff's cruiser in a tractor rampage pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday and remains in custody with a $50,000 bail.

Ky. Department Shifts To Dodge Chargers

August 6, 2012
The Hazard (Ky.) Police Department is replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet with Dodge Chargers, beginning with the purchase of five vehicles. Sgt. Paul Campbell told the newspaper that the department chose the Charger because of its fuel economy and speed.

Angry Vt. Farmer Charged with Driving Tractor Over 7 Sheriff's Vehicles

August 3, 2012
A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport, Vt., by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.

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.
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