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Zero Motorcycle redesigned and upgraded its DS (pair shown) electric motorcycle. Photo courtesy of Zero.

Zero Upgrades Electric Motorcycles for 2011

February 9, 2011
The Zero S and Zero DS have been given a new look; and the street and dual sport models will become the world's first production electric motorcycles to feature a maintenance-free belt drive system. Zero has also increased the capacity of the power packs by 12.5% to extend the motorcycles' range.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Questions Troopers' Take-Home Vehicles

February 7, 2011
The Cuomo administration says it's looking at whether New York state needs to buy, fuel and maintain nearly 60,000 vehicles in fleets, including nearly 3,500 trooper cars. About half of those vehicle are assigned to investigators and command officers.
Photo courtesy of American Eurocopter.

Texas DPS Adds Two AS350 B3 Helicopters

February 5, 2011
In addition to law enforcement and patrol missions, the mission scope of Texas DPS now includes search and rescue, tactical operations and homeland security missions throughout the state. The AS350 B3 copters will give Texas DPS additional payload, range and endurance to enhance their capacity to respond to these vital missions.
Photo courtesy of Go Rhino.

Go Rhino Unveils Pair of New Heavy Duty Partitions

February 5, 2011
Go Rhino! has unveiled two new heavy duty partitions for patrol vehicles, including a sliding window partition, as well as a 50/50 partition with a flat- or recessed-panel option.

Illinois Police Deploy Snowmobiles After Blizzard Hits

February 4, 2011
Two snowmobiles owned by the Round Lake Park (Ill.) Police Department were put into service Wednesday afternoon to assist with some 40 vehicles that had slid off roadways.

Vegas Officers Put On Leave After Arizona Joyride

February 2, 2011
Officers Brad Gallup and Jake Grunwald will remain on paid leave during the investigation. The officers were caught speeding in a marked patrol vehicle by a Mohave County Sheriff's deputy.

S.C. Cop Crashed Cruiser Off-Duty While DUI

February 2, 2011
Former North Charleston (S.C.) Police Officer Nicholas Lomma violated several agency policies, including driving a city vehicle while intoxicated and driving a city vehicle outside a 10-mile radius of the city limits while off duty.
The Albuquerque PD reinstated take-home vehicles for its officers, which would include these motor units. Photo via Flickr (Jim Legans, Jr.).

Albuquerque Reinstates Take-Home Patrol Vehicles

February 1, 2011
In exchange for revisions to the take-home car program, the APOA gave up retention bonuses for veteran officers (costing about $750,000 annually), loan reimbursements (costing $83,000), and mortgage incentives for signing a seven-year commitment (costing $98,000).

Faro Celebrates 30 Years With Custom Motorcycle

January 26, 2011
With the FaroArm, craftsmen are able to digitize the exact shape and placement of components, virtually eliminating the need to trace and create cardboard templates.

L.A. County Sheriff Hires Hanger One To Equip New Copters

January 26, 2011
Hangar One will add a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera system with live video-feed down-linking to each craft. An on-board GPS-based mapping system and multi-band digital radio communications will allow the aircrew to provide real-time support to law enforcement personnel and operational command centers.
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