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Missouri Chief Killed After Losing Control of Cruiser

August 28, 2010
It is believed that Fricke's patrol car went off the roadway at about 10:30 a.m., and that he over-corrected, causing his vehicle to cross the highway and strike a utility pole.
Chrysler has unveiled its 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit Arrives By End of Year

August 26, 2010
The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is expected to offer a sizable boost in horsepower for the six-cylinder police Charger. Chrysler is not giving details at this time, but the same engine is currently available in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it generates 290 horsepower.

Harley Donates Bike for Law Enforcement Museum Raffle

August 25, 2010
The Harley-Davidson motorcycle has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $18,402, and only 6,000 raffle tickets are being printed.

Granite Tactical Vehicles Will Offer ROCK To LE

August 21, 2010
After more than six years of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the ROCK is ready to meet the increasing needs of American law enforcement facing threats at U.S. borders.

LE Agencies Increasingly Using Unmarked Cars To Nab Speeders

August 11, 2010
To reduce speeding-related deaths, state and local agencies are using unmarked patrol cars, sports cars and "ghost" cruisers with obscure law enforcement markings that can only be seen close up.

LEO Vehicle Deaths Increase 80% In Past Three Decades

August 4, 2010
Since the late 1990s, half of all LEO deaths are due to vehicle accidents. During that time frame, 24 percent of the vehicle deaths (in 353 crashes) involved the officer being ejected from the vehicle, indicating a seat belt was not in use.

Stolen Cruiser Involved In 5-Car Crash May Have Been Left Running

July 27, 2010
James Lloyd Robinson III has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing the vehicle and leading police on a pursuit that reached speeds exceeding 120 mph. The collision ended the chase.
Photo via General Motors/Chevrolet.

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Models Available In October and January

July 27, 2010
Law enforcement agencies can begin placing orders for the detective version of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) in October and the police package in January, General Motors has announced.
Photo via Larson Electronics.

Larson Electronics' Releases Explosion-Proof Lights For Hazardous Areas

July 26, 2010
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has added several two-foot LED lights that are certified as explosion-proof and could be used by a law enforcement agency in its aircraft maintenance facility.

Lenco Bearcat Arrives For California Agency

July 15, 2010
The 18,000-pound special purpose vehicle cost $242,909 and was funded with a homeland security grant. The vehicle is set on a Ford F-550 chassis and can withstand a blast from an explosive device, as well as any available non-military grade munitions.
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