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U.S. CBP Unveils High-Tech Vessel

August 14, 2009
With a crew of four, the test vessel has a range of 400 nautical miles, deploying for up to 10 hours at a cruising speed of 40 knots. The vessel can reach a top speed of 65 knots, or 75 miles per hour.

SoundOff Signal Acquires Exclusive License Rights to 911EP Products

August 11, 2009
SoundOff Signal, a leading manufacturer of lighting and safety products for emergency, bus, and commercial vehicles, announced that it has contracted with Safariland to assume responsibility for the sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, and service of the 911EP product line. This license agreement also extends to the related 911EP trademarks and technology.
The Dallas Police Department uses Bell 206B3 helicopters similar to the one seen in this photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter.

Dallas PD Helicopter Unit Celebrates 40th Year

August 10, 2009
The Dallas Police Department's helicopter patrol unit is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Carbon Motors Corp.'s E7 patrol vehicle makes an appearance outside the Indiana Statehouse in May.

Carbon Motors Will Produce E7 In Indiana

July 30, 2009
Carbon Motors Corp. has announced it will use a former Visteon manufacturing site in Connorsville, Ind., to produce its E7 patrol car.

Force 911 Installs Hybrid Propane Fuel Units for Georgia Sheriff's Department

July 30, 2009
Force 911 completed the installation of 30 hybrid propane fuel systems for the Jackson County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department. The fuel conversions create a dual fuel system in each vehicle, allowing it to run on traditional gasoline or propane gas.
Photo courtesy of NYPD.

NYPD to Retrofit New Hybrid Patrol Cars

July 30, 2009
The New York Police Department's trial program of using 58 hybrid Nissan Altimas as patrol vehicles has hit a minor snag, as officers are reporting their duty handguns catching on the seats as they exit the vehicle, the New York Times reports.

Handcuffed Suspect Steals Patrol Car

July 28, 2009
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is searching for Todd Martin, a 38-year-old man who stole a patrol car and drove away overnight, despite being handcuffed by a deputy, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Kustom Signals Improves Digital Eyewitness In-Car Video System with Slimline DVD+R

July 23, 2009
Kustom Signals has improved the versatility of its popular DVD+R media option by introducing the new Slimline drive for use with the Digital Eyewitness ION Eclipse in-car video system.

Georgia Sheriff Adds 30 Hybrid Propane Patrol Vehicles

July 23, 2009
Force 911 has completed the installation of 30 hybrid propane fuel systems for Jackson County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department. The fuel conversions create a dual fuel system in each vehicle, allowing it to run on traditional gasoline or propane gas. The county was able to purchase the propane fuel systems using seized drug funds.

Texas Sheriff Cancels Drone Planes After Fed Feedback

June 16, 2009

The Collin County Sheriff's Department's plan to buy several unmanned aircraft for surveillance has been grounded, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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