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Ford May Introduce Taurus Patrol Car After Discontinuing Crown Vic In 2011

October 1, 2009
Several law enforcement agencies that annually purchase Ford's Crown Victoria Police Interceptor have been told the automaker may introduce a police version of its Taurus sedan for use as a patrol vehicle in late 2011, when the "Crown Vic" will no longer be produced, according to several reports.
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Baltimore Patrol Cars Return To Service After Fuel Contamination

September 27, 2009
A third of Baltimore's patrol fleet has returned to service, after a fuel-contamination incident at a city fueling station earlier in the week had briefly kept them out of service, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Lasering Police Copter

September 17, 2009
Pointing lasers at aircraft is extremely dangerous, and the pilot who was targeted by Balltazar Valladares, 30, said the incidents happen often in the Sacramento area.

Gamber-Johnson Announces New Mongoose Locking Slide Arm

September 16, 2009
Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounting solutions, announces the release of a new Locking Slide Arm, the Mongoose - a rugged mounting solution for cradles and docking stations.

Pro-gard Products Acquires AOI Electrical

September 15, 2009
Pro-gard Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of law enforcement vehicle equipment, has completed its acquisition of AOI Electrical, Inc., the leading manufacturer and supplier of airbag control (on/off) switches. AOI Electrical will operate as a subsidiary of Pro-gard Products.
California sold five high-mileage BMW motorcycles used by the California Highway Patrol at its "Great California Garage Sale" auction. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed one of the motorcycles. Photo courtesy of the state's DGS.

California Auctions Surplus CHP Vehicles

September 3, 2009
Five high-mileage BMW motorcycles used by the CHP were auctioned for $2,200 each. The motorcycles were from the 2002, 2003 and 2004 model years and had odometer readings of more than 100,000.

Fla. Woman Sets Deputy's Patrol Car Ablaze

August 26, 2009
Heather Nicole Peet, 19, is also being charged with aggravated assault on an officer, aggravated stalking, damage to property, and possession of a fire bomb.
A Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor used by the North Bend (Ore.) Police Department. Photo via North Bend PD.

Oregon Man Who Robbed Police Station Faces Nine Charges

August 20, 2009
A 26-year-old Oregon man will face nine charges related to his brazen robbery of the North Bend police station in which he made off with a police cruiser, two Tasers and a radio, the Register-Guard reports.

Baltimore Investigating Officers' Use of Police Helicopter for Marriage Proposal

August 18, 2009
Baltimore police officials are investigating why on-duty helicopter and marine officers helped a Baltimore County state delegate propose to his girlfriend by pretending to raid a boat they were aboard, the Baltimore Sun reports.

T3 Demonstrates Electric Stand-Up Vehicle For Policymakers

August 17, 2009
As a way to bring further awareness of its electric patrol vehicle to city and state policymakers with budget oversight, T3 Motion Inc. displayed its flagship T3 Series electric stand-up vehicles (ESV) for public and private sector leaders at a event in Beverly Hills in late July.
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