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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.

Bell Sells Two 412EP Helicopters to NYPD

June 8, 2009
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the sale of two 412EP helicopters to the New York Police Department (NYPD) for use as air-sea rescue helicopters.

Philly Police Deploy Segway Patrols

June 3, 2009

The Philadelphia Police Department began using Segway personal transporters on Tuesday to patrol areas of the city about a year after an initial test, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Arizona Man with Police Siren Pulls Over Off-Duty Officer

May 15, 2009
Officer Matt Lydic said a man driving a black Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor model turned on a police siren while driving behind him, authorities said. Lydic pulled over to the side of the road believing there was an emergency vehicle he couldn't see. The driver pulled up beside him and told him to slow down.
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