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Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast

February 11, 2014
We published the 100th "Shots Fired" feature in September. We've decided to present these features of officers under fire as monthly audio podcasts.

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

December 5, 2013
This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

November 5, 2013

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will offer at least one police vehicle in an all-wheel or four-wheel-drive configuration.

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

October 21, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference in Philadelphia that showcase a high-tech, less-cluttered patrol car of the future.

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

October 15, 2013
We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may be on the way. We picked three motor officers in Southern California to profile three widely used cycles.

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released

October 11, 2013
Three newcomers to the police motorcycle market fared well during the Michigan State Police's annual evaluation of law enforcement vehicles that takes place each September.

The Detroit Blues

October 10, 2013

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released

October 9, 2013
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit valuated 12 sedans and three pursuit-rated utility models available to police agencies for the 2014 model year.

Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

September 27, 2013
The Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department issued 1962 Chrysler Newport sedans that offered deputies a 5.9-liter, V-8 (361 CID) rear-wheel powertrain with push button transmission. The engine was rated at 265 hp.

Using a Ford E-Series Van for Prisoner Transport

September 23, 2013
Rather than investing in a heavy duty bus, the Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has converted more economical Ford E-Series vans to round up disorderly college drunks and other scofflaws at chaotic scenes.

Officer Connectivity On Display at APCO

August 27, 2013
On-body video systems, broadband LTE networks and hardware, P25 Phase 2 radios and even biometric monitoring systems are entering the market at a rapid clip to help law enforcement officers gather intelligence and quickly process that information in a command center.

CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement

August 21, 2013
An Oakland Harley-Davidson dealer has begun delivering Harley-Davidson police motorcycles to the California Highway Patrol following a contract with the agency to provide up to 400 new motorcycles.

ATF's Tactical Medic Program

August 18, 2013

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

July 31, 2013
Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.

Identifying Counterfeit Products

July 25, 2013
The global business of counterfeit goods has reached more than $700 billion a year. Craig Crosby, a retired officer, has launched The Counterfeit Report, a website with reference material on more than 200 commercially available brands.

Victory's Stealth Police Motorcycle

July 17, 2013
Stealth motorcycles may be less common, but that could change. Victory Motorcycles has introduced a stealth version of their Commander I police motorcycle. The cycle's black-out paint scheme gives it a smoother, more polished look.

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

July 3, 2013
The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad

June 26, 2013
In March, the NYPD revamped its Highway Division Accident Investigation Squad, beefing up staffing, adding higher-tech tools, and broadening its mission to respond to serious, as well as fatal, crashes. The unit also got a new name: the Collision Investigation Squad.

How to Listen to PoliceMag.com Podcasts

June 13, 2013
Whether you're stuck in traffic on the way home from a shift or mowing your lawn on a Saturday, POLICE podcasts offer another great way to connect with the community of cops.

U.S. Army Cancels Carbine Replacement Initiative

May 31, 2013
The M4 has become the U.S. Army's standard-issue combat rifle, and it's also a popular choice for SWAT operators, patrol officers, and federal agents. And it looks like law enforcement will continue to choose it for some time to come.
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