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Rating the 2010 Patrol Cars
April 14, 2010
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department completed its annual evaluation of police vehicles and released separate reports on the motorcycles and patrol cars that POLICE Magazine obtained. We've given you the motorcycle evaluation. Now get ready for the patrol cars.
Officers Go Hands-on With 1911s at POLICE-TREXPO Range Day
April 6, 2010
Manufacturer reps from SIG Sauer, Kimber, DoubleStar, and others set up tables with 1911-type pistols, a few sniper rifles, and a custom AR-15.
Buying Surveillance Cars at Dealer Auctions
March 22, 2010
When the fleet manager for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department needs to replenish the agency's fleet of surveillance cars, he uses a method that other LE agencies may not know exists: He buys the cars at private dealer auctions.
NYPD Says FCC's Public Safety Broadband Network Plan Falls Short
February 25, 2010
The New York Police Department's Deputy Chief Charles Dowd called the FCC's plan "a red herring," because it doesn't give first-responders the kind of access that's needed during a crisis.
L.A. County Sheriff Releases 2010 Motorcycle Evaluation
February 19, 2010
Police riders evaluated five 2009/2010 model year motorcycles from Harley-Davidson, Honda, and BMW.
How To 'Hot Rod' Your Police Shotgun
February 10, 2010
The phrases "gun smithing" and "shotguns" may not immediately associate themselves in your mind. You may be more likely to take your 1911 pistol or rifle in for some custom work. Yet several specialists have carved out a niche delivering scatterguns that deliver higher performance.
H&K Is Developing Two More Patrol Carbines
January 27, 2010
When POLICE Magazine caught up with Heckler & Koch at SHOT Show 2010, a company rep gave us a few preliminary details about its MR rifles that should be available to law enforcement for testing and evaluation later this year.
San Jose Officers Begin Using Head-Mounted Cameras
January 14, 2010
The San Jose Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the country to deploy head-mounted video cameras on officers during a pilot program started late last year. The department implemented the new TASER AXON and Evidence.com system.
LAPD Selects BMW For Motor Patrol
January 7, 2010
The department is now taking delivery of the last of the 100 R1200 RT-P 2009 sport touring motorcycles, and will shift away from the Harley-Davidson cruisers that have been a staple of one of the nation's largest motor patrol units.
How to Become a Police Helicopter Pilot
December 30, 2009
Read this how-to guide for sworn officers in larger departments who dream of one day joining their agency's airborne unit.
Glock Will Bring Next-Gen Pistols to 2010 SHOT Show
December 17, 2009
So far, most of the online chatter about Glock's introduction of a "next-gen" line of pistols at the SHOT Show has been about ergonomics.
Watching Over Baby Jesus
December 9, 2009
To help catch nativity vandals, BrickHouse Security is offering GPS tracking devices that can be installed on Baby Jesus, wise men, or other figurines.
Texas Dealer Offers 400hp Dodge Challenger Patrol Car
December 7, 2009
One enterprising Chrysler dealer in Dallas is offering a custom "special service" version of the re-introduced Dodge Challenger muscle car for patrol that should put Texas-sized fear into the hearts and minds of traffic violators.
Remington May Bring 1911 Pistol to 2010 SHOT Show
December 1, 2009
The company best known for its pervasive Model 870 shotgun is testing a 1911-type pistol that may be ready to be introduced at the SHOT Show in January.
Michigan State Police Release 2010 Vehicle Test Results
November 16, 2009
The Michigan State Police driving unit has released the results from the evaluation of the 2010 models of the most widely used patrol vehicles. The 2010 Dodge Charger is a top performer.
Municipal Surveillance Lessons For LE
November 10, 2009
Municipal surveillance enabled by CCTV cameras, fingerprint readers and fiber-optics systems are helping two Texas law enforcement agencies identify suspects while solving crimes.
L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2010 Patrol Vehicles
October 26, 2009
Each year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pushes the new crop of patrol vehicles to their limit at a California speedway, as part of an annual performance and safety evaluation.
Motor Officers Compete To Become 'Top Gun' Rider
October 8, 2009
An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot lining the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity.
Detroit Cops Use OnStar For Stolen Vehicle Recovery
October 2, 2009
GM's OnStar is perhaps best known for providing turn-by-turn navigation and hands-free calls. But how about using it to recover a stolen vehicle?
Pittsburgh PD Uses Text Messaging During G-20 Protest
October 1, 2009
Part of the story of how the department kept protests from getting too unruly can be told by explaining a new text-messaging technology to share information about protester activities instantly within its own command structure, as well as with outside agencies.
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