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LAPD's Next-Generation Chevy Caprice

July 21, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department's "smart car" concept for its next patrol cruiser may not be able to outmaneuver the Batmobile, yet it's loaded with enough high-tech features to catch plenty of non-comic book crooks.

Code 3: The Hazards of Friendly Police Units

July 11, 2011
Hazards from other responding units include a neurological response known as "auditory exclusion" that may limit the officer's ability to hear another unit's sirens.

BMW Considers Sport Bike for Police Market

June 30, 2011
BMW plans to field-test a sport bike now being used by police agencies in Europe as an off-road option for American law enforcement. BMW is currently selling a civilian version of its F800-GS in the United States, and could easily convert it for police use, the company's law enforcement manager tells POLICE Magazine.

How Is Your Agency Choosing Its New Patrol Car?

June 29, 2011
Our compatriots at Government Fleet (a sister publication of POLICE) asked fleet managers how they're choosing their new pursuit vehicle, and published their responses at the Anonymous Public Fleet Manager blog. While the responses shouldn't be taken as a scientific survey, the anecdotal answers do shed light on the decision-making process.

Video: National Police Week's Officers of the Month

June 23, 2011
National Police Week also reminds us of the close calls of officers whose actions put them on the winning side, such as the NLEOMF's officers of the month, which are honored at a luncheon. We captured five of these stories on video, as POLICE Editor David Griffith sat down to interview these officers.

A New (Old) Approach to Crimefighting In Chicago

June 13, 2011
The city's new top cop is implementing a more traditional policing approach, by stressing the need for resources to be in the hands of district commanders to use as they see fit in the neighborhoods they oversee.

Video: Need To Open Up a Building Wall?

May 27, 2011
The BatCat — formerly known as the Bomb Assault Tactical Control Assessment Tool — is a massive automated robot that can be operated remotely and is part-truck and part-tractor. A telescoping arm can bring a claw, forklift or bucket up to 50 feet.

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

May 19, 2011
Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.

Krav Maga for Women in LE

May 5, 2011
Krava Maga is a hand-to-hand combat system that teaches striking, wrestling, and grappling and it has been adopted by many law enforcement trainers as an effective approach for street fights and jail scuffles. It offers plenty of tools to the smaller deputy or officer who finds herself under attack by a larger suspect.

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement

May 4, 2011

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

April 25, 2011
Drivers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's annual vehicle testing provided driving notes, which are concise observations that read like a Zagat restaurant review entry, as one element of their evaluation of the performance and safety features of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV, 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit, and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedan.

Ramifications of the Dodger Stadium Beating

April 15, 2011
The response by Chief Charlie Beck and Dodger owner Frank McCourt to the brutal beating of Bryan Stow didn't particularly sit well with Jack Dunphy, the pseudonym of the active LAPD officer who writes a police blog at Pajamas Media.

Military Surplus Vehicles Aid the Fight

April 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies with these special missions can apply and acquire vehicles deemed military surplus for next to nothing. The vehicles usually require work to make them duty ready. Yet, the Department of Defense's 1033 program, as it is known, offers agencies access to military-grade equipment.

Should Patrol Cars Be More Fuel Efficient?

March 31, 2011
Without releasing specific mpg ratings for its new patrol vehicles, the company announced the sedan would offer a 20% improvement on fuel usage over the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer

March 10, 2011
The ZG1400 Enforcer adds "drop bars" to protect the bike during cone-pattern training and cuts back to one battery to power its electronic police gear. The bike arrives with a radio kill switch so an officer can preserve battery life when booking a subject or processing a DUI.

Kel-Tec Incorporates SHOT Feedback Into KSG

March 3, 2011
Kel-Tec is incorporating feedback from users into its KSG, 14-round shotgun, including adjusting the trigger reset, adding a pump-lock switch, including a rail-mounted hand stop and including indicator holes in the mag tube.

The Hazards of Flash-Bangs

February 28, 2011
The death of a veteran North Carolina SWAT officer from a flash-bag device is surprising. However, it should be pointed out that the devices pack a punch — heat exceeding 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, a blast reaching 175 decibels and a flash of 1 million Candle-power.

NYPD's Aviation Unit

February 24, 2011
The NYPD's aviation unit deploys its high-tech tools and operates as a regional resource to provide mutual aid to smaller surrounding agencies.

Glide Cruisers for Campus Patrol

February 11, 2011
The Defender is the base cruiser with a 48-volt motor, 15Ah Lithium battery, and 25-mile range. The Enforcer adds a higher-capacity battery (20Ah Lithium), extending the range to 30 miles. Both can reach a top speed of 32 mph.

Texas Agency's Auxiliary Charging Keeps Cruisers Running

January 28, 2011
The Tomball PD implemented a plug-in solution that feeds enough juice to cruiser batteries when they're parked, and conditions the batteries so they don't overcharge, giving the cars just the right electrical charge to power the vehicle, low-voltage Whelen LED light bars, Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) and radio gear.
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