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LEAs 'Creep' Toward Twin-Engine Helicopters

October 12, 2010
American law enforcement, unlike European counterparts, hasn't exclusively shifted away from single-engine choppers, Larry Roberts, a Bell Helicopter senior vice president, told POLICE on Tuesday.

Kawasaki Edges BMW at Michigan State Police Motorcycle Test

September 21, 2010
The Kawasaki Concours 14P recorded the highest speed of the four two-wheel vehicles tested, reaching 131 mph on the 4.8-mile speedway at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

Next-Gen Patrol Cars Raise the Bar in Michigan

September 20, 2010
During the Michigan State Police's annual testing, which was covered live by POLICE Magazine in Chelsea, the Chevrolet Caprice and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedans were the top four-wheel performers, according to preliminary results.

Can Ford Sustain Its Dominance of the LE Vehicle Market?

August 31, 2010
Ford has maintained more than 70 percent of the market for law enforcement vehicles for the past 15 years, and now faces stiff new competition from other Detroit automakers.

Michigan State Police Will Test Five New-Vehicle Introductions

August 16, 2010
Overall, 14 patrol cars, the pursuit-rated Chevy Tahoe and four motorcycles will be evaluated for acceleration, top speed, and brake testing on Sept. 18 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

2011 Chevy Caprice: Detective Package

July 30, 2010
The detective model includes a traditional center console and floor shifter, whereas the patrol vehicle has an open center console with a shift lever strategically placed on the floor to provide space for police equipment.

Detecting the Origin of Gunshots

July 29, 2010
Gunshot detection is possible with the system that involves the installation of small auditory sensors—16 per square mile—in areas where gunfire is more common.

Nogales PD: On the Front Lines of the Drug War

July 22, 2010
Nogales PD officers have heard the hiss of cartel death threats, and are ever watchful of the dangers presented to them when on patrol. Since Chief Jeffrey Kirkham took over in January, the department has made important strides.

Flying a Helicopter: Three Inputs

July 19, 2010
Flying a helicopter is a multitasking challenge that requires a pilot to manipulate a trio of inputs to control the direction, air speed and altitude of the airship.

9 Ways to Improve Coordination With Helicopter Units

July 19, 2010
Read these nine pointers for patrol officers to improve your working relationship with the sky patrol during pursuits, surveillance or other joint missions.

Hidden Drugs In Vehicle 'Traps'

July 6, 2010

These hidden compartments for cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine were discovered during "Project Deliverance," a multi-agency operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration from its Special Operations Division center near D.C.

What a Motor Officer Sees

June 29, 2010
Of course, the cameras are usually mounted lower to the ground, rather than to the officer's helmet, but this video gives a fairly good approximation of what a motor officer sees while riding a cone pattern.

Using the iPhone For Field IDs

June 23, 2010
In addition to asking for a driver's license, the officer would use the iPhone to photograph the suspect's face and iris (the colored ring around the pupil). It would allow officers to verify a suspect's identification and perhaps avoid dragging them back to the station.

LAPD Hollywood's Vice Unit

June 11, 2010
The movie industry has helped make Hollywood a much more seductive idea than physical destination and, more recently, has exposed the underbelly as well. Hollywood's streets often become "tracks" for street prostitutes, and boisterous nightclubs shun operating rules.

L.A. Sheriff Gets $56.7 Million To Replace Helicopter Fleet

June 9, 2010
The existing patrol fleet will be replaced by at least 12, but likely 14, Eurocopter A350 Astar craft. A trio of Sikorsky craft will continue to be used for search and rescue.

Unmanned Aircraft Gather Intel In Texas

May 27, 2010
These aircraft are flown remotely by a pair of pilots at ground control stations essentially using a high-tech flight simulator. The drones have a 66-foot wingspan and are powered by a turboprop engine at the rear. Fuel capacity supports 20 hours of flying time.

History of America's First Motorized Patrol Vehicle

May 18, 2010
The Akron Police Department claims this historic distinction with an electric-powered patrol wagon produced in 1899.

Police Unity Tour's Wheels Spin for Fallen Officers

May 12, 2010
Lakewood (Wash.) Police Sgt. Mark Eakes carried more than just a memory of fellow Sgt. Mark Renninger as he peddled the 320 miles of the Police Unity Ride from New Jersey to D.C. during National Police Week.

Grille-Mounted GPS-Tag Launcher Gives Officers Alternative to Pursuits

April 27, 2010
Each year, about 360 people are killed during police pursuits. About a third of those are bystanders, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Daryl Gates and the Origins of LAPD SWAT

April 16, 2010
He may not have invented SWAT. Yet Gates was intricately involved in its creation, and like all great leaders in organizations who are presented with a great idea, he provided the push needed to get it implemented.
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