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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.

Building a Better Patrol Car: Carbon Motors E7

July 16, 2009

The Carbon Motors E7 prototype patrol vehicle looks something like a cross between an exotic sports car and a prop vehicle from a science fiction film. As collaboration between law enforcement officers and forward-thinking auto executives, the car is scheduled to be produced in 2012. A 3.0-liter clean-diesel engine powers a vehicle the company says may deliver 300 hp. Listen to our interview with Stacy Dean Stephens, the former Texas patrol officer who envisioned the car. We featured the car in the February 2009 issue.

Electric Vehicles

July 10, 2009

Current trends indicate that saving money and improving community relations will continue to drive law enforcement policy decisions for the foreseeable future. Following this train of thought, vehicles that run on electricity instead of gasoline and operate at lower speeds conducive to personal interaction are good news for both public safety and the public. Fortunately, there are several options available to agencies looking to take advantage of these innovative modes of transportation.

International Patrol

July 9, 2009

Whereas the Dodge Charger and Ford Crown Victoria have been staple patrol cars in the United States, police agencies outside of the country use BMW, Subaru, Skoda and a variety of other automaker brands for officers on the job. Check out some of the more colorful international vehicles patrolling cities in Europe, Canada and other areas. In one instance, a Canadian agency is taking a progressive approach by using an electric vehicle.

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.

NYPD Adds 40 Hybrid Cars to Fleet

May 8, 2009
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) deployed 40 hybrid vehicles to help green its fleet of patrol cars, bringing its number of hybrid vehicles to more than 100.

TREXPO West 2009: Best of Show

May 1, 2009

Some impressive inventions were on display April 1–2 at the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center. Companies displayed and sold their wares, many of which were interesting solutions to everyday problems in law enforcement.

Electric Enforcement

April 1, 2009

What truly sets all of T3 Motion's vehicles apart is an innovative "power management system."

Green Wheels

February 1, 2009

Current trends indicate that saving money and improving community relations will continue to drive law enforcement policy decisions for the foreseeable future. Following this train of thought, vehicles that run on electricity instead of gasoline and operate at lower speeds conducive to personal interaction are good news for both public safety and the public.

IACP 2008: Best of Show

January 1, 2009

As exemplified by IACP 2008 held in San Diego in November, IACP tends to be about big ticket items: vehicles, software, video systems. This year's IACP was no exception.

Rapid Transit

May 1, 2008

With only two wheels and a gyroscope balance system, Segway's Personal Transporter (PT) was a hard sell for some as a viable patrol vehicle. But it's certainly caught on in the last few years.

2007 Michigan Vehicle Tests

May 1, 2007

Every fall, law enforcement vehicles are tested by two of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies: the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police. This year, Ford brought a hybrid vehicle.

Segway Human Transporter Police Package

December 1, 2005
Segway recently introduced the Segway Human Transporter (HT) i180 Police package. The Police package is based on the Segway HT i180 with lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries and includes a complete set of accessories that are designed to enhance patrol and community policing applications of the Segway HT. The i180 Police package includes a Segway handlebar guard, a quick time-out key, reflective trim, Segway comfort mat, Segway 12.0 handlebar bag, Segway 25.0 cargo system, and an LED tail light.

How To Start a Bicycle Patrol Unit

May 1, 2004

Today, more and more departments all over the world are adding bicycles to their arsenal of tools. Like any new tool or method, of course, barriers must be torn down. In the case of bicycles, the old attitude is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when starting a bike patrol unit.

Motor Scooter

April 1, 2003
Great for security and parking-meter patrols, the 15-Series Motor Scooter comes equipped with automatic transmission, a step-through frame, and 16-inch wheels. The scooter is powered by a 150cc, 1 cylinder, fuel-injected 4-stroke engine and features an electric start and hydraulic front and rear disc brakes.

Cops on Bikes

December 1, 2001

It might look easy, but you better be ready for training and lots of exercise before you trade in your cruiser for two wheels.

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