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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.

California Sheriff Updates Patrol Car Look

June 20, 2011
The Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is updating its new patrol vehicles to black and white and will add new decals.

U.S. Capitol Police Redesign Cruisers

June 14, 2011
The timing was right for the U.S. Capitol Police to launch a new look for their patrol cars, as the agency began replacing its entire fleet of 201 patrol vehicles.

Portland Police Unveil Redesigned Patrol Cars

June 8, 2011
The new cars will be solid blue with white wrapped doors that display the words "Portland Police" and the slogan, "Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve." A red rose appears between the words "protect" and "dedicated" on the vehicle.

Texas Agency Seeks Purchase of 176 Crown Vics

April 20, 2011
The Austin (Texas) Police Department has requested $4.5 million from its city to purchase 179 Ford Crown Vic cruisers in the final year of production.

Mississippi Sheriff To Replace Crown Vics with Tahoes

March 25, 2011
The eight new SUVs are also better suited for the rugged, rural roads of the jurisdiction, according to Sheriff Jim Johnson. The Tahoes have a larger gas tank and get 15 MPG compared to the 12 MPG delivered by the Ford Crown Vic.

Police Officers Test-Drive 2012 Ford Police Interceptors

March 7, 2011
In the videos, officers drive the new Police Interceptors, which debut later this year, in a series of competitive driving exercises against the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit.

Knox County Approves 65 Ford CVPIs for Sheriff

February 28, 2011
Commissioner Amy Broyles has pointed out that the County Commission has under-funded the sheriff's office for several years, which has led to the need to replace these vehicles.

California Governor Curtails CHP's Purchase of New Patrol Vehicles

February 15, 2011
The California Highway Patrol's Capt. Bill Peters, commander of the CHP's Fleet Operations Section, is lobbying for more than half of an order of about 750 patrol cars for 2011 that has stalled due to the state's economic woes.

California Sheriff To Add 359 Final Model Year Crown Vics

January 15, 2011
The fleet purchase will ensure consistent use of the Crown Victorias for three to four years, which will save money as worn-out patrol units are retired, and their parts are recycled and installed in the newer vehicles, sheriff's officials said.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2011-12 Patrol Vehicles

November 18, 2010
The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.

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.

Manufacturers Debut Next Generation of Police Cars

June 15, 2010

Increased comfort and convenience, improved vehicle ingress and egress, advanced technology, and improved officer safety mark the next generation of police cars.

Ford Patrol: Through the Years

April 19, 2010

The Ford Motor Co.'s March announcement that it will introduce a new patrol car has been met with a high level of interest from officers who have been driving the Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor since the 1990s. Ford has been producing vehicles for law enforcement for almost 100 years. Here's a look at photos and ads through the years that feature the company's vehicles, beginning with a Model T police truck produced in 1919.

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.

Ford's Police Interceptor Sedan

March 12, 2010

Ford's new Taurus-based police interceptor will replace the aging "Crown Vic" in late 2011. Like the civilian version of the 2010 Taurus, the new full-sized patrol car will arrive in all-wheel and front-wheel drive versions and a pair of powertrain configurations. The V-6 engines will deliver better performance than many current V-8s, according to Ford.

Ford Unveils 2012 Police Interceptor

March 12, 2010
The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Police Interceptor in Las Vegas today and provided details about the patrol car that will replace the "Crown Vic" in late 2011. Ford also confirmed it has begun production on a second new Police Interceptor that will be a utility vehicle.

The Next Generation of Patrol Cars

February 25, 2010

The police patrol vehicle market is not known for revolutionary innovation. But that business model is now metamorphosing in response to a rapidly evolving automobile market. This means that the once staid patrol car market is becoming turbulent and more innovative.

Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

December 18, 2009

This video features the Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor in a slideshow and several driving sequences. It's a Panther platform P71 CVPI. Music is "Unstoppable" by E.S. Posthumous.

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