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Ford Confirms New Patrol Car For 2011

November 16, 2009
The Dearborn automaker also confirmed the vehicle will be based on the full-size platform that's the basis for the 2010 Taurus and Lincoln MKS sedans, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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.

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.

Ford May Introduce Taurus Patrol Car After Discontinuing Crown Vic In 2011

October 1, 2009
Several law enforcement agencies that annually purchase Ford's Crown Victoria Police Interceptor have been told the automaker may introduce a police version of its Taurus sedan for use as a patrol vehicle in late 2011, when the "Crown Vic" will no longer be produced, according to several reports.

Michigan State Police To Test 2010 Patrol Vehicles

September 3, 2009
The Michigan State Police's driving unit will evaluate the 2010 models of patrol cars, motorcycles and SUVs later this month and post the performance results on its website in early October, according to the unit's Lt. Keith Wilson.

Performance Tests: 2009 Police Vehicles

July 15, 2009
Each year, the Michigan State Police evaluate the crop of new patrol cars, SUVs and motorcycles for law enforcement agencies. If you missed the initial release and are still wondering how the 2009 models performed, read more.

Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

July 13, 2009

Ford's Crown Vic Police Interceptor (2009) is a workhorse patrol car for big-city and small-town LE agencies. The automaker has committed to producing it through 2011. Known as the CVPI, it has been a staple in the fleets of the Los Angeles Police Department and New York State Police, as well as the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Sandy Springs (Ga.) Police Department.

Car Manufacturers Fine-Tune Latest Patrol Vehicles

March 3, 2009
With the Big Three Detroit auto companies reeling from the economic meltdown and Chevy and Chrysler begging Washington for money, there are no major changes in the domestic patrol car market this year.

Ford Says It Will Build Best Cars on the Road, Including Patrol Cars

December 12, 2008
With the nation's car makers reeling from the economic meltdown and the credit crunch, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford said today that the company is committed to making the best cars on the road.

Safer by Design

April 1, 2008

It's unrealistic to believe all deaths and injuries can be prevented from traffic accidents, of course, but striving toward that goal will undoubtedly help reduce such incidents.

2008 Michigan Vehicle Tests

December 1, 2007

In the words of one EVOC trainer, "Every officer wants the best vehicle they can get their hands on. Every department wants the most cost-effective fleet possible. Somewhere in between is probably the best place to be."

Ohio State Police Cars to Get Fire Protection System

November 30, 2007
Gov. Ted Strickland has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to move forward with outfitting the Ohio State Highway Patrol's fleet of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors (CVPIs) with a vehicular fire protection system manufactured by FIRE Panel.

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.

Patrol Cars: Class of 2006

May 1, 2006

Yes, I've seen a lot of police cars over the years, but I don't think I've ever seen a better-looking crop of patrol cars than the class of 2006. Each one of these cars has great lines. They look both modern and a bit retro. And they have plenty of engine to get the job done.

Armored Cars

November 1, 2005

Official reports say that at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday March 3, Officer Richard Kunz of the Schertz (Texas) Police Department pulled over a black Toyota Corolla on Interstate 35.

Pros and Cons of Front-Wheel-Drive Police Cars

April 1, 2005

To say that Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is dominant in the police pursuit vehicle market is a gross understatement.

Ready for Duty

April 1, 2005

Police vehicles serve many functions. They are symbols of law and order that help deter motorists from speeding and other people from committing serious offenses. They’re also rolling offices for sworn personnel, equipment haulers, and prisoner transportation systems. The list of all the tasks required of police vehicles could go on for a long time.

Cutting Car Costs

April 1, 2005

Keeping fleet operating costs under control is a top priority of police fleet managers, given the realities of budget shortfalls; however, with the 24/7 nature of patrol duty and other assignments, cutting operating costs can be a tall order. POLICE magazine spoke with fleet managers from large agencies throughout the country to find out how they do it.

Street Survivors

February 1, 2004

While it’s outstanding to survive a crash, it’s even better to avoid one in the first place, and that’s where good training and situational awareness feature heavily. But carmakers and their design teams play a role in officer safety as well. Let’s take a look at what the Big 3 American police car manufacturers are doing to make their cars safer for the nation’s law enforcement personnel.

2003 Michigan Vehicle Tests

December 1, 2002

Each fall the big three of U.S. police car makers turn their latest models over to test drivers from the Michigan State Police for comprehensive evaluations at the DaimlerChrysler proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., and timed laps at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich.

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