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IACP 2014: Report from the Aisles

December 2, 2014

Here's a look at wearable video systems and officer-worn evidence capture equipment as well as some of the other cool products at IACP 2014.

Going Big: SUVs for Patrol

November 12, 2014

Many law enforcement agencies were unsure about what to do next when Ford retired the Crown Vic. Now agencies are buying SUVs to replace sedans for a variety of reasons.

Ford, Telogis Offer Telematics for Law Enforcement

October 28, 2014
Ford and Telogis will offer a factory telematics system to law enforcement agencies that's designed to reduce hazardous driving by officers, the companies said while announcing the product at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando, Fla.

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

December 5, 2013
This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.

Ohio Agency's Ford Police Wagon

September 23, 2013

The Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has purchased seven Ford E-150 and five Ford E-250 vans to outfit for crime-scene investigations and special event response. The E-250 vans will be set up as police wagons to handle group arrests because of their larger size. View our gallery of one the agency's using for prisoner transport. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Toledo PD.

Using a Ford E-Series Van for Prisoner Transport

September 23, 2013
Rather than investing in a heavy duty bus, the Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has converted more economical Ford E-Series vans to round up disorderly college drunks and other scofflaws at chaotic scenes.

Ford Introduces Special Service Sedan

September 18, 2013
Ford has introduced a Taurus-based special service police sedan for detectives, administrators, and other non-pursuit-rated law enforcement missions. The 2014 model-year sedan comes after feedback from Ford's police customers.

Ford Offers F-150 Special Service Vehicle for Police

June 11, 2012
Ford is now offering a new F-150 Special Service Vehicle (SSV) option package at no extra charge to law enforcement fleets. The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.

Ford Explorer Video Features Denver Cop

October 24, 2011
Ford Motor Company will feature a Denver Police officer in a short film promoting the Ford Explorer, called "Go Do Adventure: Men Vs. Mountains."

Ford Contributes $50,000 to Help Build the National LE Museum

October 10, 2011
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has received a gift of $50,000 from Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. The contribution will go toward building the National Law Enforcement Museum.

2008 Ford Escape Console

March 1, 2008
Havis-Shields introduces its new 2008 Ford Escape vehicle-specific console. This OEM replacement console provides professional and custom appearance.

Office Space

December 1, 2002

"I don't believe it! There's actually room in these cars! Why, I can sit here; I can put my briefcase next to me, and I even have room for my partner!" That's what my partner exclaimed at the end of a shift back in the early '80s. That old Malibu was positively empty compared to modern patrol units.

Beating the Power Crunch

December 1, 2002

Electrical demands are a major concern with law enforcement vehicles. This was true with early police vehicles when lighting, electro-mechanical "growler" sirens, and two-way radios severely taxed automotive electrical systems, and it's true today when high-tech lightbars, mobile data terminals, video cameras, and other power-hungry gadgets have become standard equipment.

Performance Review--Road Testing the 2002 Cop Cars

February 2, 2002

No one other than a patrol officer is better able to understand the vital role of a police vehicle in today's law enforcement. The wrong vehicle can affect officer morale, reduce efficiency and increase a department's operating costs appreciably.

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