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Vt. Cruiser Crusher Free On Bail

August 31, 2012
The Vermont man who gained notoriety for using his father's tractor to crush seven police cars is a free man this Friday morning. Roger Pion left the Northern State Correctional Facility, after supporters helped raised his $50,000 bail amount.

How to Find Funding for Specialty Vehicles

August 17, 2012

The Homeland Security grants that seemed to grow on trees after 9/11 are not as plentiful as they once were. But that's not to say law enforcement agencies can't obtain grant funding for specialty vehicles. They just might need to approach it differently. 

Vermont Cruiser Crusher Pleads Not Guilty

August 7, 2012
The Vermont farmer accused of flattening seven Orleans County Sheriff's cruiser in a tractor rampage pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday and remains in custody with a $50,000 bail.

The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars

August 6, 2012

Agencies with fleet-replacement budgets have begun selecting the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit, Ford Police Interceptor sedan, and Ford P.I. Utility to patrol their jurisdictions. And the first wave of new-era patrol cars—with agency badging, logos, and color schemes—have reached the streets.

Angry Vt. Farmer Charged with Driving Tractor Over 7 Sheriff's Vehicles

August 3, 2012
A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport, Vt., by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.

Chevy Caprice PPVs Arrive for Wash. Sheriff

July 24, 2012
The Yakima County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office took delivery of 17 Chevrolet Caprice patrol vehicles, replacing more than half its patrol fleet of Ford Crown Victorias.

Mass. Agency Chooses Chevy Caprice for Duty

July 24, 2012
Starting this fall, the look of police cruisers in Lowell, Mass., will begin to change dramatically as the department begins buying 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicles now that the ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria is out of production.

Keeping the Crown Vic

July 17, 2012
As the new patrol cars become more readily available from the Detroit automakers, many agencies are choosing their new enforcement vehicle. However, for others the decision is on hold. For a variety of reasons they are choosing to stay with the Crown Vic.

Calif. Sheriff Opts for Chevy Tahoe As New Patrol Vehicle

July 13, 2012
The Placer County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office chose the Chevrolet Tahoe for its superior handling, large cargo area, more power, and better fuel economy.

Ohio City To Install GPS Trackers on Cruisers

July 12, 2012
The Columbus, Ohio, City Council approved funding to equip its city fleet with GPS trackers that, if installed on police cruisers, would monitor officers for speeding, traveling to unauthorized locations, and idling.

Virginia Troopers To Get Ford P.I. Sedans

July 2, 2012
The Virginia State Police have ordered 144 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedans to begin replacing a fleet of aging Ford Crown Vics.

Using a Reverse Auction To Buy Patrol Vehicles

June 22, 2012
The Chicago Police Department opted for a rarely used online "reverse auction" to acquire its new patrol vehicles for a good price. The department used the eBay-style auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility.

Fla. Sheriff Buys Ford Police Interceptor Sedans

June 14, 2012
The Marion County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office has received the first vehicle in an initial delivery of 36 new Ford Police Interceptor sedans equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines. The sheriff's office stated it is receiving four to five new Police Interceptors each week and will have 60 to 70 new vehicles within a few months.

Asset Tracking Software

May 23, 2012
EZ Office Inventory is asset tracking software popular with police departments for tracking field assets including TASERs, speed guns, fleet inventory, and more. It's Web based, so no installation is required, and it provides access to information 24/7 from any device with a Web browser.

Video: Detroit Pays $65K To Lease 2004 Police Car

May 8, 2012
The Detroit Police Department has been wildly overpaying for their unmarked undercover and surveillance cars—a mistake one expert estimates caused $4 million in waste.

Detroit's $65K Police Car

May 8, 2012

The Detroit Police Department has been paying $600 or more in some cases to lease unmarked police cars, a WXYZ investigation has found. Read the full story here.

NYPD Honored for Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

April 30, 2012
Police agencies are typically proud of their traditions, but it was because he broke tradition that the NYPD's fleet manager was presented with a prestigious industry honor for achieving fuel savings with hybrid vehicles.

Ky. Prankster Arrested for Facebook Photo

April 19, 2012
A 20-year-old Kentucky man was arrested, after he posted a photo on Facebook showing him appearing to siphon gas from a Jenkins Police Department cruiser and making an obscene gesture.

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

April 17, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's fleet manager has outlined several cost-control measures to address rising costs, including a study of major fleet costs to develop strategies for reducing top expenditures for fuel, tires, brake components, and big-ticket components such as transmissions and engines.

Fla. Department Gets 40 Dodge Charger Patrol Cars

March 27, 2012
The Cape Coral (Fla.) Police Department will receive 40 Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol cars to replace existing vehicles that all have more than 100,000 miles.
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