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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.
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.
Ore. Sheriff Likely To Adopt Chevrolet Caprice PPVs
March 8, 2012
The Washington County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office in Hillsboro, Ore., is leaning toward the Caprice PPV and Tahoe PPV as replacements for the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.
S.C. Sheriff Opts for Dodge Chargers
March 8, 2012
The Orangeburg County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office rolled out new Dodge Chargers in late February, replacing Ford Crown Victoria sedans.
Kussmaul Introduces Low Ripple Battery Saver
January 27, 2012
Kussmaul Electronics has introduced the Battery Saver Low Ripple HO (Model 091-195-12) power pack with a load transfer relay that reduces the electrical load on police vehicle electronics, according to the company.
Michigan State Police Evaluate Aftermarket Tires
January 13, 2012
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit has released the results of an intensive battery of tests measuring the ability of aftermarket tires to meet the often-punishing demands of law enforcement driving.
Aftermarket Police Tire Evaluation
January 13, 2012
At the urging of the National Institute of Justice, the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit evaluated aftermarket tires used on law enforcement fleet vehicles. In this clip, troopers in the unit explain the methodology of the testing.
Texas Agency Switches to Chevy Tahoes
January 12, 2012
The Pflugerville (Texas) Police Department is switching to Chevrolet Tahoes as its new patrol vehicle because of their versatility, according to the agency.
N.J. Agency Auctions Vehicles Online
December 30, 2011
The Washington Township (N.J.) Police Department will auction 22 out-of-commission vehicles on eBay.
N.Y. Sheriff's Air Unit Could Get Corporate Logo
December 27, 2011
Onondaga County (N.Y.) Sheriff Kevin Walsh has offered naming rights to the agency's helicopter to keep the unit in service. With Air One at risk of being grounded by budget cuts, Sheriff Walsh began talks with two potential sponsors.
October 27, 2011
Patrol Power is an easy-to-install wiring harness that simplifies fleet builds with a total solution for fleet electrical standardization and safety. Every harness is designed to reduce upfitting times and comes standard with adjustable power timer so you won't be stranded with a dead battery.
Mass. City Adds QR Codes to Cruisers for Smartphone Scans
October 24, 2011
The Stoughton (Mass.) Police Department is affixing QR codes on each front fender of its police cruisers, according to the department's website. QR codes are black and white images that users can scan with a smartphone.
Dodge Offers 6 Mopar Police Packages with 2012 Charger Pursuit
September 2, 2011
Dodge and Mopar are introducing six all-new police equipment packages for the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Chrysler and Mopar worked with Crown North America to develop these new packages.
S.C. Agency Wants Officers To Pay To Fill Up
May 25, 2011
If City Manager Nolan Wiggins gets his way, Abbeville, S.C., Police officers who live outside the city limits will be required to pay for fuel used outside the city limits.
Georgia Sheriff Saving $105,000 a Year with Propane Fuel
March 2, 2011
The department now has 36 patrol cars in its fleet that act as hybrid propane vehicles. For the conversion, a separate propane fuel system is added that allows the vehicles to switch between propane fuel and traditional gasoline.
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.
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