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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.

GM Gives Chevy Caprice PPV Update

February 10, 2012
Executives with General Motors' law enforcement fleet unit said building their Chevrolet Caprice PPV in Australia doesn't put them at a competitive disadvantage because the vehicle is well-suited for patrol work.

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.

One Way To Help Finance New Squads

November 30, 2011
To help finance the purchase of new patrol cars, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is considering an out-of-the-box option—selling off its fully equipped higher-mileage cars to smaller departments.

Choosing Caprice

November 11, 2011

The Montclair (Calif.) Police Department chose Caprice to replace its aging Crown Vics due to the spacious cabin, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 6.0-liter V-8 engine, and dynamic braking.

Wiring Harness

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.

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.

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.

Texas Agency's Auxiliary Charging Keeps Cruisers Running

January 28, 2011
The Tomball PD implemented a plug-in solution that feeds enough juice to cruiser batteries when they're parked, and conditions the batteries so they don't overcharge, giving the cars just the right electrical charge to power the vehicle, low-voltage Whelen LED light bars, Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) and radio gear.
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