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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.

The Recession Need Not Cripple Fleet Replacement Programs

June 15, 2010

Rather than simply defer replacement purchases to meet short-term budget-balancing goals, fleet managers should use today's fiscal challenges to reappraise their organization's approach to fleet replacement.

13 Factors in Selecting a Police Unit Upfitter

June 15, 2010

Preparing a service-ready police unit may require more work than a small garage staff can handle, even with preplanning and experience. If a fleet staff is too busy maintaining in-service vehicles, outsourcing may be the solution.

Buying Surveillance Cars at Dealer Auctions

March 22, 2010
When the fleet manager for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department needs to replenish the agency's fleet of surveillance cars, he uses a method that other LE agencies may not know exists: He buys the cars at private dealer auctions.

Chevy Tahoe Police Vehicle Rated Best for Life-Cycle Cost by Analyst

February 4, 2010
The Chevrolet Tahoe Police 2WD vehicle was found to have the lowest life-cycle cost in the law enforcement market by Vincentric, a company specializing in the area of automobile life-cycle analysis.

Saving Green by Going Green

October 14, 2009

"We are all looking to reduce future costs," says Chief Robert Stewart of the Cotati (Calif.) Police Department, whose department sought to save money by reducing its energy use with a new police facility. While green features added $700,000 to the project's final tab, Stewart expects a rapid return on the investment in reduced energy costs.

Baltimore Patrol Cars Return To Service After Fuel Contamination

September 27, 2009
A third of Baltimore's patrol fleet has returned to service, after a fuel-contamination incident at a city fueling station earlier in the week had briefly kept them out of service, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Gas Pains

July 1, 2008

When law enforcement agencies were putting together their fiscal year budgets for 2008, few municipal or county administrators could have forecast the impact of skyrocketing gas prices.

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.

How to Stretch Your Fleet Dollar

April 1, 2008

Managing the rising costs of police fleets is a challenge that all law enforcement agencies are facing. Fortunately, there are technologies available to help fleet managers better manage these costs and save their departments thousands of dollars annually.

How to Equip Patrol Cars

April 1, 2005

Most law enforcement agencies have been through the process of buying and equipping cars many times before. But just because you’ve done it before doesn’t mean you have to do it the same way every time. There are many choices when it comes to outfitting your patrol cars with lightbars, partitions, deck lights, and all the other accoutrements that make cruisers patrol ready. Maybe it’s time for your department to look into the different options.

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.

Purchasing Patrol Cars: Vehicle Replacement Plans

July 1, 2003

Asking for the right amount of funding for purchasing patrol cars in the first place and wisely choosing how to spend it could put you ahead of the game. A vehicle replacement schedule is the best way to efficiently reach these goals.

How to...Purchase Patrol Cars

July 1, 2003

You know your agency needs patrol cars, and that some new ones show up every year or so, but you might not be aware of the intricacies of the process. Keeping that process running smoothly could mean the difference between patrolling by car and walking your beat.

Police Vehicles

February 1, 2001

For specialized units from SWAT to airborne patrol, today's police officers need more than just four wheels and a roof.

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