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Michigan State Police To Test 2013 Patrol Vehicles

September 3, 2012
The Michigan State Police will test 19 law enforcement vehicles later this month slated for release by automotive and motorcycle manufacturers for the 2013 model year.

Cash-Strapped Detroit Asks for State Police Help

June 7, 2012
Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing has asked for help from the Michigan State Police and suburban sheriff's departments for the city's annual June 25 fireworks show.

Improving Officer Driving Skills

May 1, 2012

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

Michigan State Police To Hire 20% More Troopers

March 8, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's public safety plan unveiled Tuesday would add 180 state troopers and 20 forensic scientists beginning in June. Funding would enable the Michigan State Police to grow their road-patrol ranks by 19%.

2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit To Pace NASCAR Races in Ariz.

February 29, 2012
The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit will pace the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races in Phoenix on March 3 and 4, Chrysler has announced.

Electrical Issues Force Dodge Charger Recall

February 13, 2012
Law enforcement agencies can return affected vehicles dealers to change and relocate the fuse for anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). The dealer will also replace the headlamp jumper harness.

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.

Michigan State Police Publish 2012 Test Report

November 17, 2011
The MSP Precision Driving Unit tested 19 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Six motorcycles were included in the group.

Michigan Vehicle Tests In Pictures

November 14, 2011

The Michigan State Police tested 2012 model-year patrol vehicles at this year's tests in mid-September. State troopers assigned to the Precision Driving Unit tested vehicles submitted by Chrysler/Dodge, Ford, General Motors/Chevrolet, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and Victory Motorcycles. Photos courtesy of Michigan State Police unless indicated otherwise.

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

November 11, 2011

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

November 11, 2011

Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, General Motors' Chevy Caprice PPV, and Ford's Police Interceptor are now the talk of the police vehicle world, as the Big 3 battle to see what company and what car will take the lion's share of what has been undeniably the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor's market.

Mich. Cop Fatally Struck by Fleeing Bank Robbers

October 13, 2011
A Walker (Mich.) Police officer who deployed stop sticks to halt fleeing bank robbery suspects was struck and killed near Interstate 96 in western Michigan on Thursday. The suspects were killed in an ensuing gun battle with police.

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles In Michigan

October 4, 2011
This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year. The state police also tested BMW's R1200-RTP, Harley-Davidson's Road King, and H-D's Electra Glide.

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

September 26, 2011
A vehicle that can reach 150 mph certainly presents officer-safety concerns, yet officers may sleep more soundly knowing the capabilities these new vehicles bring to the table.

2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

September 19, 2011
The Dodge Charger Pursuit, Chevrolet Caprice PPV, and Chevrolet Impala crossed that threshold for the first time. A year ago, police drivers behind the wheel of the Caprice PPV reached a top speed of 148 mph.

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

August 12, 2011
For the first time in two decades, Ford's mainstay Crown Vic Police Interceptor will be absent from the track, when the Michigan State Police commence their annual test of law enforcement vehicles in September.

Suicidal Man Kills 7 In Michigan Domestic Dispute

July 7, 2011
A 34-year-old man who killed seven people earlier in the day killed himself during a barricade with police, after releasing one of two hostages.

Gunfight on the Way Home from Church

June 22, 2011

Michigan State Trooper Kevin Caldwell was picked as NLEOMF's Officer of the Month (June 2010) for coming to the aid of a municipal officer taking fire from an enraged home owner. POLICE Editor David Griffith sat down with him during National Police Week in May.

Michigan Councilman Leads Troopers on High-Speed Pursuit

May 9, 2011
A suburban Detroit city councilman led state police on a high-speed motorcycle pursuit and resisted arrest, before he was brought into custody late Friday.
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