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Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14P

December 9, 2010

Steve Beaudry of Beaudry MotorSports gives a walkaround tour of the Kawasaki Concours 14P motorcycle at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Chevy Caprice PPV

December 9, 2010

Dana Hammer, GM's manager of law enforcement vehicles, gives a walkaround tour of the 2011 Chevy Caprice PPV at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.

Effective Pursuit Driving

December 9, 2010

Michigan State Police Sgt. Jim Flegel of the Precision Driving Unit explains how troopers evaluate patrol vehicles and explains how to correct for skids created by oversteering or understeering.

Raybestos Police Brake Pads Lead Aftermarket in Performance Evaluation

November 29, 2010
The company's police disc brake pads are designed specifically for patrol and pursuit applications. The results of the test demonstrate "the superiority of Raybestos police brake pads," according to the company.

Michigan Police Commander Drives 2011 Chevy Tahoe

November 3, 2010

The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV is driven by Lt. Keith Wilson, commander of the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, in this video. Wilson explains why the automaker's addition of StabiliTrak will help officers drive in more adverse weather conditions.

Kawasaki Edges BMW at Michigan State Police Motorcycle Test

September 21, 2010
The Kawasaki Concours 14P recorded the highest speed of the four two-wheel vehicles tested, reaching 131 mph on the 4.8-mile speedway at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

Detroit 3's Next Generation of Police Vehicles Tested

September 20, 2010
About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

Next-Gen Patrol Cars Raise the Bar in Michigan

September 20, 2010
During the Michigan State Police's annual testing, which was covered live by POLICE Magazine in Chelsea, the Chevrolet Caprice and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedans were the top four-wheel performers, according to preliminary results.

Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit

September 17, 2010

On the eve of testing of the 2011 model year patrol vehicles, Lt. Keith Wilson of the Michigan State Police precision driving unit sat down with POLICE in Lansing to review the five new patrol vehicles, explain testing proceedures, and discuss officer safety during high-speed pursuits. Listen for Wilson's explanation of how Ford plans to get a "sneak peek" of the performance of its new police interceptors while it continues to develop the replacement for the Crown Vic.

Michigan State Police Will Test Five New-Vehicle Introductions

August 16, 2010
Overall, 14 patrol cars, the pursuit-rated Chevy Tahoe and four motorcycles will be evaluated for acceleration, top speed, and brake testing on Sept. 18 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

First Female Michigan Trooper Recounts Pioneering Career

July 4, 2010
Christiansen said it was an adjustment to dress in the post's boiler room and earn the respect of male troopers. She eventually won most of them over, she said.

Off-Duty Michigan State Trooper Assists Wounded Officer in Shootout

June 11, 2010

Michigan State Trooper Kevin Caldwell never expected to exchange gunfire with anyone May 22, 2009 on his day off. But the law enforcement officer and ordained pastor who serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve drew on training from both his occupations to aid a fellow officer taking fire from an enraged home owner.

Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation

March 31, 2010

Each year, the Michigan State Police driving unit evaluates law enforcement vehicles from the new model year. The unit evaluates patrol cars, SUVs and motorcycles using a series of tests that test each vehicle's performance, ergonomics and mechanic-friendly qualities. The results are tallied and included in a report that's used by police fleet managers to aid in the decision to purchase patrol vehicles.

Laid-off Michigan Troopers Leaving State

November 18, 2009
Approximately half of the Michigan trooper recruits who were laid off earlier in the year are leaving the state or taking part-time jobs, the Herald-Palladium reports.

Michigan State Police Release 2010 Vehicle Test Results

November 16, 2009
The Michigan State Police driving unit has released the results from the evaluation of the 2010 models of the most widely used patrol vehicles. The 2010 Dodge Charger is a top performer.

Michigan State Police To Test 2010 Patrol Vehicles

September 3, 2009
The Michigan State Police's driving unit will evaluate the 2010 models of patrol cars, motorcycles and SUVs later this month and post the performance results on its website in early October, according to the unit's Lt. Keith Wilson.

Performance Tests: 2009 Police Vehicles

July 15, 2009
Each year, the Michigan State Police evaluate the crop of new patrol cars, SUVs and motorcycles for law enforcement agencies. If you missed the initial release and are still wondering how the 2009 models performed, read more.

2008 Michigan Vehicle Tests

December 1, 2007

In the words of one EVOC trainer, "Every officer wants the best vehicle they can get their hands on. Every department wants the most cost-effective fleet possible. Somewhere in between is probably the best place to be."

2007 Michigan Vehicle Tests

May 1, 2007

Every fall, law enforcement vehicles are tested by two of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies: the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police. This year, Ford brought a hybrid vehicle.

Driver’s Education

April 1, 2005

This column is generally about defensive tactics or ways to give yourself an edge in a gunfight. Each month, you flip open your Police magazine and on or about this page there’s a column by a martial artist that tells you how to stun an attacker with a forearm blast or an article about what to do when your trusty sidearm jams and all hell is breaking loose.

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