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Coming Attraction: Carbon Motors' E7 Patrol Car

February 1, 2009

The Carbon Motors E7 prototype patrol vehicle looks something like a cross between an exotic sports car and a prop vehicle from a science fiction film. Its body styling is dynamic, muscular, almost startling, and it has the ability to visibly excite police audiences.

Ford Says It Will Build Best Cars on the Road, Including Patrol Cars

December 12, 2008
With the nation's car makers reeling from the economic meltdown and the credit crunch, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford said today that the company is committed to making the best cars on the road.

Chicago Police to Buy Up to 2,000 Tahoe SUVs

December 3, 2008
The Daley administration has signed a $59.2 million contract with a suburban dealership that could pave the way for the Chicago Police Department to convert most of its squad car fleet by 2011 to Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs favored by Police Supt. Jody Weis.

PriorityStart! Battery System

July 1, 2008
For 2008, Baton Labs, Int’l (BLI) has made a number of product improvements to its PriorityStart! System that shuts off a patrol car’s battery to prevent power drain and extend battery life. It now features an advanced-technology microprocessor, MIL-standard discrete components able to handle new electronic accessories entering the vehicle market.

2008 Ford Escape Console

March 1, 2008
Havis-Shields introduces its new 2008 Ford Escape vehicle-specific console. This OEM replacement console provides professional and custom appearance.

Ultralite Warning/Directional Bars

March 1, 2008
SoundOff Signal has taken its powerful little LED3 Mini Light and made it into a versatile line of interior directional/warning bars. Each version is available in 4, 8, or 12 LED3 module lengths.

Chevy Tahoe: Large and In Charge

May 1, 2007

Contrary to some rumors, size does matter. This is just one of the many things the 2007 Chevy Tahoe has going for it. The Tahoe makes a strong impression. While test driving the PD-equipped model for this article, I had many people stop to take a long look and ask me questions about it.

2007 Chevy Tahoe PPV

January 1, 2007

It was my fault. I entered the hairpin curve way too fast, and the SUV I was driving went into a spin. But I had two things going for me that prevented the spin from being dangerous: I was in the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Police Package Vehicle and I was on a closed course at GM’s Scottsdale, Ariz., proving grounds.

30th Anniversary: Driving Memories

October 1, 2006

When I started my law enforcement career about the same time that Police was launched in 1976, cop cars were changing. It was the era of the oil embargo and the gas shortages, so the engines in patrol vehicles started to get a lot smaller.

Patrol Cars: Class of 2006

May 1, 2006

Yes, I've seen a lot of police cars over the years, but I don't think I've ever seen a better-looking crop of patrol cars than the class of 2006. Each one of these cars has great lines. They look both modern and a bit retro. And they have plenty of engine to get the job done.

Pros and Cons of Front-Wheel-Drive Police Cars

April 1, 2005

To say that Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is dominant in the police pursuit vehicle market is a gross understatement.

Ready for Duty

April 1, 2005

Police vehicles serve many functions. They are symbols of law and order that help deter motorists from speeding and other people from committing serious offenses. They’re also rolling offices for sworn personnel, equipment haulers, and prisoner transportation systems. The list of all the tasks required of police vehicles could go on for a long time.

Street Survivors

February 1, 2004

While it’s outstanding to survive a crash, it’s even better to avoid one in the first place, and that’s where good training and situational awareness feature heavily. But carmakers and their design teams play a role in officer safety as well. Let’s take a look at what the Big 3 American police car manufacturers are doing to make their cars safer for the nation’s law enforcement personnel.

Grand Theft Cop Car

October 1, 2003

Complacency can kill. Whether it's something as mundane as not wearing your seat belt while driving or not wearing body armor during a high-risk entry, failure to take preventive measures can have disastrous results.

Office Space

December 1, 2002

"I don't believe it! There's actually room in these cars! Why, I can sit here; I can put my briefcase next to me, and I even have room for my partner!" That's what my partner exclaimed at the end of a shift back in the early '80s. That old Malibu was positively empty compared to modern patrol units.

2002 Police Vehicle Roundup

February 1, 2002

In keeping up with the expansion of the category "police vehicles," we've widened our annual roundup to cover some of these newer "mobile offices" as well as the newer models of old patrol classics.

Chevy’s 'Ride And Drive’

October 1, 2001

Chevy's "Ride and Drive" is an opportunity to introduce new technology (in this case, the new Impala police package) to writers and cops from around the country. I rubbed elbows with uniforms from many states and there were plenty of serious, squinty-eyed stares going on as the performance was duly noted in notebooks and on video.

The Intrepid's Back!

October 1, 2001

Dare we all remember the 440 Magnum power plant in these days of fuel economy and miserly performance? At the risk of sounding like the dinosaur I am, I have to admit there is something satisfying about seeing the term "Magnum" associated with a police car again!

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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