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Historic NYPD Patrol Cars

April 2, 2012

The NYPD began using horse-drawn police wagons in the later part of the 19th Century to move police forces from place to place. Motorized wagons came into use later, and it wasn't until the 1920s and 30s that the department began regularly using motorized patrol cars. Plymouth two-door radio cars were the standard in the late 1930s and 1940s. By the 1970s, the Plymouth Fury was the mainstay. Black-and-white photos courtesy of the New York City Police Museum.

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.

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.

Chicago To Purchase 500 Ford Police Interceptors

February 24, 2012
Chicago police officers will be driving Ford's 2013 Police Interceptor as their new patrol vehicle, city officials have announced. The city plans to buy 100 vehicles a year for five years at a cost of $3.5 million per year.

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.

Ford Police Interceptors Roll Off Chicago Assembly Line

February 8, 2012
Ford is showing final production models of its 2013 Police Interceptor at the Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday. The Detroit automaker's replacement to the Crown Vic interceptor began rolling off the line at the Chicago Assembly Plant in January.

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.

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.

Video: Nissan GT-R Arrives As Undercover Cop Car

October 11, 2011
The EVI Corp., which adds lights and sirens to marked and unmarked police cars in northern Virginia and Washington D.C., unveiled an undercover version of a 2012 Nissan GT-R.

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.

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.

Oregon Agency Shifts to Black-and-White Design for Patrol Vehicles

August 31, 2011
The design features black and white as background colors, according to the agency. The department's traditional blue lettering will remain in the design as a background color behind the Beaverton Police logo on both sides of the vehicles.

Ga. Sheriff and Iowa PD Purchase Caprice PPVs

July 8, 2011
The Forsyth County (Ga.) Sheriff Department plans to replace its current fleet of 175 patrol vehicles with Chevrolet Caprice PPV patrol vehicles, according to a news release from General Motors.

California Sheriff Updates Patrol Car Look

June 20, 2011
The Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is updating its new patrol vehicles to black and white and will add new decals.

U.S. Capitol Police Redesign Cruisers

June 14, 2011
The timing was right for the U.S. Capitol Police to launch a new look for their patrol cars, as the agency began replacing its entire fleet of 201 patrol vehicles.

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit

June 10, 2011

Law enforcement agencies such as the Boise (Idaho) Police Department have opted for Chrysler's 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit as their new patrol car to replace the Crown Vic being phased out by Ford this year. Rather than introduce a new model, Chrysler opted to upgrade its existing Charger. For the 2011 model year, Chrysler added a Pentastar V-6 engine option and added electronic stability control to the suspension for better handling during higher-speed pursuits. Watch our Charger video feature from the Michigan vehicle testing.

Chevy Upgrades Powertrain on 2012 Impala Police

June 10, 2011
The new engine and six-speed automatic transmission produces 302 hp and is rated to achieve a fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway — a 3 mpg improvement over previous Impala models. The 2012 Impala can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, according to the automaker.

Portland Police Unveil Redesigned Patrol Cars

June 8, 2011
The new cars will be solid blue with white wrapped doors that display the words "Portland Police" and the slogan, "Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve." A red rose appears between the words "protect" and "dedicated" on the vehicle.

Vintage Patrol: 1968 Dodge Coronet

May 11, 2011

Ted Saraf's strong memories of his rolling office as a young officer with the Pasadena (Calif.) Police Department led him to Texas in 2008 to find and restore the object of his affection—a 1968 Dodge Coronet. Saraf purchased the vehicle via eBay, and set out to lovingly restore it to how he remembered it during its service days in the late 1960s and '70s. Saraf brought the vehicle to the 2011 Police Fleet Expo to show attendees his finished work.

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