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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.

Texas Agency Seeks Purchase of 176 Crown Vics

April 20, 2011
The Austin (Texas) Police Department has requested $4.5 million from its city to purchase 179 Ford Crown Vic cruisers in the final year of production.

Sporty Police Vehicles

April 1, 2011

Law enforcement officers usually get to drive "sportier" cars for community relations activities, parades or other warm-weather events. The Bloomfield (Mich.) Police Department, because of a special relationship with General Motors, can call to duty a Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac CTS Sport, HRR, or Cadillac XLR-V. For more on the vehicles, read the article, "Sporty Police Cars."

Sporty Police Cars

April 1, 2011

Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers may be among the most typical makes and models of police cars used in the U.S. today. However, some departments have a handful of "sportier" cars, many of which are used in special ways.

Mississippi Sheriff To Replace Crown Vics with Tahoes

March 25, 2011
The eight new SUVs are also better suited for the rugged, rural roads of the jurisdiction, according to Sheriff Jim Johnson. The Tahoes have a larger gas tank and get 15 MPG compared to the 12 MPG delivered by the Ford Crown Vic.

Police Officers Test-Drive 2012 Ford Police Interceptors

March 7, 2011
In the videos, officers drive the new Police Interceptors, which debut later this year, in a series of competitive driving exercises against the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit.

Ford Police Interceptors: Purpose Built

March 7, 2011
Two distinct Ford Police Interceptor models, on one common platform, are designed and engineered from the ground up to help officers do their jobs better. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Ford Police Interceptors: Officer Protection

March 7, 2011
The next-generation Ford Police Interceptor is built to protect officers in the event of a crash, and engineered to help them avoid a crash before it happens. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Ford Police Interceptors: Dog Bone

March 7, 2011
The unmatched capability of the all-wheel-drive, pursuit-rated Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility are demonstrated in the Dog Bone gravel pit. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Ford Police Interceptors: Wet Pad

March 7, 2011
On a giant skid pad flooded with water, the officers push the limits of handling and control in a Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility, Chevrolet Tahoe and Dodge Charger Pursuit. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Ford Police Interceptors: Performance and Handling

March 7, 2011
Officers test power and performance on the handling course in Ford Police Interceptor sedans with standard 3.5-liter V-6 and optional twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6, and the Ford Police Interceptor utility with 3.7-liter V-6. Source: Ford Motor Co.
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