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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.

Ford Police Interceptors: City Pursuit

March 7, 2011
Officers test the acceleration, handling and braking of the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility, the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit on a tight, aggressive cone course. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Knox County Approves 65 Ford CVPIs for Sheriff

February 28, 2011
Commissioner Amy Broyles has pointed out that the County Commission has under-funded the sheriff's office for several years, which has led to the need to replace these vehicles.

High-Tech Engines in the New Cop Cars

February 3, 2011

The end of the Crown Vic has heralded one of the most exciting eras in the history of law enforcement vehicles. The first true 21st century police cars have extremely sophisticated engines.

California Sheriff To Add 359 Final Model Year Crown Vics

January 15, 2011
The fleet purchase will ensure consistent use of the Crown Victorias for three to four years, which will save money as worn-out patrol units are retired, and their parts are recycled and installed in the newer vehicles, sheriff's officials said.

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2012 Ford Police Interceptor

December 9, 2010
Tony Gratson, government sales manager with Ford Motor Co., gives a walkaround tour of the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit

December 9, 2010
Eugene Mitchell, senior manager of government sales with Chrysler Dodge, gives a walkaround tour of the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.
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