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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.

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.

Could Your Patrol Car Be Hacked?

November 15, 2010
A hacker could manipulate a police vehicle's fuel level gauge, falsify the speedometer reading, display arbitrary dashboard messages, dial-up the heat or A/C, lock passengers in the car, continuously blare the horn, pop the trunk, turn off the lights, activate the windshield wipers, disable the brakes, selectively brake individual wheels on demand, and stop the engine.

Ford Stealth PI Concept

November 12, 2010

The Ford Motor Co. produced a "stealth" version of its 2012 Police Interceptor for an automotive trade show. Ford has no current plants to produce the stealth concept vehicle, yet it released additional photos showing its spy-car features that include lighting that isn't noticible until its activated, a secret weapons compartment in the glove box and more sinister body styling lines. The vehicle appeared at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in early November. Photos are courtesy of Ford.

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Now Equipped With StabiliTrak

November 4, 2010
Using three key sensors, StabiliTrak works by comparing the driver's intentions (indicated by steering-wheel position) with how the vehicle is responding. It then selectively applies the individual brakes needed to help keep the vehicle on the intended course.
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