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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.

Michigan Police Commander Drives 2011 Chevy Tahoe

November 3, 2010
The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV is driven by Lt. Keith Wilson, commander of the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, in this video. Wilson explains why the automaker's addition of StabiliTrak will help officers drive in more adverse weather conditions.

Detroit 3's Next Generation of Police Vehicles Tested

September 20, 2010
About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit

September 17, 2010

On the eve of testing of the 2011 model year patrol vehicles, Lt. Keith Wilson of the Michigan State Police precision driving unit sat down with POLICE in Lansing to review the five new patrol vehicles, explain testing proceedures, and discuss officer safety during high-speed pursuits. Listen for Wilson's explanation of how Ford plans to get a "sneak peek" of the performance of its new police interceptors while it continues to develop the replacement for the Crown Vic.

2012 Ford Police Interceptors

September 1, 2010
The Ford Motor Co. released this "b roll" of its new 2012 Police Interceptor sedan and SUV. The clip shows the vehicles in motion and gives a tour inside the SUV, which was unveiled Sept. 1.

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit Arrives By End of Year

August 26, 2010
The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is expected to offer a sizable boost in horsepower for the six-cylinder police Charger. Chrysler is not giving details at this time, but the same engine is currently available in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it generates 290 horsepower.

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Models Available In October and January

July 27, 2010
Law enforcement agencies can begin placing orders for the detective version of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) in October and the police package in January, General Motors has announced.

Bosch and Inteva To Develop Electrical Architecture and Cockpit of Carbon's E7

June 22, 2010
Bosch will lead the development of the electrical architecture for the Carbon E7 including integrating emergency lights, communications equipment, WMD threat detection capabilities, automatic license plate recognition systems, radar, and sirens.

Manufacturers Debut Next Generation of Police Cars

June 15, 2010

Increased comfort and convenience, improved vehicle ingress and egress, advanced technology, and improved officer safety mark the next generation of police cars.

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