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Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles In Michigan

October 4, 2011
This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year. The state police also tested BMW's R1200-RTP, Harley-Davidson's Road King, and H-D's Electra Glide.

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

September 26, 2011
A vehicle that can reach 150 mph certainly presents officer-safety concerns, yet officers may sleep more soundly knowing the capabilities these new vehicles bring to the table.

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.

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

August 12, 2011
For the first time in two decades, Ford's mainstay Crown Vic Police Interceptor will be absent from the track, when the Michigan State Police commence their annual test of law enforcement vehicles in September.

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

May 19, 2011
Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

April 25, 2011
Drivers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's annual vehicle testing provided driving notes, which are concise observations that read like a Zagat restaurant review entry, as one element of their evaluation of the performance and safety features of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV, 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit, and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedan.

Final Michigan Vehicle Test Report Arrives

January 11, 2011
The Precision Driving Unit tested 18 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Four motorcycles were included in the group.

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

December 9, 2010

Kawasaki's Concours 14P ABS motorcycle turned heads when it was relaunched in May (Kawasaki initially introduced it in 2009), and may have generated the most off-line conversations at this year's Michigan State Police vehicle testing.

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

December 9, 2010

The Michigan State Police have been driving and rating new police vehicles since 1974. But this year is special. The agency's precision drivers say they would be hard-pressed to name a year of testing that's generated more discussion and anticipation than this one.

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: 2012 Ford P.I. Utility

December 9, 2010

Tony Gratson, government sales manager with Ford Motor Co., gives a walkaround tour of the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor Utility 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 Kawasaki Concours 14P

December 9, 2010

Steve Beaudry of Beaudry MotorSports gives a walkaround tour of the Kawasaki Concours 14P motorcycle 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.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2011-12 Patrol Vehicles

November 18, 2010
The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.

Kawasaki Edges BMW at Michigan State Police Motorcycle Test

September 21, 2010
The Kawasaki Concours 14P recorded the highest speed of the four two-wheel vehicles tested, reaching 131 mph on the 4.8-mile speedway at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

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.

Next-Gen Patrol Cars Raise the Bar in Michigan

September 20, 2010
During the Michigan State Police's annual testing, which was covered live by POLICE Magazine in Chelsea, the Chevrolet Caprice and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedans were the top four-wheel performers, according to preliminary results.

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.

Michigan State Police Will Test Five New-Vehicle Introductions

August 16, 2010
Overall, 14 patrol cars, the pursuit-rated Chevy Tahoe and four motorcycles will be evaluated for acceleration, top speed, and brake testing on Sept. 18 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.
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