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The Oswego (Ill.) PD's 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedan. Photo: Christopher Holmes.

In-Service Cop Cars: Ford Police Interceptor Sedan

After retiring its venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Ford offered law enforcement agencies two choices—the Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility. The vehicles provide a balance of fuel efficiency and power. View our gallery of in-service Ford Police Interceptor sedans, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

AEDEC International's Prisoner Transport System is available for both the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and the Ford P.I. Utility. The backseat units provide a variety of means for securing prisoners, and are available with or without wiring channel adaptation. The Utility version offers a rear screen option to prevent prisoner access to the tools and weapons you have stored in your vehicle.

Vehicle Accessories: 2012

This has been a watershed year for law enforcement vehicles. Agencies have been taking delivery of four new models from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford. And each of those new models must now be equipped with the latest accessories designed specifically to fit them or enhance their performance as public safety vehicles. Here's a look at some cool new vehicle accessories that have caught the eyes of the POLICE Magazine staff in recent months.

A 1929 Boston P.D. tribute motorcycle on loan from the American Police Motorcycle museum.

Boston Motor Patrol

Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.

When Indianapolis Police Officer Elizabeth Robinson rode in a squad car, she was required to wear a skirt and keep her purse close to her side because it carried her gun.

First Female Radio Car Cops

Indianapolis Police Officers Elizabeth Robinson and Betty Blankenship are generally acknowledged as the first female officers assigned to patrol duties in a radio car. For more about this era of pioneering police women, read our related feature, "The First Female Patrol Officers." Photos: Collection of the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.

Officers noticed the added bulk of Applied Concepts' Stalker Lidar LRm and liked its range and fast target acquisition.

Laser Speed Guns

A group of officers spent one week evaluating four frontline lidar units and two specialty units for POLICE Magazine. View this gallery for details on each unit, and then read the full results in "Lidar Technology Comes of Age."

WatchGuard Video's 4RE HD Wireless In-Car Video System offers more than three times the image resolution of conventional systems. It first records onto an automotive-grade hard drive, and then onto a secure USB flash drive. Video files can be uploaded wirelessly using an industrial grade 802.11n antenna. File uploads, configuration updates, and firmware upgrades are fully automatic and "hands-free" to the officer. The system's high-fidelity wireless microphone records clear audio, which can be extremely important in capturing audio for evidence.

Mobile Video

Automatically capture and record evidence from your law enforcement vehicle, be it a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle. View this photo gallery for the latest offerings from sight leading police suppliers.

Survey: Gun Control, Active Shooters, and the Election

PoliceMag.com readers overwhelmingly support concealed carry and Mitt Romney for president, according to the results of our August survey. Officers also told us they were prepared for an active shooter incident and worried that government financial trouble has affected their ability to do their jobs. View these charts and graphs of the survey results, then read our analysis of the data.

This is what the front of a genuine New Jersey driver's license looks like.

Fake IDs

Overseas companies such as IDChief.com sell fake IDs that possess many of the security features of real IDs. However, looking at the ID's "micro" print under a magnifier will reveal if the ID is counterfeit. View these examples for fake and genuine IDs. Read the full article, "How To Identify a Fake ID." Photos courtesy of Leslie Pond, an investigator with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and founder of FakeIDtrainers.com.

The Battleware Active Shooter Assault Bag gives the first responder a means to carry the gear needed in response to an active shooter call, and then the bag itself becomes the cover needed to take the fight straight to the shooter. It measures 20 x 36 inches when open, and is manufactured with an NIJ 0101.06 certified armor package to NIJ Level IIIA. The Battleware Active Shooter Assault Bag features a MOLLE webbing grid for pocket attachment, two nylon webbing handles and a neck retention strap, and an external pocket to hold a 10 x 12-inch rifle protective plate.

Bags and Cases

From guns to gear to shields and even a specialized litter, you'll find ways to bring everything you need to the fight with this photo gallery of carry-alls. Photos courtesy of manufacturers.

Earlier this summer LaserMax announced that it is producing a CenterFire Laser sight for the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield concealed carry pistol. The CenterFire laser for the M&P Shield was designed to integrate with the contours of the pistol. The laser mounts directly to the frame without need for changing out or altering parts. It can be user installed in minutes. The constant red laser is positioned directly under the bore for optimal accuracy. Features include ambidextrous activation and a distinct on/off switch that lets the user decide when it's needed.

Weapon Lights, Laser Sights

Weapon lights and laser sights for both handguns and long guns are valuable assets for officers in all assignments. The following from 12 leading law enforcement suppliers are some of the most innovative and highest quality versions of these tools on the market.

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