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5 Things to Know When Buying Patrol Vehicles
“Over the last 20 years, some agencies may have been a little bit cautious about adopting hybrids and electric vehicles. Now we're seeing that there's a lot more willingness to take a look at these things and start adding them to the portfolio,” says Lindsey Bertino.
Small California Departments Deal with Increased Fuel Costs, Keep Patrols Rolling
“Like everybody else in law enforcement, we will just adapt accordingly,” says Chief Ramar. “If the gas prices continue the way they are, for next year we will either have to figure out a way to cut back or get more funding on that line-item budget.”
MSP Ranks the Fastest Police Vehicles of 2022
For the acceleration test, the Ford Mach-E achieved the fastest 0-60 mph and 0-100 mph at 4.03 seconds and 11.94 seconds. This was followed by the Ford PIU 3L EcoBoost at 5.45 seconds and 13.47 seconds. The PIU 3L EcoBoost was the fastest vehicle tested, achieving a top speed of 148 mph, followed by the two Dodge Chargers, which tied at 139 mph.
Command Staff: Calling Off the Chase
Options such as aborting a vehiclepursuit from afar or obtaining new technology that can help more safely end a pursuit must be explored and examined by law enforcement leaders.
Agencies Cleaning Police Vehicles to Kill Coronavirus
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan has set up a sanitation station for cruisers to be completely sanitized after they transport people to jail.
L.A. Sheriff's Department Tests 2018 Police Vehicles
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.
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L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests
This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.
IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors
The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference in Philadelphia that showcase a high-tech, less-cluttered patrol car of the future.
Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles
We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may be on the way. We picked three motor officers in Southern California to profile three widely used cycles.
Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released
Three newcomers to the police motorcycle market fared well during the Michigan State Police's annual evaluation of law enforcement vehicles that takes place each September.
Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit valuated 12 sedans and three pursuit-rated utility models available to police agencies for the 2014 model year.
Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport
The Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department issued 1962 Chrysler Newport sedans that offered deputies a 5.9-liter, V-8 (361 CID) rear-wheel powertrain with push button transmission. The engine was rated at 265 hp.
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