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AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will offer at least one police vehicle in an all-wheel or four-wheel-drive configuration.

November 5, 2013

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

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.

October 21, 2013

Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released
Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

July 3, 2013

Driving the New Patrol Cars

Driving the New Patrol Cars

The chance to get behind the wheel of the new patrol cars proved to be an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. So I'm passing along a few driving notes about the cars. I've never pursued a suspect through a blind alley or attempted a PIT Maneuver at high speeds, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

November 2, 2012

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

The agencies that test new model-year, pursuit-rated vehicles offer complementary evaluations and differing methodologies that give them equal weight among vehicle purchasers.

November 1, 2012

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

The Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided Police Magazine with preliminary results from the vehicle tests conducted in September and October of pursuit-rated patrol vehicles for the 2013 model year.

November 1, 2012

Michigan State Police To Test 2013 Patrol Vehicles
The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars

The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars

Agencies with fleet-replacement budgets have begun selecting the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit, Ford Police Interceptor sedan, and Ford P.I. Utility to patrol their jurisdictions. And the first wave of new-era patrol cars—with agency badging, logos, and color schemes—have reached the streets.

August 6, 2012

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2012-13 Patrol Vehicles
2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, General Motors' Chevy Caprice PPV, and Ford's Police Interceptor are now the talk of the police vehicle world, as the Big 3 battle to see what company and what car will take the lion's share of what has been undeniably the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor's market.

November 11, 2011

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

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.

September 26, 2011

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

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.

August 12, 2011

How Is Your Agency Choosing Its New Patrol Car?

How Is Your Agency Choosing Its New Patrol Car?

Our compatriots at Government Fleet (a sister publication of POLICE) asked fleet managers how they're choosing their new pursuit vehicle, and published their responses at the Anonymous Public Fleet Manager blog. While the responses shouldn't be taken as a scientific survey, the anecdotal answers do shed light on the decision-making process.

June 29, 2011

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

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.

April 25, 2011