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Driving the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit
Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast

Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast

We published the 100th "Shots Fired" feature in September. We've decided to present these features of officers under fire as monthly audio podcasts.

February 11, 2014

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

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.

December 5, 2013

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

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

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.

October 15, 2013

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released
The Detroit Blues

The Detroit Blues

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

October 10, 2013

Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released
Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

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.

September 27, 2013

Using a Ford E-Series Van for Prisoner Transport

Using a Ford E-Series Van for Prisoner Transport

Rather than investing in a heavy duty bus, the Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has converted more economical Ford E-Series vans to round up disorderly college drunks and other scofflaws at chaotic scenes.

September 23, 2013

Officer Connectivity On Display at APCO

Officer Connectivity On Display at APCO

On-body video systems, broadband LTE networks and hardware, P25 Phase 2 radios and even biometric monitoring systems are entering the market at a rapid clip to help law enforcement officers gather intelligence and quickly process that information in a command center.

August 27, 2013

CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement

CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement

An Oakland Harley-Davidson dealer has begun delivering Harley-Davidson police motorcycles to the California Highway Patrol following a contract with the agency to provide up to 400 new motorcycles.

August 21, 2013

ATF's Tactical Medic Program

ATF's Tactical Medic Program

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

August 18, 2013

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.

July 31, 2013