Ford and Telogis will offer a factory telematics system to law enforcement agencies that's designed to reduce hazardous driving by officers, the companies said while announcing the product at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando, Fla.
October 28, 2014
The department operates an aging fleet of 1,291 vehicles riddled with maintenance issues. The vehicles lack technology needed for police work such as rugged computers. For officers, getting an operational vehicle is no sure bet, according to a Police Magazine report. In March 2013, a group of corporations pledged $8 million for new vehicles, enabling the department to replace 100 Detroit PD cruisers.
February 24, 2014
The Toledo (Ohio) Police Department is revamping its police fleet with 117 new Ford vehicles at a cost of nearly $3.5 million.
September 11, 2013
The fleet manager of the new Camden County (N.J.) Police Department allegedly posed as a police officer to stop a pedestrian and rob him using a police badge, radio, and agency vehicle.
August 26, 2013
The Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office has installed idle-reduction systems on eight of its patrol vehicles, including five Dodge Chargers, two Ford Police Interceptor sedans, and a Chevrolet Tahoe PPV.
August 16, 2013
The Eugene (Ore.) Police Department is switching to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and is planning to purchase 23 new SUVs. After replacing the vehicles, the agency expects to save more than $150,000 in fuel costs each year.
August 16, 2013
NAFA is the premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses. NAFA provides its members with a full range of products and services.
August 9, 2013
The agency purchased 14 Ford Police Interceptor sedans, eight Ford P.I. Utility vehicles, and four other vehicles slated for the agency's Criminal Apprehension Team.
August 2, 2013
The Brookhaven (Ga.) Police Department, which unveiled its new vehicle fleet on Tuesday, will take over patrol duties from the DeKalb County Police Department on July 31.
July 15, 2013
Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol’s work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley that have agents patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles.
June 17, 2013
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is re-evaluating its decision to go with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV as its primary patrol car. The city originally purchased seven Caprice PPVs in late 2012 but since then has been testing Ford's and Chrysler's latest police models.
January 30, 2013
The Scotland County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office received eight brand new, decaled patrol vehicles from a local Ford dealership earlier this month—but officials are saying they never purchased the vehicles.
January 30, 2013
Officials in Penn Hills, Pa., said they were disturbed that the city's insurance company posted a slain officer's cruiser for online auction.
January 29, 2013
The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently explained its switch from Ford Crown Victoria police sedans to Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs via a City Council television program that was posted to YouTube.
January 8, 2013
In an audit released earlier this month, the Nevada Department of Administration's Division of Internal Affairs said reducing the fleet size could save up to $7.2 million in one-time purchase costs and up to $1.8 million annually.
December 20, 2012