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The Hybrid Patrol Car

The Hybrid Patrol Car

Ford's all-new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will be the first pursuit-rated hybrid vehicle and was designed for urban or local patrol work.

June 15, 2017

New Rides for Motor Officers

New Rides for Motor Officers

The iconic law enforcement motorcycle is most visible conducting traffic enforcement on highways and participating in special events and motorcades.  Manufacturers are continually working to improve performance and comfort for motor officers. Here's a look at motorcycles currently available for law enforcement.

February 9, 2017

LAPD Adds 100 BMW Electric Cars to Its Fleet
Video: LAPD Testing Tesla Electric Sedans

Video: LAPD Testing Tesla Electric Sedans

Electric car company Tesla's Model S sedan is being tested by the Los Angeles Police Department, the police force in the nation's second-biggest city. Testing has been underway for nearly a year.

May 12, 2016

LAPD Testing Tesla Electric Sedans

LAPD Testing Tesla Electric Sedans

Electric car company Tesla's Model S sedan is being tested by the Los Angeles Police Department, the police force in the nation's second-biggest city. Testing has been underway for nearly a year. More Here.

May 12, 2016

BMW Offers F800 GT-P Police Motorcycle

BMW Offers F800 GT-P Police Motorcycle

BMW has begun offering the F800 GT-P sport motorcycle to law enforcement agencies as a compact and more affordable alternative to the R1200 RT-P touring cycle.

November 4, 2013

BMW's R1200-RTP

BMW's R1200-RTP

California Highway Patrol Officer Saul Gomez explains why BMW's R1200-RTP offers an ideal package for highway enforcement in Southern California. Read the full story here.

October 15, 2013

2013 Police Vehicle Testing

2013 Police Vehicle Testing

Evaluators in Michigan and Southern California have completed their testing of the 2013 model-year patrol cars, SUVs, and motorcycles. View these photos from the test sites that show the vehicles in action. Read "How to Use Police Vehicle Tests" for the full story.

November 1, 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

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

November 11, 2011

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

Kawasaki's Concours 14P ABS motorcycle turned heads when it was relaunched in May (Kawasaki initially introduced it in 2009), and may have generated the most off-line conversations at this year's Michigan State Police vehicle testing.

December 9, 2010

BMW Will Supply Diesel Engines For Carbon Motors' E7 Patrol Car
Motorcycle Skills Competition

Motorcycle Skills Competition

An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot along the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity about their specialized patrol work. The Orange County Traffic Officer's Association hosted the annual police motorcycle skills competition, which nearly doubled in attendance from a year ago.

October 8, 2009

Police Motorcycles: 2009

Police Motorcycles: 2009

Officers patrolling for agencies that purchased motorcycles from the 2009 model year will be riding one of six models. Harley-Davidson, which began producing police motorcycles in 1908, offers the Road King and Electra Glide (identical engine with sidecar mounting). BMW's R1200 RT-P is a favorite of the California Highway Patrol and Los Angles Sheriff's Department. The company also offers the G650. In 2007, Honda began producing its ST1300, a compact, performance bike. And H-D subsidiary Buell began producing a police version of its Ulysses sportbike in late 2008. Roads can't contain that bike, which has already been put to use by several rural departments.

September 16, 2009

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