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Looking Back: The Great American Police Car
GM to Discontinue Chevrolet Caprice PPV

GM to Discontinue Chevrolet Caprice PPV

General Motors will cease production of its Chevrolet Caprice police sedan after building the front-wheel drive patrol car for six model years in Australia.

January 16, 2017

GM Recalls Nearly 6,300 Police Cars for Steering Problem
Chevy Recalling 47,000 Caprice Patrol Vehicles for Seat Belt Concern

Chevy Recalling 47,000 Caprice Patrol Vehicles for Seat Belt Concern

According to documents GM filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, flexible steel cables that connect seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat may be bent from being sat upon while entering the vehicle. Over time, repeated bending may break the cable.

July 15, 2015

Gamber-Johnson Introduces New Console for 2014 Caprice PPV
Detroit Rolls Out New Patrol Cars

Detroit Rolls Out New Patrol Cars

The Detroit Police Department has put 15 new patrol vehicles into service from a donation from the local business community providing 100 new cruisers to patrol officers. The city unveiled the new Chevrolet Caprices, Dodge Chargers, and Ford Police Interceptor sedans Thursday during a downtown parade.

August 26, 2013

Missing Mo. Woman Found Dead In Unmarked Caprice
New Ga. City Hires Officers, Unveils Patrol Cars

N.Y. City Adds Chevy, Ford to Patrol Fleet

The Yonkers Police Department will roll out 23 Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars, nine Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, and an Emergency Service Unit patrol truck in the fall.

July 2, 2013

Chevy Adds Column Shifter To 2014 Caprice PPV
100 Patrol Cars Donated to Detroit PD

100 Patrol Cars Donated to Detroit PD

Detroit automakers and five other corporations promised $8 million to the city, including 100 new patrol vehicles for the Detroit Police Department, Mayor Dave Bing announced today.

March 25, 2013

Iowa City Reconsiders Patrol Car Choice

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

Calif. Agency Begins Purchasing Chevrolet Caprice PPVs
Baltimore Buys 80 Chevrolet Caprice Patrol Cars

Baltimore Buys 80 Chevrolet Caprice Patrol Cars

Each Caprice PPV will be equipped with mobile data terminals and provide officers with a foundation to begin field-based reporting. Officers will be able to create and submit police reports directly from their patrol vehicles.

November 9, 2012

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

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