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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

In-Service Cop Cars: Chevrolet Caprice

In-Service Cop Cars: Chevrolet Caprice

Chevrolet returned to the patrol car market with its Caprice PPV, a smaller, more powerful Caprice than the mid-90s model. This new police-only Caprice has impressed agencies with its mix of agility, braking, and high-speed handling. View our gallery of in-service Chavrolet Caprice PPVs, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

October 24, 2012

Cedar Rapids Moving to Chevrolet Caprice PPV for Patrol Car
La. Agency Equips 60 Chevy Caprice PPVs

La. Agency Equips 60 Chevy Caprice PPVs

The Shreveport (La.) Police Department began equipping 60 new Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars for patrol duty. The vehicles will all be delivered by the end of the year.

September 5, 2012

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

Washington State Patrol Replacing Crown Vics With Caprice PPV

Washington State Patrol Replacing Crown Vics With Caprice PPV

The Washington State Patrol has begun the process of replacing 650 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The agency has just begun the process and currently has five Caprice PPV sedans in the fleet.

July 26, 2012

Mass. Agency Chooses Chevy Caprice for Duty

Starting this fall, the look of police cruisers in Lowell, Mass., will begin to change dramatically as the department begins buying 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicles now that the ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria is out of production.

July 24, 2012

Chevy Caprice PPVs Arrive for Wash. Sheriff

Chevy Caprice PPVs Arrive for Wash. Sheriff

The Yakima County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office took delivery of 17 Chevrolet Caprice patrol vehicles, replacing more than half its patrol fleet of Ford Crown Victorias.

July 24, 2012

Kentucky State Police Choose Chevy Caprice for Patrol

Kentucky State Police Choose Chevy Caprice for Patrol

The state police purchased 125 of the vehicles, 100 in gray and 25 in tan, for use by the agency's Commercial Enforcement Division. These models will replace KSP's aging fleet of 2004–10 models.

June 14, 2012

RAM Mounts Introduces Chevrolet Caprice PPV Tough-Box Console

RAM Mounts Introduces Chevrolet Caprice PPV Tough-Box Console

RAM Mounts' Tough-Box console for the Chevrolet Caprice PPV will be available March 13. The console, which fits the 2011 and 2012 model years, uses molded composite and stamped steel that are melded to improve ergonomics, performance, and safety.

March 2, 2012

Michigan Vehicle Tests In Pictures

Michigan Vehicle Tests In Pictures

The Michigan State Police tested 2012 model-year patrol vehicles at this year's tests in mid-September. State troopers assigned to the Precision Driving Unit tested vehicles submitted by Chrysler/Dodge, Ford, General Motors/Chevrolet, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and Victory Motorcycles. Photos courtesy of Michigan State Police unless indicated otherwise.

November 14, 2011

Choosing Caprice

Choosing Caprice

The Montclair (Calif.) Police Department chose Caprice to replace its aging Crown Vics due to the spacious cabin, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 6.0-liter V-8 engine, and dynamic braking.

November 11, 2011

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

Chevy Caprice Console

Chevy Caprice Console

Troy Products introduces a new console for the 2011 Police Patrol Chevrolet (9C1) Caprice. Made from rugged steel, the console is specially designed to work around the driver-side floor shifter. Also available is a side-mount solution for laptops and docking stations.

October 27, 2011

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