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Insurer Auctions Slain Pa. Cop's Cruiser

Insurer Auctions Slain Pa. Cop's Cruiser

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

GM To Offer 'Limited' Police Chevy Impala In 2014

GM To Offer 'Limited' Police Chevy Impala In 2014

The automaker's law enforcement vehicles manager told POLICE its front-wheel drive patrol car will be offered exclusively to fleets, including law enforcement, in 2014 under the nameplate Impala Limited.

December 3, 2012

G.M. Recalls Chevy Impala Patrol Cars

G.M. Recalls Chevy Impala Patrol Cars

General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala patrol cars in North America because the lower front control arms could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects Impala police vehicles from model years 2008 to 2012.

August 13, 2012

2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

The Dodge Charger Pursuit, Chevrolet Caprice PPV, and Chevrolet Impala crossed that threshold for the first time. A year ago, police drivers behind the wheel of the Caprice PPV reached a top speed of 148 mph.

September 19, 2011

U.S. Capitol Police Redesign Cruisers

U.S. Capitol Police Redesign Cruisers

The timing was right for the U.S. Capitol Police to launch a new look for their patrol cars, as the agency began replacing its entire fleet of 201 patrol vehicles.

June 14, 2011

Chevy Upgrades Powertrain on 2012 Impala Police

Chevy Upgrades Powertrain on 2012 Impala Police

The new engine and six-speed automatic transmission produces 302 hp and is rated to achieve a fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway — a 3 mpg improvement over previous Impala models. The 2012 Impala can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, according to the automaker.

June 10, 2011

Chevrolet Offers Full Line of Police Vehicles

When the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) begins production later this year, Chevrolet will be the only brand to offer a full line of police vehicles, including the front-wheel-drive Impala, the Tahoe PPV, the industry's only SUV designed for police, including high-speed emergency vehicle operations, and the V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive Caprice PPV.

April 2, 2010

2010 Impala 9C1 Patrol Car

2010 Impala 9C1 Patrol Car

Chevrolet's 2010 Impala 9C1 is offered as an affordable front-wheel-drive patrol car. The vehicle is powered by a 3.9-liter V6 engine with wide open throttle air-conditioning cut off that's rated with an MPG of 17 in the city and 24 on the highway.

November 2, 2009

Classic Chevy Patrol Cars

Classic Chevy Patrol Cars

This week's announcement that General Motors is bringing back the Chevy Caprice patrol car, an officer favorite it stopped producing in 1996, put the editors of POLICE Magazine in the mood to remember the Chevy patrol cars of years past. Chevy has a strong legacy in the patrol car market, and the reintroduction of the Caprice patrol car has excited officers who remember the hot pursuer of the 1990s. We'll start off with the 1954 Chevy Bel Air, a patrol car that was affordable and powerful.

October 6, 2009

Safer by Design

Safer by Design

It's unrealistic to believe all deaths and injuries can be prevented from traffic accidents, of course, but striving toward that goal will undoubtedly help reduce such incidents.

April 1, 2008

2008 Michigan Vehicle Tests

2008 Michigan Vehicle Tests

In the words of one EVOC trainer, "Every officer wants the best vehicle they can get their hands on. Every department wants the most cost-effective fleet possible. Somewhere in between is probably the best place to be."

December 1, 2007

2007 Michigan Vehicle Tests

2007 Michigan Vehicle Tests

Every fall, law enforcement vehicles are tested by two of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies: the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police. This year, Ford brought a hybrid vehicle.

May 1, 2007

Patrol Cars: Class of 2006

Yes, I've seen a lot of police cars over the years, but I don't think I've ever seen a better-looking crop of patrol cars than the class of 2006. Each one of these cars has great lines. They look both modern and a bit retro. And they have plenty of engine to get the job done.

May 1, 2006

Ready for Duty

Police vehicles serve many functions. They are symbols of law and order that help deter motorists from speeding and other people from committing serious offenses. They’re also rolling offices for sworn personnel, equipment haulers, and prisoner transportation systems. The list of all the tasks required of police vehicles could go on for a long time.

April 1, 2005

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