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Ford's New F-150: Improving the Pursuit-Rated Pickup
Patrol Vehicles 2019

Patrol Vehicles 2019

This year the Big 3 are offering new SUVs, new engines, and new features for law enforcement fleets.

February 2, 2019

2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit

2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit

One big change between the 2018 Durango Pursuit and the 2019 models is that buyers now have a choice of engines. The 2018 was released with one engine, the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI. The 2019 is available with the HEMI or with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.

August 31, 2018

The Next Generation of Patrol Vehicles

The Next Generation of Patrol Vehicles

Look at the current police vehicle and consumer vehicle trends and you can make predictions about what you'll be driving on duty in the next decade.

February 8, 2018

Going Big: SUVs for Patrol

Going Big: SUVs for Patrol

Many law enforcement agencies were unsure about what to do next when Ford retired the Crown Vic. Now agencies are buying SUVs to replace sedans for a variety of reasons.

November 12, 2014

High-Tech Engines in the New Cop Cars

High-Tech Engines in the New Cop Cars

The end of the Crown Vic has heralded one of the most exciting eras in the history of law enforcement vehicles. The first true 21st century police cars have extremely sophisticated engines.

February 3, 2011

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Can the police version of the Taurus sustain Ford's domination of the patrol car market? What we can say now is that the NGPI is a fine-looking automobile with the sleek lines of a luxury sports sedan; it performs like a muscle car; and it was designed from the ground up for police duty.

April 8, 2010

The Next Generation of Patrol Cars

The police patrol vehicle market is not known for revolutionary innovation. But that business model is now metamorphosing in response to a rapidly evolving automobile market. This means that the once staid patrol car market is becoming turbulent and more innovative.

February 25, 2010

Coming Attraction: Carbon Motors' E7 Patrol Car

Coming Attraction: Carbon Motors' E7 Patrol Car

The Carbon Motors E7 prototype patrol vehicle looks something like a cross between an exotic sports car and a prop vehicle from a science fiction film. Its body styling is dynamic, muscular, almost startling, and it has the ability to visibly excite police audiences.

February 1, 2009

2007 Chevy Tahoe PPV

It was my fault. I entered the hairpin curve way too fast, and the SUV I was driving went into a spin. But I had two things going for me that prevented the spin from being dangerous: I was in the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Police Package Vehicle and I was on a closed course at GM’s Scottsdale, Ariz., proving grounds.

January 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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