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Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast

Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast

We published the 100th "Shots Fired" feature in September. We've decided to present these features of officers under fire as monthly audio podcasts.

February 11, 2014

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.

December 5, 2013

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference in Philadelphia that showcase a high-tech, less-cluttered patrol car of the future.

October 21, 2013

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may be on the way. We picked three motor officers in Southern California to profile three widely used cycles.

October 15, 2013

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released
Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released
Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

The Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department issued 1962 Chrysler Newport sedans that offered deputies a 5.9-liter, V-8 (361 CID) rear-wheel powertrain with push button transmission. The engine was rated at 265 hp.

September 27, 2013

Using a Ford E-Series Van for Prisoner Transport

Using a Ford E-Series Van for Prisoner Transport

Rather than investing in a heavy duty bus, the Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has converted more economical Ford E-Series vans to round up disorderly college drunks and other scofflaws at chaotic scenes.

September 23, 2013

Officer Connectivity On Display at APCO

Officer Connectivity On Display at APCO

On-body video systems, broadband LTE networks and hardware, P25 Phase 2 radios and even biometric monitoring systems are entering the market at a rapid clip to help law enforcement officers gather intelligence and quickly process that information in a command center.

August 27, 2013

CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement

CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement

An Oakland Harley-Davidson dealer has begun delivering Harley-Davidson police motorcycles to the California Highway Patrol following a contract with the agency to provide up to 400 new motorcycles.

August 21, 2013

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.

July 31, 2013

Identifying Counterfeit Products

Identifying Counterfeit Products

The global business of counterfeit goods has reached more than $700 billion a year. Craig Crosby, a retired officer, has launched The Counterfeit Report, a website with reference material on more than 200 commercially available brands.

July 25, 2013

Victory's Stealth Police Motorcycle

Victory's Stealth Police Motorcycle

Stealth motorcycles may be less common, but that could change. Victory Motorcycles has introduced a stealth version of their Commander I police motorcycle. The cycle's black-out paint scheme gives it a smoother, more polished look.

July 17, 2013

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

July 3, 2013

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad

In March, the NYPD revamped its Highway Division Accident Investigation Squad, beefing up staffing, adding higher-tech tools, and broadening its mission to respond to serious, as well as fatal, crashes. The unit also got a new name: the Collision Investigation Squad.

June 26, 2013