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San Diego Police to Patrol in Ford Hybrid SUVs

San Diego Police to Patrol in Ford Hybrid SUVs

The SDPD’s Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) instructors are creating a training video on PIU Hybrid operation that will be required viewing for police officers before they can drive the vehicles.

May 20, 2020

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

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

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

Las Vegas Chooses Ford P.I. Utility for Patrol

Las Vegas Chooses Ford P.I. Utility for Patrol

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department chose Ford's Police Interceptor Utility as its new standard patrol vehicle, after more than two years of research, testing, evaluation, and feedback.

February 22, 2013

An Early Look at Your 2025 Patrol Car

An Early Look at Your 2025 Patrol Car

Every year, the L.A. Auto Show holds a design challenge, and this year's challenge was to design a highway patrol vehicle "that meets the challenges of a specific region's transportation and societal conditions in 2025."

December 25, 2012

LAPD's Next-Generation Dodge Charger

LAPD's Next-Generation Dodge Charger

With the help of Chrysler and other police vendors, the LAPD presented its vision of the next-generation patrol car at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

November 20, 2012

Driving the New Patrol Cars

Driving the New Patrol Cars

The chance to get behind the wheel of the new patrol cars proved to be an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. So I'm passing along a few driving notes about the cars. I've never pursued a suspect through a blind alley or attempted a PIT Maneuver at high speeds, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

November 2, 2012

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

The Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided Police Magazine with preliminary results from the vehicle tests conducted in September and October of pursuit-rated patrol vehicles for the 2013 model year.

November 1, 2012

BMW's M5 Patrol Car

BMW's M5 Patrol Car

BMW has been showing off a concept police version of its M5 sedan. The latest generation of M5, which was introduced in November 2011, arrives with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8.

September 28, 2012

Philly P.D. Shifts Away From Front-Wheel-Drive Cruiser
The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

The last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor didn't go to a Michigan agency in the automaker's backyard. And it didn't go to one of the nation's largest police forces in Los Angeles or Chicago.

June 12, 2012

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

The Los Angeles Police Department's fleet manager has outlined several cost-control measures to address rising costs, including a study of major fleet costs to develop strategies for reducing top expenditures for fuel, tires, brake components, and big-ticket components such as transmissions and engines.

April 17, 2012