The Greenfield (Wis.) Police Department's 2012 Subaru WRX STI, acquired on a courtesy lease from Schlossmann's Subaru City, makes an impression. The department has been using the vehicle for community relations, traffic enforcement, and cruising enforcement. Several violators have requested a ride to jail in the backseat of this police rally car. Read the full story here. The car was featured in a photo shoot by Jay Baumgardner.
March 11, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department is now field-testing the Vectrix VX-3, a unique three-wheeled electric patrol vehicle that will be available in the spring. The LAPD is testing the scooter-type vehicle at the city's LA Live entertainment complex that includes Staples Center. The vehicle was debuted at the 2010 COPSWEST trade show. Photos by Paul Clinton.
November 22, 2010
Current trends indicate that saving money and improving community relations will continue to drive law enforcement policy decisions for the foreseeable future. Following this train of thought, vehicles that run on electricity instead of gasoline and operate at lower speeds conducive to personal interaction are good news for both public safety and the public. Fortunately, there are several options available to agencies looking to take advantage of these innovative modes of transportation.
July 10, 2009
Whereas the Dodge Charger and Ford Crown Victoria have been staple patrol cars in the United States, police agencies outside of the country use BMW, Subaru, Skoda and a variety of other automaker brands for officers on the job. Check out some of the more colorful international vehicles patrolling cities in Europe, Canada and other areas. In one instance, a Canadian agency is taking a progressive approach by using an electric vehicle.
July 9, 2009