There are many things that an in-car video system can do that body cameras can't do or can't do nearly as well. Primarily, in-car video evidence capture was specifically designed for monitoring the activity in and around a vehicle—whether that vehicle is stopped or moving.
May 24, 2015
The murder of Sgt. Cory Wride and the attempted murder of Dep. Greg Sherwood reveal a key vulnerability in American police patrol vehicles: lack of protection from gunfire.
November 26, 2014
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
Here's a look at some of the latest in-car video systems for law enforcement operations.
October 28, 2014
Known to the company and its customers as the "BombCat," the EOD model BearCat was, like most of the company's products, the result of a customer request.
May 2, 2014
The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.
March 14, 2014
While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have made inroads into police fleets.
November 5, 2013
Last month the Defense Department cut off a very valuable resource for many of the nation's 17,000 law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon's 1033 program provides cash-strapped police and sheriff's departments with free military surplus.
July 10, 2012
The engineers and designers at L-3 Mobile-Vision had a clear mission when they started to develop the company's next generation of mobile computers. They wanted to incorporate many of the best features of consumer computers-ergonomic design, fast processors, and abundant connectivity-into a high-end fully rugged mobile system.
July 5, 2011
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
Today, Kawasaki is once again making police bikes. The company's new Concours 14 represents its attempt at recapturing a share of the law enforcement market.
June 7, 2010
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 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
Today, law enforcement lightbars are becoming even more high-tech with the adoption of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and computer controls. Many lightbars also now feature modular design that allows an agency to replace and repair modules rather than the entire system.
December 29, 2009
Even though it was toward the back of the exhibit hall, it was hard to miss Oshkosh Defense's new Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police show. It's an imposing vehicle.
December 22, 2009