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Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.

May 19, 2011

Krav Maga for Women in LE

Krav Maga for Women in LE

Krava Maga is a hand-to-hand combat system that teaches striking, wrestling, and grappling and it has been adopted by many law enforcement trainers as an effective approach for street fights and jail scuffles. It offers plenty of tools to the smaller deputy or officer who finds herself under attack by a larger suspect.

May 5, 2011

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

Drivers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's annual vehicle testing provided driving notes, which are concise observations that read like a Zagat restaurant review entry, as one element of their evaluation of the performance and safety features of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV, 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit, and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedan.

April 25, 2011

Gangs: The 'Ultimate' In Police Work

Gangs: The 'Ultimate' In Police Work

In his years as a gang cop, Sgt. James Bisetti witnessed few gang members in Long Beach, which is primarily a Crip-gang city, successfully leave gang life.

December 9, 2010

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2011-12 Patrol Vehicles

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2011-12 Patrol Vehicles

The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.

November 18, 2010

California Sheriff's 'Haunted Jail' Draws More Than 4,000

California Sheriff's 'Haunted Jail' Draws More Than 4,000

Sheriff's explorers and volunteers tapped their creative juices, decorating the holding cells with macabre scenes. The event drew 1,000 in its first year, and was an even bigger success this year, as many of the 4,300 visitors waited an hour to enter the haunted house event.

November 1, 2010

L.A. Sheriff Gets $56.7 Million To Replace Helicopter Fleet
Rating the 2010 Patrol Cars

Rating the 2010 Patrol Cars

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department completed its annual evaluation of police vehicles and released separate reports on the motorcycles and patrol cars that POLICE Magazine obtained. We've given you the motorcycle evaluation. Now get ready for the patrol cars.

April 14, 2010

Buying Surveillance Cars at Dealer Auctions

Buying Surveillance Cars at Dealer Auctions

When the fleet manager for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department needs to replenish the agency's fleet of surveillance cars, he uses a method that other LE agencies may not know exists: He buys the cars at private dealer auctions.

March 22, 2010

L.A. County Sheriff Releases 2010 Motorcycle Evaluation
San Jose Officers Begin Using Head-Mounted Cameras

San Jose Officers Begin Using Head-Mounted Cameras

The San Jose Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the country to deploy head-mounted video cameras on officers during a pilot program started late last year. The department implemented the new TASER AXON and Evidence.com system.

January 14, 2010

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2010 Patrol Vehicles

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2010 Patrol Vehicles

Each year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pushes the new crop of patrol vehicles to their limit at a California speedway, as part of an annual performance and safety evaluation.

October 26, 2009

Motor Officers Compete To Become 'Top Gun' Rider

Motor Officers Compete To Become 'Top Gun' Rider

An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot lining the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity.

October 8, 2009

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