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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

Should Patrol Cars Be More Fuel Efficient?

Should Patrol Cars Be More Fuel Efficient?

Without releasing specific mpg ratings for its new patrol vehicles, the company announced the sedan would offer a 20% improvement on fuel usage over the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

March 31, 2011

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

The Michigan State Police have been driving and rating new police vehicles since 1974. But this year is special. The agency's precision drivers say they would be hard-pressed to name a year of testing that's generated more discussion and anticipation than this one.

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

Chevrolet Aims to 'Flip' Ford's Patrol Car Dominance

Chevrolet Aims to 'Flip' Ford's Patrol Car Dominance

To achieve its lofty goals, the Detroit automaker has been taking steps to expose officers and law enforcement fleet buyers to the vehicle by issuing preview vehicles to agencies, hosting Ride-n-Drive events and gleaning feedback from its police advisory board.

October 25, 2010

Next-Gen Patrol Cars Raise the Bar in Michigan

Next-Gen Patrol Cars Raise the Bar in Michigan

During the Michigan State Police's annual testing, which was covered live by POLICE Magazine in Chelsea, the Chevrolet Caprice and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedans were the top four-wheel performers, according to preliminary results.

September 20, 2010

Can Ford Sustain Its Dominance of the LE Vehicle Market?
Michigan State Police Will Test Five New-Vehicle Introductions
2011 Chevy Caprice: Detective Package

2011 Chevy Caprice: Detective Package

The detective model includes a traditional center console and floor shifter, whereas the patrol vehicle has an open center console with a shift lever strategically placed on the floor to provide space for police equipment.

July 30, 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