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Driving the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit
AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will offer at least one police vehicle in an all-wheel or four-wheel-drive configuration.

November 5, 2013

The Detroit Blues

The Detroit Blues

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

October 10, 2013

ATF's Tactical Medic Program

ATF's Tactical Medic Program

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

August 18, 2013

Nevada's Gaming Control Board

Nevada's Gaming Control Board

Any casino operator must secure a gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Commission and agree to comply with extensive rules of conduct. These rules are enforced by the sworn agents of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

January 2, 2013

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

The agencies that test new model-year, pursuit-rated vehicles offer complementary evaluations and differing methodologies that give them equal weight among vehicle purchasers.

November 1, 2012

Municipal Bankruptcies: Running On Empty

Municipal Bankruptcies: Running On Empty

The bankruptcy filings swallowed by four California cities have left plenty of indigestion for officers. Like a rolling blackout on an electrical grid, fiscal distress has slowly crippled the police departments in these cities, bringing loss of pay, lower benefits, and layoffs.

September 6, 2012

N.J. Detective Back On the Job After Shooting

N.J. Detective Back On the Job After Shooting

Detective Rachel Morgan's psychological recovery has been helped by her membership in the "Swiss Cheese Club," a group of officers shot in the line of duty who provided timely support. 

September 2, 2012

The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars

The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars

Agencies with fleet-replacement budgets have begun selecting the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit, Ford Police Interceptor sedan, and Ford P.I. Utility to patrol their jurisdictions. And the first wave of new-era patrol cars—with agency badging, logos, and color schemes—have reached the streets.

August 6, 2012

Todd Young's Long Road Back

Todd Young's Long Road Back

Shot on an Oakland street, Officer Todd Young endures numerous surgeries and continuous rehab to regain his status as a gang investigator and SWAT officer. His story is part of PoliceMag's "Returning To Duty" Web-only series about officers injured on the job.

June 13, 2012

Officer Recovers After Being Struck by Drunk Driver

Officer Recovers After Being Struck by Drunk Driver

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Deanna Pulley returned to patrol after a drunk driver's bad day resulted in more than a year of surgeries and rehabilitation for the veteran officer.

April 18, 2012

Inside the Manhunt for the Ranger Killer

Inside the Manhunt for the Ranger Killer

The Pierce County (Wash.) Sheriff's SWAT team got the initial call of a ranger down and a gunman on the loose in Mount Rainer National Park. Tactical officers borrowed snow shoes from park service personnel and followed the suspect's tracks through the snowy, rugged terrain.

January 5, 2012

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, General Motors' Chevy Caprice PPV, and Ford's Police Interceptor are now the talk of the police vehicle world, as the Big 3 battle to see what company and what car will take the lion's share of what has been undeniably the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor's market.

November 11, 2011

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

November 11, 2011

Choosing Caprice

Choosing Caprice

The Montclair (Calif.) Police Department chose Caprice to replace its aging Crown Vics due to the spacious cabin, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 6.0-liter V-8 engine, and dynamic braking.

November 11, 2011