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Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Calls for Fleet Modernization

Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Calls for Fleet Modernization

The department operates an aging fleet of 1,291 vehicles riddled with maintenance issues. The vehicles lack technology needed for police work such as rugged computers. For officers, getting an operational vehicle is no sure bet, according to a Police Magazine report. In March 2013, a group of corporations pledged $8 million for new vehicles, enabling the department to replace 100 Detroit PD cruisers.

February 24, 2014

Ohio Agency Adds $3.5M In Patrol Vehicles

Oregon Agency Switching to Ford Police Interceptor Utility

The Eugene (Ore.) Police Department is switching to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and is planning to purchase 23 new SUVs. After replacing the vehicles, the agency expects to save more than $150,000 in fuel costs each year.

August 16, 2013

Wash. Agency Purchases 27 Police Vehicles

The agency purchased 14 Ford Police Interceptor sedans, eight Ford P.I. Utility vehicles, and four other vehicles slated for the agency's Criminal Apprehension Team.

August 2, 2013

New Ga. City Hires Officers, Unveils Patrol Cars

Border Patrol Implements 'Fuel Conservation' In Texas

Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol’s work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley that have agents patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles.

June 17, 2013

Iowa City Reconsiders Patrol Car Choice

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is re-evaluating its decision to go with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV as its primary patrol car. The city originally purchased seven Caprice PPVs in late 2012 but since then has been testing Ford's and Chrysler's latest police models.

January 30, 2013

N.C. County Gets Patrol Cars It Didn’t Order

The Scotland County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office received eight brand new, decaled patrol vehicles from a local Ford dealership earlier this month—but officials are saying they never purchased the vehicles.

January 30, 2013

Insurer Auctions Slain Pa. Cop's Cruiser

Insurer Auctions Slain Pa. Cop's Cruiser

Officials in Penn Hills, Pa., said they were disturbed that the city's insurance company posted a slain officer's cruiser for online auction.

January 29, 2013

Video: Texas Agency Explains Patrol Car Choice On YouTube
Nevada Highway Patrol To Reduce Fleet, Following Audit

Nevada Highway Patrol To Reduce Fleet, Following Audit

In an audit released earlier this month, the Nevada Department of Administration's Division of Internal Affairs said reducing the fleet size could save up to $7.2 million in one-time purchase costs and up to $1.8 million annually.

December 20, 2012

Vt. Police Fleet Destroyed In Fire

The Norwich (Vt.) Police Department's fleet of three cruisers was destroyed when a fire engulfed the vehicles on Thanksgiving Day.

November 28, 2012

ACDelco Introduces Coated Police Brake Pads

ACDelco Introduces Coated Police Brake Pads

ACDelco has introduced a surface coating to its brake pads that helps reduce the break-in period and improves pre-burnish brake effectiveness, according to the company.

November 28, 2012

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