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2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

The Dodge Charger Pursuit, Chevrolet Caprice PPV, and Chevrolet Impala crossed that threshold for the first time. A year ago, police drivers behind the wheel of the Caprice PPV reached a top speed of 148 mph.

September 19, 2011

Michigan State Police Investigating Alleged Fleet Scam

The agency is currently investigating the allegedly fraudulent fleet purchasing complaint that Bruno Val Novel, 43, posed as the new vendor for state and federal government vehicle fleet contracts, according to an agency release.

January 16, 2011

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Chevy Caprice PPV

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Chevy Caprice PPV

Dana Hammer, GM's manager of law enforcement vehicles, gives a walkaround tour of the 2011 Chevy Caprice PPV at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.

December 9, 2010

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14P
Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Eugene Mitchell, senior manager of government sales with Chrysler Dodge, gives a walkaround tour of the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.

December 9, 2010

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2012 Ford P.I. Utility

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2012 Ford P.I. Utility

Tony Gratson, government sales manager with Ford Motor Co., gives a walkaround tour of the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor Utility at the Michigan State Police's annual vehicle evaluation.

December 9, 2010

Michigan Vehicle Tests: 2012 Ford Police Interceptor
Effective Pursuit Driving

Effective Pursuit Driving

Michigan State Police Sgt. Jim Flegel of the Precision Driving Unit explains how troopers evaluate patrol vehicles and explains how to correct for skids created by oversteering or understeering.

December 9, 2010

Michigan Police Commander Drives 2011 Chevy Tahoe

Michigan Police Commander Drives 2011 Chevy Tahoe

The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV is driven by Lt. Keith Wilson, commander of the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, in this video. Wilson explains why the automaker's addition of StabiliTrak will help officers drive in more adverse weather conditions.

November 3, 2010

Detroit 3's Next Generation of Police Vehicles Tested

Detroit 3's Next Generation of Police Vehicles Tested

About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

September 20, 2010

Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation

Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation

Each year, the Michigan State Police driving unit evaluates law enforcement vehicles from the new model year. The unit evaluates patrol cars, SUVs and motorcycles using a series of tests that test each vehicle's performance, ergonomics and mechanic-friendly qualities. The results are tallied and included in a report that's used by police fleet managers to aid in the decision to purchase patrol vehicles.

March 31, 2010

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