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Chrysler Adds Ambush Detection System to 2017 Charger Pursuit

Chrysler Adds Ambush Detection System to 2017 Charger Pursuit

The Officer Protection Package is designed to increase an officer’s situational awareness when parked and working inside the vehicle. The package uses the Charger Pursuit’s ParkSense rear park assist system and ParkView rear backup camera to alert an officer if anyone is behind the vehicle.

February 13, 2017

Law Enforcement Vehicles 2016

Law Enforcement Vehicles 2016

Law enforcement agencies have many choices when it comes to vehicles designed to propel officers from call to call. Here's a look at a range of modes of transportation available to you for traversing land, water, and air on duty.

February 29, 2016

Carmakers in Hot Pursuit of LE Fleet Sales

Fleet sales are an important part of U.S. automakers' bottom lines, and none have more cachet or higher visibility than a contract with a law enforcement agency.

March 23, 2015

Going Big: SUVs for Patrol

Going Big: SUVs for Patrol

Many law enforcement agencies were unsure about what to do next when Ford retired the Crown Vic. Now agencies are buying SUVs to replace sedans for a variety of reasons.

November 12, 2014

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.

December 5, 2013

Chrysler Updates 2014 Dodge Durango for Police

Chrysler Updates 2014 Dodge Durango for Police

The 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service SUV comes with various improvements and updates from the prior model-year, the most significant of which is a standard eight-speed transmission that Chrysler says will deliver up to a 15% improvement in fuel economy.

October 23, 2013

Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

The Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department issued 1962 Chrysler Newport sedans that offered deputies a 5.9-liter, V-8 (361 CID) rear-wheel powertrain with push button transmission. The engine was rated at 265 hp.

September 27, 2013

Security, Performance Features Added to 2014 Charger Pursuit
Classic Chrysler Patrol Cars

Classic Chrysler Patrol Cars

Chrysler has been producing Plymouth or Dodge patrol cars since the early 1930s, and for many of those early years Plymouth turned out some special cars for police work. The earliest came when the Washington State Patrol began using a 1932 Plymouth 1932 PB coupe, according to AllPar.com. Chrysler offered its first police package on 1956 Dodge Coronets. The 1970s brought the era of Mopar squads.

June 13, 2013

Video: Seattle Cop Patrols In Vintage Cruiser

Video: Seattle Cop Patrols In Vintage Cruiser

Veteran Seattle Police Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls downtown not in a Crown Vic or any of the new wave of patrol cars. He prefers a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite.

April 26, 2013

Seattle PD's Vintage Patrol Car

Seattle PD's Vintage Patrol Car

Veteran Seattle PD Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls not with a modern patrol car but with a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite cruiser. Read the full story here.

April 26, 2013

Ill. Agency's Dodge Dart Serves Community Relations

Ill. Agency's Dodge Dart Serves Community Relations

A 2013 Dodge Dart, which was built at Chrysler's Belvidere plant and donated to the agency, has been primarily used for community relations duties such as civic ceremonies, parades, city gatherings, a county fair, and other public events.

February 20, 2013

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Dodge Durango Console
Historic NYPD Patrol Cars

Historic NYPD Patrol Cars

The NYPD began using horse-drawn police wagons in the later part of the 19th Century to move police forces from place to place. Motorized wagons came into use later, and it wasn't until the 1920s and 30s that the department began regularly using motorized patrol cars. Plymouth two-door radio cars were the standard in the late 1930s and 1940s. By the 1970s, the Plymouth Fury was the mainstay. Black-and-white photos courtesy of the New York City Police Museum.

April 2, 2012

Chrysler Offers Dodge Durango Special Service for Police

Chrysler Offers Dodge Durango Special Service for Police

Chrysler began offering its Dodge Durango Special Serivce SUV to law enforcement agencies, following through on a prototype the automaker brought to Michigan State Police vehicle testing in September. The automaker has begun taking orders and expects to deliver vehicles to agencies by July 1.

March 19, 2012

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