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IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference in Philadelphia that showcase a high-tech, less-cluttered patrol car of the future.

October 21, 2013

Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released
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

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

July 3, 2013

LAPD's Next-Generation Dodge Charger

LAPD's Next-Generation Dodge Charger

With the help of Chrysler and other police vendors, the LAPD presented its vision of the next-generation patrol car at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

November 20, 2012

Driving the New Patrol Cars

Driving the New Patrol Cars

The chance to get behind the wheel of the new patrol cars proved to be an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. So I'm passing along a few driving notes about the cars. I've never pursued a suspect through a blind alley or attempted a PIT Maneuver at high speeds, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

November 2, 2012

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

The Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided Police Magazine with preliminary results from the vehicle tests conducted in September and October of pursuit-rated patrol vehicles for the 2013 model year.

November 1, 2012

BMW's M5 Patrol Car

BMW's M5 Patrol Car

BMW has been showing off a concept police version of its M5 sedan. The latest generation of M5, which was introduced in November 2011, arrives with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8.

September 28, 2012

Philly P.D. Shifts Away From Front-Wheel-Drive Cruiser
The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

The last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor didn't go to a Michigan agency in the automaker's backyard. And it didn't go to one of the nation's largest police forces in Los Angeles or Chicago.

June 12, 2012

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

The Los Angeles Police Department's fleet manager has outlined several cost-control measures to address rising costs, including a study of major fleet costs to develop strategies for reducing top expenditures for fuel, tires, brake components, and big-ticket components such as transmissions and engines.

April 17, 2012

LAPD Evaluates Driver Training with Patrol-Car Choice

LAPD Evaluates Driver Training with Patrol-Car Choice

The Los Angeles Police Department has yet to choose its Crown Vic replacement patrol car, but that hasn't kept the agency's emergency driving trainers from discussing changes in how recruits are trained behind the wheel.

March 22, 2012

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2012-13 Patrol Vehicles
GM Gives Chevy Caprice PPV Update

GM Gives Chevy Caprice PPV Update

Executives with General Motors' law enforcement fleet unit said building their Chevrolet Caprice PPV in Australia doesn't put them at a competitive disadvantage because the vehicle is well-suited for patrol work.

February 10, 2012

Michigan State Police Publish 2012 Test Report

Michigan State Police Publish 2012 Test Report

The MSP Precision Driving Unit tested 19 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Six motorcycles were included in the group.

November 17, 2011