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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

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released
Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released
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

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

Michigan State Police To Test 2013 Patrol Vehicles
Rating the 2012 Police Motorcycles

Rating the 2012 Police Motorcycles

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated its largest crop of police motorcycles in the fall, analyzing seven cycles for performance, safety, and comfort.

March 29, 2012

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2012-13 Patrol Vehicles
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

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles In Michigan

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles In Michigan

This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year. The state police also tested BMW's R1200-RTP, Harley-Davidson's Road King, and H-D's Electra Glide.

October 4, 2011

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

A vehicle that can reach 150 mph certainly presents officer-safety concerns, yet officers may sleep more soundly knowing the capabilities these new vehicles bring to the table.

September 26, 2011

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

For the first time in two decades, Ford's mainstay Crown Vic Police Interceptor will be absent from the track, when the Michigan State Police commence their annual test of law enforcement vehicles in September.

August 12, 2011

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.

May 19, 2011

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on the 2011 Patrol Cars

Drivers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's annual vehicle testing provided driving notes, which are concise observations that read like a Zagat restaurant review entry, as one element of their evaluation of the performance and safety features of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV, 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit, and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedan.

April 25, 2011

Final Michigan Vehicle Test Report Arrives

Final Michigan Vehicle Test Report Arrives

The Precision Driving Unit tested 18 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Four motorcycles were included in the group.

January 11, 2011