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Small California Departments Deal with Increased Fuel Costs, Keep Patrols Rolling

“Like everybody else in law enforcement, we will just adapt accordingly,” says Chief Ramar. “If the gas prices continue the way they are, for next year we will either have to figure out a way to cut back or get more funding on that line-item budget.”

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Small California Departments Deal with Increased Fuel Costs, Keep Patrols Rolling

“Like everybody else in law enforcement, we will just adapt accordingly,” says Chief Ramar. “If the gas prices continue the way they are, for next year we will either have to figure out a way to cut back or get more funding on that line-item budget.”

New Rides for Motor Officers

The iconic law enforcement motorcycle is most visible conducting traffic enforcement on highways and participating in special events and motorcades.  Manufacturers are continually working to improve performance and comfort for motor officers. Here's a look at motorcycles currently available for law enforcement.

Electric Motorcycles on Patrol

While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have made inroads into police fleets.

LAPD Testing Electric Motorcycles

The LAPD has begun testing police versions of Brammo's Empulse LE and Zero Motorcycles' Zero DS to increase efficiency, decrease its carbon footprint and cut costs

Calif. Campus Police Add Zero Electric Motorcycles

The San Jose State University Police Department has begun using two Zero DS electric motorcycles for campus patrols, Zero Motorcycles has announced.

Calif. Agency's Electric Motorcycle Interdicts Drug Crimes

The Sebastopol (Calif.) Police Department found itself ahead of the curve, when Zero Motorcycles introduced a police version of its electric DS motorcycle. An enterprising sergeant with the agency had already done just that.

Zero Introduces New Police Electric Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycles has added the Zero S electric motorcycle for law enforcement agencies in 2013, pairing it with an upgraded Zero DS police cycle.

Zero Motorcycles Introduces 2012 Zero DS Police Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycles has released the 2012 model of its electric DS Police Motorcycle, which is now in its third generation. The latest model incorporates feedback gathered over the past two years from police, security, and military agencies, according to the company.

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Zero Upgrades Electric Motorcycles for 2011

The Zero S and Zero DS have been given a new look; and the street and dual sport models will become the world's first production electric motorcycles to feature a maintenance-free belt drive system. Zero has also increased the capacity of the power packs by 12.5% to extend the motorcycles' range.

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