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Traffic Safety Initiative Reduces Officer Crashes

To combat injuries and fatalities from auto collisions, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) in California set out to change its safety culture through a traffic safety initiative.

Photo courtesy of Town of Jonesborough

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Managing Rural Police Fleets

Managing a fleet in a small town or rural area can lead to challenges from a variety of environmental factors, including animals, weather, and rough terrain.

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New Rides for Motor Officers

This year's law enforcement motorcycles feature powerful engines, enhanced handling, and a host of adjustable components to improve rider experience and performance on the road.

Photo of 2017 F650/F-750 courtesy of Ford.

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Ford's 2017-MY Fleet-Only Options

Ford offers optional equipment available only to fleets that includes police telematics, orange seatbelts, and adjustable pedals.

Photo courtesy of Wilmington PD

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N.C. Police Department Gets a Boost with Take-Home Vehicles

By implementing a take-home vehicle program, the Wilmington Police Department (N.C.) is keeping vehicles longer and increasing officer morale.

Photo courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office

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Propane Autogas Patrol Cars: Analyzing Cost, Benefits

Propane autogas conversions add to vehicle costs — how can a fleet make up this cost to get a return on its investment? Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida explains the costs and benefits of converting its fleet to run on propane autogas.

The Florida Highway Patrol’s central installation facility can prep and deliver about 12 vehicles a week. Photo courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol

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Police Upfitting: In-House or Outsource?

Whether a public agency upfits its own police vehicles or sends them out depends on a variety of factors. Here’s why agencies choose their methods and some best practices they’ve learned from years of experience.

The Charger is used by agencies around the country, including California Highway Patrol. Photo courtesy of FCA

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2017 Police Vehicles

Fleet managers in law enforcement have a variety of options to choose from. The latest offerings from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford deliver a number of features for increased power, safety, and efficiency.

About 2,800 vehicles serve the Texas Highway Patrol, including Dodge Chargers, Ford Crown Victorias, and approximately 900 Chevrolet Tahoes. Photo courtesy of Texas DPS

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Law Enforcement for the Lone Star State

The Texas Department of Public Safety Fleet Operations is committed to ensuring its drivers have the safest and most reliable vehicles to perform their duties.

Photos of 2016 Explorer (l.) and 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

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Police Interceptor Utility vs. Ford Explorer

Ford's P.I. Utility and Explorer mid-size SUV may be built at the same Chicago assembly plant, but a closer look at the vehicles reveals plenty of differences.

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How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

By Paul Clinton
Ford's Police Responder Hybrid Sedan offers several important differences from other retail hybrid cars that should make it well suited for the demands of a police duty cycle, while also providing lower costs to operate.

A Sure Bet for Reducing Distracted Police Driving

By Paul Clinton