Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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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.

Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.

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How to Choose a Helicopter for Your Agency

Focus on the missions you need accomplished before picking a model.

Northeast Region UAS Unit members of the Grand Forks County (N.D.) Sheriff’s Department operates this AeroVironment Qube. Photo courtesy of Alan Frazier

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Unmanned Aircraft Improve Agencies’ Operations

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have become more common, and public agencies are using them to document traffic accidents and crime scenes as well as help with fires, hazmat calls, and urban search and rescue.

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A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

By Paul Clinton
Starting this spring, law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to order a pursuit-rated sedan from General Motors.

Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

By Paul Clinton