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What’s New in Police Motorcycles?

For the 2018 model year, fleets have several motorcycle models to choose from. Here are the newest models available, and some insight from a dealer on what fleets should look for when choosing a motorcycle.

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What to Do When OEMs Stop Making Your Vehicle

Just when you think you have the perfect fleet configuration, the unthinkable happens: your OEM discontinues a model your fleet has come to rely on. If your fleet faces this situation, here’s what to do.

Chevrolet is already offering semi-autonomous safety systems as an option on the 2018 Tahoe PPV. For future vehicles the features will most likely come standard. Photo courtesy of General Motors

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The Next Generation of Patrol Vehicles

Look at the current police vehicle and consumer vehicle trends and you can make predictions about what you'll be driving on duty in the next decade.

In the City of Long Beach, beach patrol vehicles and washed every day and inspected regularly. Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach

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Beach Patrol Vehicles: What to Know Before You Buy

From uneven terrain to rusting from saltwater, here are the things fleet managers look for when getting the most of out their vehicles for beach patrols.

Drones are useful for searches, reconnaisance, photographing crime scenes, and limited surveillance. Photo: Michael Hamann

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How to Implement and Justify a Drone Program for Your Police Agency

Unmanned aircraft can perform a variety of critical law enforcement missions; just make sure you have community support and federal permission.

Hyattsville Police unveiled its newest patrol car at local car shows during National Drive Electric Week in the Washington, D.C., area before being deployed in mid-September. Photo courtesy of Hyattsville Police Department

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md.

Sgt. Richard Hartnett, technical services & electric vehicles project manager for the Hyattsville Police Department in Maryland, believes his agency has the first Chevrolet Bolt patrol vehicle in the country.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

The F-150 Police Responder features best-in-class payload capacity and towing capacity. Photo courtesy of Ford

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Ford's F-150 Police Responder Offers Pursuit Performance

In July, Ford introduced the next model in its line of law enforcement vehicles, the F-150 Police Responder. The industry’s first police pursuit-rated pickup truck is built to provide law enforcement fleets improved performance in off-road and rural environments.

Photo courtesy of Salisbury Township Police Department

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‘Ghost’ Patrol Cars Lower Crash Rates

Salisbury Township Police Department in Lehigh County, Pa., saw crash rates drop 30% after its first year of deploying ghost vehicles, which feature reflective graphics that are less visible in the daytime.

Photo courtesy of Massachusetts State Police

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Mass. State Police Boost Vehicle Visibility

In an effort to improve officer safety, Massachusetts State Police adopted reflective vehicle graphics and more effective lighting.

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How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton