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FCA Launches Officer Protection Package for Charger Pursuit

All 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement vehicles will come with technology that detects potential ambushes from the rear while a vehicle is parked. It will come at no cost to U.S. law enforcement agencies.

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Sheriff Delays Scheduled Transfer of Patrol Trucks to Public Works

The Labette County (Kan.) Sheriff is delaying the transfer of patrol trucks to the Public Works Department despite the departments’ agreement to transfer ownership of the trucks at a certain time.

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Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

Police departments from around the country are adding armored vehicles to their fleets. Some are receiving military surplus equipment while others are purchasing new vehicles with donations or federal funds.

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Tenn. City Speeds Up Replacements to Order Caprice PPV

The City of Spring Hill, Tenn., is getting a head start on its vehicle purchases for the year to meet the deadline for Chevrolet Caprice PPV orders.

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Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

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New Orleans to Add 300 Take-Home Patrol Cars

The City of New Orleans, La., is investing heavily in public safety for 2017, including 300 new take-home cars, a mobile booking unit, and additional K9 units. The investments will cost nearly $40 million.

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L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use an unmanned aircraft system for search and rescue, explosive ordinance detection, hazardous materials incidents, disaster response, arson fires, hostage rescue, and barricaded and armed suspects.

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NYPD May Invest $10.4M in Bulletproof Windows

New York City's preliminary budget for fiscal-year 2018 includes the installation of bulletproof windows to all patrol cars to keep officers safe. The total cost of the investment is $10.4 million.

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GM to Discontinue Chevrolet Caprice PPV

General Motors will cease production of its Chevrolet Caprice PPV after building the rear-wheel drive patrol car for seven model years in Australia.

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Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

The City of Orlando has saved over 400,000 gallons of fuel in one year through a number of fuel-saving measures, including idle reduction technology in its law enforcement vehicles.

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