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February 20, 2017 - Press Release

Pittsburgh Purchases Emergency Response Boat

Image courtesy of Lake Assault Boats

The City of Pittsburgh has purchased a 34-foot fireboat for its Bureau of Fire. This is the city's first fireboat in more than 40 years.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, City of Pittsburgh, Police

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Launches Officer Protection Package for Charger Pursuit

Photo courtesy of FCA.

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Dodge Charger, FCA, Police

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Procurement, Ram Truck, Police, Police Truck

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

Photo via Wikimedia/Matti Blume

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.

Tags: Procurement, First Responders, Armored Vehicles, Police

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Tenn. City Speeds Up Replacements to Order Caprice PPV

2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM

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.

Tags: Chevrolet Caprice, Police, Procurement

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

Photo courtesy of Vector

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.

Tags: Outsourcing, County Fleets, Vector Fleet Management, Maintenance Costs

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

New Orleans to Add 300 Take-Home Patrol Cars

Photo via Flickr/Daniel X. O'Neil

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.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Police Fleets, City of New Orleans

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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.

Tags: Police Fleets, Los Angeles County, Drones

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

NYPD May Invest $10.4M in Bulletproof Windows

Photo via Flickr/André Gustavo Stumpf

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Police Vehicles, NYPD, Patrol Cars

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Discontinue Chevrolet Caprice PPV

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM.

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

Tags: Chevrolet Caprice, General Motors, Discontinued Vehicles, Police Vehicles

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

Photo courtesy of City of Orlando

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.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Derive Efficiency, City of Orlando, Police Vehicles, Idling

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Release Two Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Vehicles

Photo of 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

Ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced it will offer two new pursuit-rated hybrid-electric police vehicles by 2020.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Detroit Auto Show

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Mass. Strips Emergency Lighting from Fleet Vehicles

Photo via Flickr/Raffi Asdourian

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has stripped 30 vehicles of their blue emergency lights after they were deemed unnecessary.

Tags: Police Fleets, Massachusetts, Emergency Lighting, Audits

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Conn. City to Upgrade Police Fleet After Vehicle Fire

File photo

The City of New Haven, Conn., hopes to update its police fleet after a patrol car caught on fire. In addition to an aging fleet, with most cars over 14 years old, the police department has fewer people to maintain its vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Replacement, Aging Fleet, Dodge Charger

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan State Police Celebrates 100 Years with Black and Gold Cars

Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Michigan State Police deployed 50 special edition black and gold patrol cars. The fully equipped 2016 Dodge Chargers are painted to resemble the department's 1937 Ford Model 74 patrol car.

Tags: Michigan State Police, Dodge Charger, Patrol Cars, 100th Anniversary

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

NYPD Allies with Sanitation Department

In preparation for New Year's Eve, the New York Police Department is enlisting the help of its Sanitation Department. For added security around Times Square, the city is deploying garbage trucks loaded with sand.

Tags: New York, Refuse Trucks

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Top Police Fleet Stories in 2016

Clockwise from top left: 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD courtesy of GM, 2017 Dodge Charger courtesy of FCA, 2016 Police Interceptor Utility and 2016 Explorer courtesy of Ford

Law enforcement stories dominated government-fleet.com this year. Here are 10 of the most read police fleet stories in 2016.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford Explorer, Dodge Charger, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Chevrolet SIlverado HD

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Tucson Police Need $21M to Replace Aging Fleet

File photo

Tucson, Ariz., is considering a half-cent sales tax to help replace the 260 vehicles in its aging police fleet. The Tucson Police department estimates that around 63% of its patrol vehicles are beyond their recommended service life and up to 80% are due for replacement.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Aging Fleet, Police Fleets

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Cleveland Police Seeks to Modernize Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Frank Deanrdo

An independent team hired to reform the Cleveland Police Department is asking a federal judge for help in creating a fleet replacement plan. Currently, the department lacks a sufficient vehicle replacement plan and uses outdated equipment, according to a court filing.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Police Vehicle Accessories, City of Cleveland

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Buffalo PD Rolls Out Dodge Chargers

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo PD Commissioner Daniel Derenda with the new Chargers. Photo courtesy of City of Buffalo

The Buffalo (N.Y) Police Department has added 2016 All-Wheel Drive Dodge Chargers to its fleet. The 61 marked and unmarked Chargers cost over $2 million.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Dodge Charger, City Fleets

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Government Fleet's Top 10 Articles for 2016

(Clockwise from top left: 2016 Explorer and 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford, renewable diesel photo courtesy of City of Oakland, file photo)

Police-related articles continue to dominate Government-fleet.com as the most popular topic for 2016. Popular stories about law enforcement cover patrol vehicles, equipment, and upfitting.

Tags: Upfitting, Police Vehicles, Retirement, Outsourcing, Leadership

December 26, 2016 - Industry News

Government Fleet's Top 10 News for 2016

(Clockwise from top left: 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD courtesy of GM, 2017 Dodge Charger courtesy of FCA, San Diego facility photo by Thi Dao, aerial device photo courtesy of Terex)

Police continues to dominate the most popular news stories of the year. News items about law enforcement vehicles make up half of the 10 most read stories on government-fleet.com, including stories about new vehicle models and police vehicle care.

Tags: Government Fleet Magazine, Police Vehicles

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

VW Buyback Funds Police Fleet Purchases

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen

The Town of Red Bank, Tenn., Police Department will turn in its Volkswagen diesel Passat cars through the automaker's buyback program and use an additional $46,500 to buy seven Ford police vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Passat, VW Diesel Scandal

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Fla. County Seeks New Sheriff Fleet Facility

File photo

Sarasota County, Fla., plans to build a new maintenance and storage facility for the sheriff's fleet. The project would include 13 vehicle service bays, storage and office space, and a refueling station, and is estimated to cost $20.9 million.

Tags: Police Vehicles, New Facility, Fleet Facility, County Fleets

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Texas Police Dept. Adds Armored Vehicle

The Marshall (Texas) Police Department has acquired an armored vehicle to be used as a rescue vehicle during natural disasters.

Tags: Armored Vehicles, Military Surplus, Elected Leaders

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