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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: Audit, Police Fleets, Emergency Lighting, State of Massachusetts

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Conn. City to Upgrade Police Fleet After Vehicle Fire

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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: Refuse Trucks, New York City Sanitation Department, New York Police Department

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

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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, City of Buffalo, Dodge Charger

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

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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, Sarasota County

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

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Ind. City Reviews Police Take-Home Policy

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The City of Anderson, Ind., council has approved funds to purchase 19 new patrol cars for the Police Department, but also said it wanted to amend its police take-home car policy.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Take-Home Vehicles, Procurement

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Fla. Sheriff Makes Safety Upgrades to SUVs

Photo courtesy of Ford

The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Fla. has made changes to 85 of its SUVs to improve safety after a murder suspect was able to grab two deputies' shotguns earlier this year.

Tags: Sheriff's Office, Police Vehicle Accessories, Safety Partition

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Zero Introduces 2017 Electric Police Motorcycles

Photo courtesy of Zero Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles has released information about its 2017 electric motorcycles, including its police versions. The company offers three police models that provide nearly silent, exhaust-free operation.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Zero Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Police Motorcycles

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Police Fleet Suffers Heat Damage

The Danville Police Department (Va.) accumulated $19,000 in repairs for patrol cars damaged by heat from April to September. The department dealt with air conditioning parts and batteries regularly melting or needing repair.

Tags: Patrol Cars

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Audit: Okla. Fleet Performed Services Without Approval

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The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office failed to follow protocol by insourcing additional work, renting out its facility, and accepting vehicle donations without approval from county leadership, according to a report from the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector.

Tags: Oklahoma County, Audits, Sheriff's Office, Elected Leaders

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Santa Fe Police Upgrade Vehicle Video Systems

Photo via Wikimedia

The Santa Fe Police Department, N.M., has ordered new in-vehicle cameras as part of its plan to upgrade its entire fleet to an integrated solution from Digital Ally, including in-car, motorcycle, and body-worn cameras.

Tags: Digital Ally, In-Vehicle Video, Santa Fe Police Department

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Nev. Sheriff's Office Upfits K9 Vehicle with Community Donations

Photo via Flickr/Doug Dugdale

The Carson City (Nev.) Sheriff's Office is making its K9 Unit vehicles safer thanks to donations from the community.

Tags: Upfitting, Police Vehicles

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff's Office Installs Gun Vaults in Personal Cars

Photo via Flickr/Dave Conner

Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office purchased 750 gun vaults for its deputies to use while off duty. The department is installing the gun vaults in deputies' personal cars as well as unmarked patrol cars.

Tags: Sheriff's Office, Santa Clara County, Theft Protection, State Laws, Gun Vault

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Debuts Rear Spoiler Lights

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford is debuting rear spoiler traffic warning lights to complement the “no-profile” front interior visor light bar on its Police Interceptor Utility. The options allow law enforcement agencies to go into full stealth mode.

Tags: Light Bar, Warning Lights, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Ford

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