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November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Launches Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford has revealed its Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for law enforcement agencies, capable of driving up to 21 miles on electricity. The vehicle is designed for law enforcement personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Police Vehicles, Ford, Special Service Vehicles, Fuel Costs, Ford Special Service PHEV

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho City Unveils New Police Car Design

The Rigby Police Department in Idaho wanted a police vehicle design that integrates modern elements with law enforcement history.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Graphics, Police

November 16, 2017 - Press Release

Agencies Install In-Car Video Systems

Photo courtesy of Axon

The New Orleans Police Department, Fort Worth (Texas) Police Department, and Louisiana State Police have all placed orders for in-car video systems with Axon Fleet.

Tags: In-Vehicle Video, Police, Axon

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Kentucky State Police Struggles with Aging Fleet

Photo via Dickelbers/Wikimedia

The agency will need 260 cars within 12 to 18 months, and 180 cars per year after that in order to catch up on vehicle replacements.

Tags: Aging Fleet, Kentucky, Police

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Sheriff Utilizes Driving Simulator

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The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in Texas signed up for training through the Texas Association of Counties, which offers truck and law enforcement driver simulation training for member agencies.

Tags: Driver Training, Training Simulator, Police, Safety

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa Municipality Debates Selling Ads on Vehicles

Other public agencies have sold advertising on their vehicles. Photo via Paul Sullivan/Flickr

The City of Waterloo, Iowa, is debating whether it should sell advertising on fleet vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, and garbage trucks. The plan could bring in as much as $100,000 annually.

Tags: Budget, Advertising, Elected Leaders, Police

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Texas PD Acquires Armored Vehicle

Photo via Facebook/Big Spring Police Department

The Big Spring (Texas) Police Department has added an armored emergency response vehicle (AERV) to its fleet, acquired through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Procurement, Armored Vehicles, Military Surplus, Police

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

NC City's Patrol Cars Get New Look

The City of Kinston, N.C., Police Department is moving to a black-and-white color scheme for its patrol cars, replacing its white vehicles. The city has ordered 10 Dodge Chargers with the new vehicle graphics.

Tags: Upfitting, Police Vehicles, Emergency Response Vehicles, Vehicle Wraps

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. City Seeks $1.1M for Trump Security

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, at Mar-a-Lago in nearby Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 11. Photo via Wikimedia/内閣官房内閣広報室

The City of West Palm Beach, Fla., located near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, is seeking $1.1 million to purchase new police equipment due to the increased security demands of Trump's frequent visits.

Tags: Funding, Equipment, Donald Trump, Police

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

New Philadelphia PD Vehicles to Change Traffic Lights

Photo courtesy of Ford

The City of Philadelphia will purchase 150 police vehicles that are fitted with ballistic shields on doors and windows and offer the ability to turn traffic lights from red to green.

Tags: Ford Police Interceptor, Ballistic Protection, Police, Procurement, Safety, Philadelphia

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. City PD Adds Ice Cream Truck

Photo via Springfield Police Department

The Springfield (Mo.) Police Department has added an ice cream truck to its fleet. The “Cold Patrol” will be used to serve frozen treats and connect to and engage with citizens.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Community Relations

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Police Department Installs Firearm Vaults Following Theft

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The Dayton Police Department in Ohio is installing vaults in 126 unmarked cars and trucks following the theft of the police chief’s service weapon

Tags: Unmarked Police Vehicles, Police

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Boston PD to Consult Community Before Deploying New Drones

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A Boston PD spokesman said any decision to adopt new technology would only be considered after first seeking and receiving extensive input and feedback from the community.

Tags: Drones, Police

October 4, 2017 - Press Release

OPS Public Safety Offers Lifetime Warranty on New Purchases

If a customer purchases a product, and that product ever becomes defective due to manufacturing, materials or workmanship, OPS Public Safety will fix or replace it for free.

Tags: Warranty, OPS Public Safety

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho Police Fleet Gets Needed Makeover

Nampa PD's special tactic units would break down while responding to calls and police vehicles needed to be repaired so frequently that maintenance on other city fleet vehicles was often deferred.

Tags: Leasing, Police Vehicles, Police, Procurement

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ala. City Officials Consider Using Red-Light Funds to Replace Police Fleet

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Tuscaloosa (Ala.) has collected $1.54 million since red light cameras were implemented in 2013. The red light funds would be combined with $624,000 in police department savings to purchase 46 new police vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Replacement, Alabama, Red-Light Cameras

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

La. Police Department Owes $100,000 in Unpaid Fleet Repairs

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The Opelousas (La.) Police Department's bills for patrol vehicle repairs date back as far as 2014.

Tags: Maintenance Costs, Police, Maintenance Management

September 19, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. City Begins Tracking City, Police Vehicles with GPS

City staff can use the GPS system to help get in contact with public works employees who are out of the office. The software can also be set up to alert when a service such as an oil change is needed.

Tags: Fleet Tracking, Police, GPS

September 19, 2017 - Industry News

S.C. City Transitions from On-Site Fuel to Fuel Cards

One of the undeground fuel tanks being removed in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo courtesy of City of North Myrtle Beach

Officials from the City of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., say the move to fuel cards will save money and avoid potential environmental risks once the city's four underground fuel tanks are removed.

Tags: Fuel Management, Payment Cards

September 15, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. County Approves $1.3M for Sheriff Vehicles

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The Tulare County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department plans to purchase 28 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, 10 Ford Fusions, one half-ton pickup truck, and one transport van.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford, Procurement

September 15, 2017 - Press Release

Texas DPS Announces Ride and Drive Expo

The exposition is an outdoor event that brings opportunities for law enforcement agencies and business owners – including Historically Underutilized Businesses, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers – to network and engage in an open forum.

Tags: Texas, Law Enforcement, Ride and Drive, Events

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Okla. Municipality Approved for $352K in New Police Vehicles

A vehicle currently in use by the Owasso Police Department. The Owasso City Council recently approved the purchase of 12 new patrol vehicles and 12 in-car cameras. Photo via Flickr/DiamondBack Truck Covers

The Owasso (Okla.) Police Department is purchasing 12 new vehicles that will replace a dozen older models that have either reached or passed the seven-year or 100,000-mile driving limit.

Tags: Dodge, Police Vehicles, Vehicle Upgrades, Oklahoma, Police Cameras, Ford

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. City PD Struggles With Vehicle Purchasing Freeze

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The City of Columbia, Mo., Police Department is struggling with a fleet replacement freeze imposed last year that could be extended into the next fiscal year.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Fleet Budget, Procurement, Police

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality Upgrades Surveillance Truck

The Utica (N.Y.) Police Department unveiled its Armadillo surveillance truck with $24,000 worth of new upgrades. The Armadillo is a Brinks truck that was repurposed for police use in 2010.

Tags: Armored Vehicles, Police Vehicle Accessories, Police, Police Cameras

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff Implements Driving Simulators

Photo courtesy of Tulare County Sheriff's Office

The Tulare County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office implemented driving simulators, which allow deputies to prepare for everyday scenarios they may face on the road as they head to a scene.

Tags: Driver Training, Safety, Training Simulator, Drivers, Police Fleets

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