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April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Hawaii PD to Purchase First New Cars in 10 Years

Photo of police car courtesy of Pixabay

The Hawaii Police Department is looking to purchase its first patrol vehicles in 10 years to replace a fleet that averages 200,000 miles. A decade ago, it purchased 35 2008-MY vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Aging Fleet, Procurement

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

N.C. Police Acquires Ice Cream Truck

Photo of the Wilmington Police Department's ice cream truck courtesy of Wilminton PD

The City of Wilmington, N.C. Police Department has acquired an ice cream truck as part of its community policing initiative.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Refurbished Vehicles, Community Relations

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Drones Deployed for Patrolling Coachella Music Festival

Photo of a drone via Pixabay

In an effort to boost security at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, local law enforcement has deployed drones. The event promoter will cover the cost of the drones.

Tags: Drones, Police

April 13, 2018 - Industry News

Fuel Contamination Believed to Cause Engine Failures in Florida

File photo of unleaded gasoline dispenser

The City of West Palm Beach, Fla., has 36 police cars with engine failure, and fleet staff are pointing to diesel fuel found in the city’s unleaded gasoline tanks.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Repairs, Fuel Management, Fuel Tanks

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Dealership Issues Refund Checks After Overcharging for Police Vehicles

Photo of a police vehicle via Pixabay

A Minn.-based car dealership is issuing refund checks to law enforcement agencies after it was discovered the dealership overcharged for its vehicles.

Tags: State Contract, Crime, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Police, Minnesota, Police Vehicles, Procurement

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Texas PD Installs Thermal Cameras on Patrol Cars

Photo of a police car via Pixabay

The Plano (Texas) Police Department has attached infrared cameras to the spotlights of squad cars and offers handheld cameras for officers to bring along during a call.

Tags: Police Vehicle Accessories, Police

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Ariz. PD Mounts AR-15s on Motorcycles

Photo of a police motorcycle via Pixabay

The Tempe, Ariz., Police Department has upfitted eight duty motorcycles, more than half of the motor fleet, with upright mounts for semi-automatic rifles.

Tags: Motorcycles, Police

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Phoenix PD May Replace Aerial Unit's Aircraft

Photo of a helicopter via Pixabay

The Phoenix Police Department’s Aerial Unit’s fleet maintenance costs are rising due to the agency’s aging aircraft, procured between 1979 and 2010.

Tags: Procurement, Helicopter, Police

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality to Replace 54 Vehicles

Photo of a police car via Pixabay

The City of Albany, N.Y.. approved $1.3 million to purchase 54 new vehicles for its Police Department. Albany PD's cars have a life cycle of about four years.

Tags: Procurement, Police

March 21, 2018 - Press Release

SoundOff Signal Expands Offerings with bluePRINT Control System Software

The bluePRINT control system improves safety through the automation of emergency lighting and siren performance functions, by reducing cognitive load and distractions so the driver can keep their eyes on the road.

Tags: SoundOff Signal, Police Vehicle Accessories, Police

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Va. Police Bureau Purchases Drone Fleet

Photo via Petersburg Bureau of Police/Facebook

The Petersburg (Va.) Bureau of Police will use the drones to aid in searching for missing people and photographing vehicle accident and crime scenes.

Tags: Drones, Police

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Virginia Beach PD to Roll Out Connected Video System

Photo of the Fleet in-car video system for police offices courtey of Axon

The Virginia Beach (Va.) Police Department has purchased 1,060 body and in-car cameras for agency-wide deployment. Cameras will be deployed in 250 vehicles.

Tags: Procurement, Safety, Police, Police Cameras

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. Sheriff Utilizes Simulator for Driving Training

Photo of an En-Mark driving simulator courtesy of En-Mark Simulator Rentals

The training is part of the Clay County (Ind.) Sheriff's effort to reduce accidents, injuries, and potential lawsuits, and is funded through the county's insurance carrier.

Tags: Driver Training, Training Simulator, Police

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. County Adopts Lease-Purchase Program for Sheriff’s Vehicles

Photo of a police car via Pixabay

The first round of new vehicles for the Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office would be part of a five-year asset management program, with a goal of replacing roughly 20 vehicles per year.

Tags: Leasing, Police

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Ontario Police Showcases Tesla Patrol Car Prototype

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) unveiled a Tesla X pursuit vehicle prototype at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto to represent the future of policing.

Tags: Ontario, Tesla Model X, Police

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Yamaha Introduces FJR1300P Police Bike

Photo of the FJR1300P police motorcycle courtesy of Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Corp., announced that a new police version of its FJR1300 Sport Touring motorcycle will be available for use by law enforcement and municipal organizations in the U.S.

Tags: Motorcycles, Yamaha, Police Motorcycles, Police

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Wichita Police Relaunches Motor Unit

The Wichita Police Department showed off its fleet of seven new Harley-Davidson motorcycles on Feb. 1. Photo courtesy of Wichita PD

The Wichita (Kan.) Police Department has relaunched its motor unit after a 15-year hiatus, purchasing eight Harley-Davidson motorcycles and putting seven into service in February.

Tags: Traffic Violations, Procurement, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Police

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Patent Would Allow Autonomous Police Vehicles to Issue Traffic Tickets

A rendering from Ford's patent application depicting wireless communication between the offending vehicle and the autonomous police vehicle.

The patent argues that autonomous police vehicles can take over routine police tasks, such as issuing tickets for speeding or rolling through a stop sign.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Police Fleets, Ford, Patents, Autonomous Vehicles

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Boise Patrol Car Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

Screencapture of Boise Police Department video of its domestic abuse and sexual assault awareness specialty vehicle unveiling.

The Boise (Idaho) Police Department's new specialty car features purple graphics that bring attention to domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Tags: Awareness Campaign, Vehicle Graphics, Police

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Ohio Agency to Disband Motorcycle Unit

Police motorcycle photo via Unsplash

Safety and cost were driving factors in the Toledo Police Department's decision to disband its police motorcycle unit. All 10 of the agency’s motorcycles were due for replacement.

Tags: Motorcycles, Police

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Louisiana Adds Marked, Unmarked Chargers to State Police Fleet

Louisiana State Police has added Dodge Chargers to its fleet, including semi-marked, marked, and unmarked vehicles. Photo via Louisiana State Police/Facebook.

The Louisiana State Police has added Dodge Chargers to the patrol fleet, including marked, semi-marked, and unmarked vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Procurement, State Fleet, Louisiana, Dodge Charger, Unmarked Police Vehicles

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. City Expands Take-Home Police Car Program

File photo of police cars

The City of Elkhart, Ind., established a new program beginning Jan. 1 that allows more officers to have take-home cars. The majority of officers now have them.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Take-Home Vehicles

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Colorado Springs Police Seeks Additional $1.1M for Vehicles

Photo via Pixabay

More than a quarter of the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police Department’s 600 vehicles have surpassed their suggested life cycles, and the $950,000 budgeted is not enough to cover necessary replacements.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Aging Fleet, Police, Fleet Replacement Fund

January 25, 2018 - Press Release

Raleigh to Deploy 600 Body-Worn and 450 In-Vehicle Cameras

The agreement will allow the department to outfit over 600 officers with WatchGuard’s Vista Wi-Fi HD body-worn cameras and 450 vehicles with WatchGuard’s 4RE HD Panoramic in-car camera system.

Tags: In-Vehicle Video, Police

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