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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 Cards, Fuel Management, Fleet 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

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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

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

N.J. Man Arrested for Slashing Police, Fire Vehicle Tires

Tires were slashed on nine Somerdale (N.J.) Police vehicles, one fire vehicle, and three personal vehicles. The cost to replace all the tires could exceed $9,000.

Tags: Vandalism, Police Fleet, Crime, Fire Fleet

August 30, 2017 - Industry News

Ala. City Makes Much-Needed Update to Police Fleet

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The City of Alexander City, Ala., has taken delivery of eight new Chevrolet Tahoe police cars after years of putting off replacements.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Procurement, Chevrolet Tahoe PPV

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

White House to Reinstate Military Surplus Program for Police

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The U.S. Department of Defense will reinstate the 1033 program, which allows the military to transfer surplus weapons, vehicles, and equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies.

Tags: Elected Leaders, Military Surplus, Police, Donald Trump, Barack Obama

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Agency Suspends K-9 Unit for Speeding

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All nine members of the Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department's K-9 unit were suspended. Five of the nine officers suspended admitted to filling up their memory cards so the in-vehicle camera system could not record the speeding.

Tags: Speeding, Police

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. Man Accused of Overcharging for Police Vehicles

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The former fleet manager at Nelson Auto in Minnesota has been charged for overcharging law enforcement agencies for police vehicle equipment that were not included on vehicles.

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

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

Helicopter in Va. Police Crash Had Past Engine Problems

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The police helicopter involved in a crash that killed two Virginia state troopers near Charlottesville earlier this month had previous mechanical problems.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Virginia, Helicopter, Police

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

Agencies Prepare Fleets for Total Eclipse

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In areas where a total eclipse is scheduled, government agencies are prepared for an influx in tourists hoping to catch the two to three minutes of near-total darkness.

Tags: Nebraska, National Parks, South Carolina DOT, Emergency Planning

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Texas City to Invest $20M in Police Vehicles

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The City of El Paso, Texas, council has approved $68.75 million in certificates of obligation for city improvements — about a third of this funding will go toward public safety fleet purchases.

Tags: funding, Procurement, Police Vehicles

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Code 3 Interior Lights to Include Disinfection Technology

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Emergency lighting provider Code 3 has announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of the White Light Disinfection technology designed to kill germs on indoor surfaces.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Code 3, Ecco, Vehicle Lighting

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

More Than 200 Baton Rouge Patrol Cars Out for Repairs

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Baton Rouge (La.) Police Department spent $2 million on vehicle repairs through the end of June and expects to spend $3.5 million by the end of the year. Many of these vehicles have over 100,000 miles logged.

Tags: Maintenance, Police, Aging Fleet

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Fleet Manager Recognized by Sheriffs Association

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Recent initiatives implemented by Sean Williams from the Collier County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office include a key track system that allows deputies to have keys available for loaner cars 24/7 as well as the integration of Bluetooth technology to run fingerprints through state and federal databases through an in-car computer.

Tags: Recognition, Police

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

The Armored Group Introduces BATT-X Armored Vehicle

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Based on the Ford F-550 4x4 chassis, the Armored Group BATT-X is available in gas or diesel engines. Both versions can achieve highway speeds over 80 miles per hour with 12 to 14 fully geared officers inside.

Tags: Armored Vehicles, Police

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ariz. Police Chief Sends Officers to Driving School

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The department will participate in a nationally recognized safe driver program known as Below 100, which has the intention of keeping the number of officers killed or injured in car crashes below 100 nationwide.

Tags: Driver Training, Safety, Police

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan State Police to Test Three New Vehicles

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The Michigan State Police will test three new pursuit-capable law enforcement models as part of its annual police vehicle test, including Ford's new gasoline-electric hybrid sedan and F-150 pickup, the agency has announced.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Michigan State Police, Police Vehicles, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford Police Responder Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Charger, Harley-Davidson

August 8, 2017 - Industry News

Improper Upfitting Caused Carbon Monoxide Exposure in P.I. Utility, Ford Says

Photo of Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

Responding to concerns about carbon monoxide exposure in Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, Ford cited improperly sealed holes in the body of the vehicles that were created during the upfitting process.

Tags: Upfitting, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford



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