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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, Autonomous Technology

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

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Miss. City Reconsiders Take-Home Vehicle Policy

File photo of police cars

The City of Waveland, Miss., may change its take-home vehicle policy, and is considering charging employees a use tax to cover vehicle costs.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Take-Home Vehicles, Maintenance Costs

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Fla. Sheriff Says 47 New Patrol Cars Are Not Enough

Police car photo courtesy of Pixabay

The Santa Rosa County, Fla., has taken delivery of 47 new patrol cars, but its sheriff said these purchases aren’t enough to replace all the aged vehicles in his fleet.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Emergency Response Vehicles, Aging Fleet, Procurement, Fleet Replacement Fund

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Minneapolis Police to Use Donated UTVs for Super Bowl Patrol

Polaris donated 10 Ranger utility vehicles to the Minneapolis Police Department for use during the Super Bowl. Photo courtesy of Polaris

The Minneapolis Police Department, along with the support of officers from more than 50 Minnesota jurisdictions, are preparing for an estimated one million visitors for the Super Bowl.

Tags: Polaris, Super Bowl, Police, Donation, Procurement, Off-Road Equipment

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

LAPD’s Battery-Electric BMWs Appear Barely Used

Photo of BMW i3 hatchbacks courtesy of City of Los Angeles

Two years after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) decided to lease 100 battery-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks, those vehicles have been barely used, according to a local news report.

Tags: Vehicle Misuse, LAPD, BMW i3, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Police

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Baton Rouge’s New Police Chief Plans for New Vehicles, More Technology

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Baton Rouge, La., Police Department’s new chief announced plans to adopt new technology and purchase 78 new vehicles to supplement an aging fleet.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Aging Fleet, Police

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Texas Sheriff to Purchase Used Patrol Vehicles

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The San Jacinto County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is purchasing used police vehicles to replace its aged fleet — some vehicles on the road have 300,000 miles on them.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Used Vehicles, Fleet Budget, Aging Fleet, Procurement, First Responders, Ford Crown Victoria

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

New York State Deploys Its First Police Drones

Photo via Denisbin/Flickr

The State of New York has launched an unmanned aerial system program for its state police. The first four drones will be put into service this month, and by April 2018, an additional 14 aerial drones will be deployed.

Tags: New York, Technology, Emergency Response Vehicles, Procurement, Unmanned Aircraft, Drones, Police

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

N.D. Investigates Overcharging for Police Vehicles

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Roughly 200 Minnesota police and government agencies were overcharged on vehicles between 2014 and 2017. Now, the State of North Dakota is reviewing vehicles purchased through its state contract that were fulfilled by the same dealership.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Police

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Auditor to Investigate Police Fleet in 2018

Photo via Tripp/Flickr

The Chicago Office of the Inspector General has received reports that nearly 10% of city police vehicles are unavailable because they are undergoing service at fleet maintenance facilities — nearly double the industry standard.

Tags: Chicago, Audits, Police

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. City Switches from Chargers to Police Interceptors

Photo courtesy of Ford

Dodge Chargers have been the chosen patrol car of the Mount Airy Police Department (N.C.) since 2010. The agency decided to switch to Ford's Police Interceptor Utility because its all wheel drive is more conducive to the city’s weather conditions.

Tags: Ford Police Interceptor, Police

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. City to Replace Crown Victoria Destroyed in Fire

The department was able to garner over $10,000 from insurance on the burned, 2010 Crown Victoria. Photo via Mike Schinkel/Flickr

The Ford Oglethorpe (Ga.) Police Chief said the replacement vehicle will come equipped with protective gear, such as headlight wraps.

Tags: Funding, Police Vehicles, Procurement, Ford Crown Victoria, Police

December 27, 2017 - Press Release

Adamson Industries Awarded GSA Contract

Founded in 1984, Adamson Industries is a privately-held, woman-owned, small business that produces public safety vehicle equipment.

Tags: Adamson Industries, GSA Contracts, Police

December 26, 2017 - Industry News

New Police Vehicles, Fire Truck to Cost Wash. City $1M

WWPD’s current fleet of Ford Explorers will be used as a backup fleet. Photo via Tomas Del Coro/Flickr

Money for the police and fire vehicles will be taken from the City of Walla Walla, Washington’s general fund and the police department's vehicle replacement fund.

Tags: Funding, Police Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Police

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Wash. County Requesting Bids for Vehicle Replacement

Photo of the Lewis County Courthouse in Chehalis, Wash., via Chetsford/Flickr

Lewis County (Wash.) issued calls for bids after a local dealer expressed concern over the county's history of purchasing vehicles through state contracts instead of through local bids.

Tags: RFPs, Police Vehicles, Procurement

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

SandCat Stormer Armored SUV Designed to Fight Terror

Photo courtesy of Plasan

The armored SUV is fitted with Plasan's new Safe Crowd Attenuating Technology (SCAT) system to control crowds using non-lethal means and prevent civilian casualties.

Tags: Armored Vehicles, Police

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff Transitions Back to Black and White Vehicles

Sheriff vehicles at Mariposa County, Calif., feature a traditional black-and-white color scheme, reflective graphics, and a star on the door that is a replica of the deputy badge. Previously, the agency used all-white SUVs.

Tags: Vehicle Graphics, Police

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