Law Enforcement

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April 20, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. Sheriff Adds Discreet 'Ghost' Patrol Cars

The agency is adding two white cars with white graphics and two black cars with black graphics, which will be visible at night but blend into the vehicle during the daytime.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Graphics, Police

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Atlanta Police Chief Defends City Over Allegedly Misspent Funds

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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields is defending the city after a former employee accused Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed of purchasing vehicles with money allocated to the Police Department fleet.

Tags: Lawsuits, Atlanta, Elected Leaders, Police

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Ill. County Officials Put Police Replacements on Hold

The Lake County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Department’s request for its regular vehicle replacements is on hold as county commissioners discuss whether more safety measures are needed.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Elected Leaders, Police, Driver Safety

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

Photo via Clovis PD

City of Clovis (Calif.) Police has added two additional Zero Electric motorcycles to join its existing fleet of the five electric motorcycles.

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

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

Photo by Thi Dao

Law enforcement agencies in New York and Los Angeles plan to begin using a new pursuit-rated gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that the automaker unveiled this week at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Agencies can order the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan this spring, and Ford will begin delivering it next summer.

Tags: Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Patrol Cars, Police Fleets

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Unveils 2018 F-150 and Expedition Special Service Vehicles

Photo of 2018 F-150 SSV courtesy of Ford

Both models feature high-strength aluminum-alloy bodies, vinyl seats, and 10-speed column-mounted shifters.

Tags: Ford F-150, Police Vehicles, Ford, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ill. City Chooses Purchase Over Lease of Police Motorcycles

Photo via Flickr/Greg Goebel

After years of leasing police motorcycles, the City of Evanston, Ill., is choosing to buy the vehicles instead after calculating that this move will save money.

Tags: Leasing, Funding, Police Vehicles, Procurement, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Private Funding Helps N.J. City Upgrade Police Fleet

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The City of Newark, N.J., announced it will upgrade its public safety fleet with 51 new patrol cars and a foam-dispensing fire truck. The patrol cars were partially funded by private companies.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Procurement, Funding, Public-Private Partnership

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: Okla. Sheriff Unable to Locate Vehicles

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The Oklahoma County (Okla.) Sheriff's Office failed to keep track of its vehicles and other assets, according to a report from the Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector.

Tags: Vehicle Disposal, Audits, Inventory Management, Sheriff's Office

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. City Purchases 45 Chargers

Photo courtesy of FCA

Wilmington (N.C.) City Council approved $1.2M for the purchase of 45 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans at a meeting this week.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Dodge Grand Caravan, Procurement, Dodge Charger, Police

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Austin PD Installs Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Vehicles

Photo of carbon monoxide detection stickers courtesy of Austin PD

The Austin (Texas) Police Department has purchased 400 carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all of its patrol vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, City of Austin, Safety

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. Sheriff Adds Drone for Search and Rescue

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The Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office has added an unmanned air carrier to its fleet to reduce costs after a year of testing and an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Procurement, Police Fleets, Drones

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Go Rhino Expands Warehouse Operations with Texas Facility

Go Rhino, a manufacturer of aftermarket accessories, is expanding its North American operations with a new distribution facility in Laredo, Texas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Distribution Centers, Go Rhino!

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff's Office Seeks Snowmobiles

Photo via Flickr/Jules Morgan

The Butte County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office hopes to purchase snowmobiles to improve patrol during winter. With snowmobiles, the Sheriff's Office would be able to respond to emergencies year-round.

Tags: Snow, State Grants, Police, Procurement

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Photo of Warren Truck Assembly Plant courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler has set dates for when it will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles through August.

Tags: Procurement, Order to Delivery, 2017-MY, FCA

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Install Team Saves Texas Police Nearly $1M

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The Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Fleet Operations installation group has helped save the DPS $966,500 through equipment refurbishment and in-house installation on Texas Highway Patrol vehicles.

Tags: Upfitting, Recognition, Texas, Police

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. Police Considers Expanding Take-Home Program

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The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department (Ga.) may expand its take-home program, allowing more officers to take home their patrol cars, even if they live outside of Chatham County.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Police

February 20, 2017 - Press Release

Pittsburgh Purchases Emergency Response Boat

Image courtesy of Lake Assault Boats

The City of Pittsburgh has purchased a 34-foot fireboat for its Bureau of Fire. This is the city's first fireboat in more than 40 years.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, City of Pittsburgh, Police

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Launches Officer Protection Package for Charger Pursuit

Photo courtesy of FCA.

All 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement vehicles will come with technology that detects potential ambushes from the rear while a vehicle is parked. It will come at no cost to U.S. law enforcement agencies.

Tags: Driver Safety, Dodge Charger, FCA, Police

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Sheriff Delays Scheduled Transfer of Patrol Trucks to Public Works

The Labette County (Kan.) Sheriff is delaying the transfer of patrol trucks to the Public Works Department despite the departments’ agreement to transfer ownership of the trucks at a certain time.

Tags: Procurement, Ram Truck, Police, Police Truck

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

Photo via Wikimedia/Matti Blume

Police departments from around the country are adding armored vehicles to their fleets. Some are receiving military surplus equipment while others are purchasing new vehicles with donations or federal funds.

Tags: Procurement, First Responders, Armored Vehicles, Police

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Tenn. City Speeds Up Replacements to Order Caprice PPV

2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM

The City of Spring Hill, Tenn., is getting a head start on its vehicle purchases for the year to meet the deadline for Chevrolet Caprice PPV orders.

Tags: Chevrolet Caprice, Police, Procurement

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

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The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

Tags: Outsourcing, County Fleets, Vector Fleet Management, Maintenance Costs

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

New Orleans to Add 300 Take-Home Patrol Cars

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The City of New Orleans, La., is investing heavily in public safety for 2017, including 300 new take-home cars, a mobile booking unit, and additional K9 units. The investments will cost nearly $40 million.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Police Fleets, City of New Orleans

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use an unmanned aircraft system for search and rescue, explosive ordinance detection, hazardous materials incidents, disaster response, arson fires, hostage rescue, and barricaded and armed suspects.

Tags: Police Fleets, Los Angeles County, Drones

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