Law Enforcement

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July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff Modernizes Air Fleet With New Helicopters

Photo courtesy of Airbus

San Bernandino County, Calif., will use the helicopters for patrol, high-altitude rescues, and fire suppression.

Tags: Procurement, County of San Bernardino, Airbus, Helicopter

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Pennsylvania State Police Updates Vehicle Design

Pennsylvania State Police's black-and-white design has been in place since 1991. Photo via Wikimedia/S. MacMillen

The new design will appear on new vehicle replacements, at no additional cost, and feature the word “Trooper” on each side, with the Pennsylvania flag on one side and the American flag on the other.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Graphics, Pennsylvania

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Dodge Enhances Charger Pursuit's Officer Protection Package

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler has enhanced the capabilities of its Officer Protection Package that increases an officer's situational awareness when parked and working inside the 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement sedan, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Dodge Charger, 2018-MY

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reveals F-150 Police Responder

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Ford is revealing the industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder. The all-terrain law enforcement vehicle is ideal for off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford, Ford F-150 Responder, Ford F-150, Large Pickups

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

R.I. City Considers Take-Home Police Car Program

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The City of Providence, R.I., is considering a program that will allow police officers who live in the city to take vehicles home.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Take-Home Vehicles

July 18, 2017 - Press Release

Zero Motorcycles Adds 100th North American Police Agency

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, became the 100th fleet in North America to leverage Zero’s stealthy electric motorcycle line.

Tags: Zero Motorcycles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Police Motorcycles

July 17, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: Kansas City PD Should Civilianize Fleet Staff

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The study recommends a reduction of 30 sworn personnel and an addition of 88 civilian positions managing fleet, logistics support, and property and evidence.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Kansas City

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Nashville Mayor Seeks $4M for Police Equipment Upgrades

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In-vehicle technology upgrades are necessary to support the agency's new body worn cameras. Additional funds will be used for radio and server equipment as well as replacement vehicles for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Tags: In-Car Computers, Nashville, Police

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago PD Begins Rolling Out 550 Patrol Vehicles

The Chicago Police Department has deployed 40 new patrol vehicles and plans to deploy 550 through February 2018.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Chicago, Procurement, Police

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. County Receives $3.8M Loan for Police Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Ventura County General Services Agency

Ventura County, Calif., shifted toward more expensive patrol vehicles, part of the reason why its fleet replacement fund can't keep up. New policies are being determined to replenish the fund and keep it sustainable.

Tags: Ventura County, Fleet Replacement Fund, Police Vehicles

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

NYPD to Spend $1.3M on Ballistic Protection for Vehicles

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This investment will expand the ballistic protection program to retrofit the New York Police Department's 72 command vehicles with bullet-resistant door panels and window inserts.

Tags: NYPD, Safety, Police

June 29, 2017 - Industry News

LAPD Cadets Arrested for Stolen Patrol Cars

Photo via Flickr/Tomás Del Coro

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested seven teenagers in its cadet program after patrol cars and equipment were stolen from the agency’s motor pool.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, LAPD, Police

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mass. PD's New Wraps Reduce Police Vehicle Costs

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The Cohasset (Mass.) Police Department is transitioning to decal wraps on police vehicles instead of a custom paint job, reducing vehicle costs by as much as $3,000 per car.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Paint

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Cincinnati Rolls Out Second Wave of New Patrol Cars

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Cincinnati has replaced its fleet with 54 new police vehicles and 54 other vehicles. Funding came from the Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP), a financing initiative used to modernize the city’s fleet.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Fleet Financing, Procurement, City of Cincinnati

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Little Rock Official Requests $10.5M to Update Police Fleet

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According to a memo from the Little Rock (Ark.) city manager, 236 of the agency's 362 over-the-road vehicles have over 100,000 miles logged.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, City of Little Rock, Police, Procurement

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ala. PD Adds Connected Cameras to Vehicles

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The Dothan Police Department (Ala.) is installing a new camera system in vehicles, with an additional camera to be worn by police officers.

Tags: In-Vehicle Technology, Cloud-Based Technology, Police, Police Cameras

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Agencies Expand Patrol with UTVs

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With summer approaching, several police agencies are adding off-road vehicles to help patrol their parks and trails.

Tags: Polaris GEM, Police

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Highway Patrol Debuts 'Ghost' Cars

FHP's new patrol car is painted all black, trading in bright colored graphics and a light bar for discreet lettering. Photo via Flickr/Rich Menga

The new graphics package not only keeps roads safer, it is also more affordable than the two-toned paint and large light bar used on its current fleet of marked cruisers

Tags: Vehicle Graphics, Police

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

N.J. City Leases Patrol Cars

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Jersey City, N.J., has moved to leasing SUVs for the first time for its police officers. The city will pay just under $1 million as part of its four-year leasing agreement

Tags: Leasing, Funding, Police Vehicles, First Responders, Acme Auto Leasing

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Ind. City Unveils CNG Patrol Cars

Photo courtesy of Muncie Sanitary District

Each vehicle is equipped with bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) systems, capable of carrying 8.5 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of CNG as well as regular gasoline.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, Police

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho State Police Demonstrates Drone Program

Photo courtesy of Idaho State Police

The drones are used to expedite crash scene investigations and get traffic flowing more quickly, conduct surveillance in crime scene investigations, and assist officers during search and rescues.

Tags: Idaho, Drones, Police

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. PD Receives Donated Adventure Bikes

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Redondo Beach (Calif.) Police Department officers hope the Honda Africa Twin adventure motorcycles' relative agility, lighter weight, and increased suspension travel will make them suited for police work.

Tags: Honda, First Responders, Donation, Police Motorcycles

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. City Officials Question Police Replacements, Fleet Size

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Columbus (Ga.) Consolidated Government officials are questioning whether police vehicle replacements can be delayed and whether the public safety fleet can be reduced.

Tags: Police Vehicles, First Responders, Replacement Cycles

May 18, 2017 - Press Release

Durabook Lands Law Enforcement Customers in Nine States

Durabook tablets and laptops were purchased by police and sheriff departments in Missouri, Connecticut, Georgia, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Arizona, and Washington.

Tags: In-Car Computers, GammaTech, DuraBook, Police

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Little Rock Delays Take-Home Patrol Car Restrictions

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The Little Rock (Ark.) Police Department will delay implementing its newer, stricter take-home vehicle policy because of a shortage of police officers and a spike in crime.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, City of Little Rock, Police



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