L.A. Sheriff to Test Trio of New 2015 Models

August 19, 2014

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will evaluate three new police vehicles, including an electric motorcycle, in the fall during its annual vehicle testing of 23 2015 model-year vehicles.

The agency plans to test the battery-electric Zero DSP motorcycle, the four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, and the refreshed Dodge Charger Pursuit in addition to existing models, the agency has announced.

The sheriff's department will test 14 four-wheeled vehicles including the AWD 3.7L Ford Police Interceptor sedan; V-6 Chevrolet Caprice PPV; V-6 Charger Pursuit; FWD 3.5L Ford P.I. sedan; Chevrolet Impala Limited; AWD V-8 Charger Pursuit; AWD EcoBoost Ford P.I. sedan; V-8 Caprice PPV; AWD EcoBoost Ford P.I. Utility; V-8 Charger Pursuit; RWD Tahoe PPV; AWD 3.7L Ford P.I. Utility; V-6 Charger Pursuit; and 4WD Tahoe PPV.

The agency will also test nine motorcycles, including the Honda ST1300P; BMW R1200RT-P; Moto Guzzi Norge; Harley Davidson FLHP (Road King); Victory Commander I; Harley Davidson FLHTP (Electra Glide); Moto Guzzi California 1400; H-D FLHTP Electra Special; and Zero DSP.

The bulk of the vehicle testing has been scheduled for Oct. 14-16 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will host ride-and-drive events. For more info, contact the agency's communication and fleet management bureau at (323) 881-3982.


Michigan State Police to Test 2015-MY Vehicles

Video: L.A. County Sheriff's 2014-MY Police Vehicle Tests


  1. 1. Nicholas [ December 22, 2014 @ 06:30PM ]

    Sounds like a lot of fun and overtime pay.

    Please adopt the locally made, Zero emission motorcycles.


Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

I am in the early stages of creating a central fleet maintenance department. Would anyone be willing to share an org chart for their...

View Topic

Has anyone experienced any negative results from using the Valvoline Crimson automotive grease? I'm trying to decide whether or not to...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

974 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Volvo Car Corporation is a Swedish automotive manufacturer founded in 1927 in Gothenburg.

Read more


Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How FCA Views the Police Market

By Paul Clinton
Law enforcement agencies continue to purchase Fiat Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, which appeals to law enforcement officers, who say the vehicle in a violator's rear-view conveys business.

Upgrading the F-150 for Off-Road Patrol

By Paul Clinton