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Tucson Police Need $21M to Replace Aging Fleet

Tucson, Ariz., is considering a half-cent sales tax to help replace the 260 vehicles in its aging police fleet. The Tucson Police department estimates that around 63% of its patrol vehicles are beyond their recommended service life and up to 80% are due for replacement.

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Cleveland Police Seeks to Modernize Fleet

An independent team hired to reform the Cleveland Police Department is asking a federal judge for help in creating a fleet replacement plan. Currently, the department lacks a sufficient vehicle replacement plan and uses outdated equipment, according to a court filing.

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DVM-800 HD In-Car Video System

The DVM-800 HD in-car video system from Digital Ally uses a combination of mirror units, built-in cameras, and external cameras for a customized feed. It comes with four cameras and can record two channels simultaneously.

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CVE Wheels/Scales Unit

OPS Public Safety has released the new CVE Wheel/Axle Scale Unit, specifically designed for commercial vehicle enforcement.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo PD Commissioner Daniel Derenda with the new Chargers. Photo courtesy of City of Buffalo

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Buffalo PD Rolls Out Dodge Chargers

The Buffalo (N.Y) Police Department has added 2016 All-Wheel Drive Dodge Chargers to its fleet. The 61 marked and unmarked Chargers cost over $2 million.

(Clockwise from top left: 2016 Explorer and 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford, renewable diesel photo courtesy of City of Oakland, file photo)

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Government Fleet's Top 10 Articles for 2016

Police-related articles continue to dominate Government-fleet.com as the most popular topic for 2016. Popular stories about law enforcement cover patrol vehicles, equipment, and upfitting.

(Clockwise from top left: 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD courtesy of GM, 2017 Dodge Charger courtesy of FCA, San Diego facility photo by Thi Dao, aerial device photo courtesy of Terex)

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Government Fleet's Top 10 News for 2016

Police continues to dominate the most popular news stories of the year. News items about law enforcement vehicles make up half of the 10 most read stories on government-fleet.com, including stories about new vehicle models and police vehicle care.

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VW Buyback Funds Police Fleet Purchases

The Town of Red Bank, Tenn., Police Department will turn in its Volkswagen diesel Passat cars through the automaker's buyback program and use an additional $46,500 to buy seven Ford police vehicles.

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Touch Screen Display and Dash Mounts

Havis Inc. has introduced a lightweight touch screen display that mounts directly to a vehicle’s dash panel.

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Transparent Armor Window Insert

The Hardwire Transparent Armor Window Insert is a custom-designed piece of transparent armor that seamlessly covers the existing window in a police car door.

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Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

By Paul Clinton
Each fall, the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluate the current crop of police vehicles with a battery of road tests and provide a mountain of data about their performance, braking, and vehicle dynamics.

Can EVs Work as Patrol Vehicles?

By Paul Clinton