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New Orleans to Add 300 Take-Home Patrol Cars

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.

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L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

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.

Products

The Loft Gun Vault/Electronics Tray

The Loft from Lund Industries is a multi-purpose storage solution for the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Chevrolet Tahoe. It comes in two models. The Loft-GV is designed for weapon storage, and The Loft-EC can be used for electronic component installation.

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NYPD May Invest $10.4M in Bulletproof Windows

New York City's preliminary budget for fiscal-year 2018 includes the installation of bulletproof windows to all patrol cars to keep officers safe. The total cost of the investment is $10.4 million.

Products

Multicolor CommandStik

Code 3's CommandStik multi-use rear window lighting now comes with a multicolor feature, allowing users more flexibility in their control of the emergency and directional operations.

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Articles

Propane Autogas Patrol Cars: Analyzing Cost, Benefits

Propane autogas conversions add to vehicle costs — how can a fleet make up this cost to get a return on its investment? Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida explains the costs and benefits of converting its fleet to run on propane autogas.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM.

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GM to Discontinue Chevrolet Caprice PPV

General Motors will cease production of its Chevrolet Caprice PPV after building the rear-wheel drive patrol car for seven model years in Australia.

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Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

The City of Orlando has saved over 400,000 gallons of fuel in one year through a number of fuel-saving measures, including idle reduction technology in its law enforcement vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

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Ford to Release Two Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Vehicles

Ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced it will offer two new pursuit-rated hybrid-electric police vehicles by 2020.

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Mass. Strips Emergency Lighting from Fleet Vehicles

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has stripped 30 vehicles of their blue emergency lights after they were deemed unnecessary.

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Managing a Police Fleet

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A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

By Paul Clinton
Starting this spring, law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to order a pursuit-rated sedan from General Motors.

Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

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