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Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

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.

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Ford Unveils 2018 F-150 and Expedition Special Service Vehicles

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

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Tornado H920 Plus Drone

The H920 Plus has a camera and gimbal capable of a 20-degree up-angle for forward-looking inspections.

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Traffic Safety Initiative Reduces Officer Crashes

To combat injuries and fatalities from auto collisions, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) in California set out to change its safety culture through a traffic safety initiative.

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100 Series Strip Lighting

Code 3's 100 Series Strip Lighting features a versatile, expandable design and offers a bright output without compromising storage space.

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Ill. City Chooses Purchase Over Lease of Police Motorcycles

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.

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Private Funding Helps N.J. City Upgrade Police Fleet

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.

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Audit: Okla. Sheriff Unable to Locate Vehicles

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.

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Managing Rural Police Fleets

Managing a fleet in a small town or rural area can lead to challenges from a variety of environmental factors, including animals, weather, and rough terrain.

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N.C. City Purchases 45 Chargers

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

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Managing a Police Fleet

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How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

By Paul Clinton