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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.

The Florida Highway Patrol’s central installation facility can prep and deliver about 12 vehicles a week. Photo courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol

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Police Upfitting: In-House or Outsource?

Whether a public agency upfits its own police vehicles or sends them out depends on a variety of factors. Here’s why agencies choose their methods and some best practices they’ve learned from years of experience.

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Fla. County Seeks New Sheriff Fleet Facility

Sarasota County, Fla., plans to build a new maintenance and storage facility for the sheriff's fleet. The project would include 13 vehicle service bays, storage and office space, and a refueling station, and is estimated to cost $20.9 million.

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Texas Police Dept. Adds Armored Vehicle

The Marshall (Texas) Police Department has acquired an armored vehicle to be used as a rescue vehicle during natural disasters.

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Ind. City Reviews Police Take-Home Policy

The City of Anderson, Ind., council has approved funds to purchase 19 new patrol cars for the Police Department, but also said it wanted to amend its police take-home car policy.

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Fla. Sheriff Makes Safety Upgrades to SUVs

The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Fla. has made changes to 85 of its SUVs to improve safety after a murder suspect was able to grab two deputies' shotguns earlier this year.

The Charger is used by agencies around the country, including California Highway Patrol. Photo courtesy of FCA

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2017 Police Vehicles

Fleet managers in law enforcement have a variety of options to choose from. The latest offerings from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford deliver a number of features for increased power, safety, and efficiency.

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Zero Introduces 2017 Electric Police Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles has released information about its 2017 electric motorcycles, including its police versions. The company offers three police models that provide nearly silent, exhaust-free operation.

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Police Fleet Suffers Heat Damage

The Danville Police Department (Va.) accumulated $19,000 in repairs for patrol cars damaged by heat from April to September. The department dealt with air conditioning parts and batteries regularly melting or needing repair.

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Audit: Okla. Fleet Performed Services Without Approval

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office failed to follow protocol by insourcing additional work, renting out its facility, and accepting vehicle donations without approval from county leadership, according to a report from the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector.

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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