Pictured is the DPS' newly acquired Humvee ready for deployment. Photo via Iowa DPS.

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Iowa Dept. of Public Safety Adds 8 Humvees to Fleet

The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added eight Humvees to its fleet through the military’s 1033 Program. The 1033 program allows a transfer of military equipment to law enforcement agencies at no cost to the agency.

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Z3 SWIF Light and Siren Switches for Ford Police Interceptor Steering Wheels

Code 3, Inc. now offers its Z3-SWIF Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility Steering Wheel Interface Module. The SWIF interface module connects to the Z3 control head allowing a technician to program each one of the four customizable auxiliary control buttons on the steering wheel to provide any needed lightbar or siren functionality.

GM made a number of changes to the 2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV, from a new surveillance mode to new front seats. Photo courtesy GM.

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GM Details 2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV Updates

One major change to the Caprice PPV that GM made for 2014 was to relocate the shifter from the center console to a column-shift design. GM said this change makes room for a new center console equipment mounting platform.

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KME Recalling 695 Emergency Vehicles

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling 695 emergency vehicles, including Predators and Panthers.

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T3 Motion Launches Trade-in Program for Segway Owners

T3 Motion, Inc. launched a new Segway trade-in program. The program will provide up to a $3,000 credit for the purchase of a T3 Patroller Series vehicle, or up to $2,000 credit for the purchase of a T3 Vision Series vehicle.

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Mobile, Ala., Uses Penny Tax Increase to Buy New Police Vehicles and Fleet Equipment

The City of Mobile, Ala., has used the funds from a penny sales tax increase to fund the purchase of a number of replacement fleet vehicles, including 75 police cars for $2.25 million.

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Miami PD Purchases 9 Electric Stand-up Vehicles

The Miami Police Department has purchased and placed into service a fleet of nine electric stand-up vehicles (ESVs) from T3 Motion Inc. The Patroller vehicles will be used to patrol high-density, high-traffic areas, including downtown Miami.

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Carbon Motors Shuts Down

A year after the Obama administration denied Carbon Motors a loan to produce its specialty patrol car, the company has shut down the program and left its Indiana facility.

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Kleberg County Takes Delivery of 10 Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs

Kleberg County in Texas took delivery of 10 Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs, replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet, according to KIIVTV.

One of the new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles purchased by the City of Fort Collins, Colo. Photo courtesy City of Fort Collins.

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Fort Collins, Colo., Orders 27 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Patrol Vehicles

The City of Fort Collins, Colo., has ordered 27 new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, with two planned to go into service in April and the rest scheduled for delivery in July.

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Managing a Police Fleet

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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.

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