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Buffalo PD Adopts Black-and-White Color Scheme for New Tahoe SUVs

The Buffalo (N.Y.) Police Department has taken delivery of the first batch of 49 black-and-white Chevrolet Tahoe PPV SUVs to replace blue-and-white Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

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Ala. City to Spend $3.1M for 93 Police Vehicles

The expenditure will bring 68 Chevrolet Caprice PPVs and 24 Chevrolet Impalas to the Mobile Police Department for administrators and detectives.

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Calif. City Tightens Take-Home Police Vehicles

The Riverside (Calif.) Police Department's officers will no longer be able to use their city-issued patrol cars to run errands or take their family to dinner following a change in the agency's take-home vehicle policy.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

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Dodge Charger Redesigned for 2015

Dodge has reworked the Charger's front end and brought Challenger-like touches to the interior for the 2015 model year of a vehicle shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.

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Ill. State Patrol Cars Wait in a Parking Lot for Upfitting

While they have at least 85 new Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars, state officials have not yet figured out how to get the electronics installed, offering explanations that varied from the budget crisis to an inability to find workers in the state with the skills to do the job.

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La. Police Chief to Resign Following Fuel Theft Indictment

The police chief from the Town of Brusly, La., was accused of using a fleet fuel card to fuel his personal truck and personal boat, with charges totaling $1,120 between January 2013 and January 2014.

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Ga. County PD Adds 40 Take-Home Vehicles

The Dekalb County (Ga.) Police Department has added 40 new police vehicles to its take-home vehicle program. The additional vehicles will allow the police department to keep vehicles longer, since they won't be running them around the clock as pool vehicles.

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Mich. Sheriff Adds Mine-Resistant Military Truck

The Saginaw County (Mich.) Sheriff's Department has acquired a military surplus truck for some of the toughest situations deputies may encounter. Sheriff William Federspiel has taken delivery of a Mine Resistant Ambush Proof (MRAP) vehicle once used by the U.S. Army.

Code Enforcement Officer Melanie Adkins uses the Nissan Leaf. Image courtesy of City of Kingsport.

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Tenn. PD Adds Nissan Leaf to Police Fleet

The Kingsport (Tenn.) Police Department recently added a unique new vehicle to the fleet — a fully marked black-and-white Nissan Leaf police car. The new Leaf is being driven by the department's code enforcement officer.

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Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton