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Michigan State Police to Evaluate 22 Patrol Vehicles in 2014 Testing

The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

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Athens-Clarke County PD Using Hybrids as Marked Patrol Cars

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Georgia plans to deploy at least four hybrid vehicles – Toyota Priuses and Ford Fusions – as marked patrol cars for an estimated fuel cost savings of $2,500 per car per year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

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Yonkers, N.Y. Buys Mix of New Vehicles for Police Fleet

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., has purchased new patrol cars for the Yonkers Police Department (YPD), which includes a mix of Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars (23 of them) and Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles (nine of these), plus a new Emergency Service Unit Patrol Truck.

LAPD Sgt. Joel Miller poses next to an LAPD Dodge Charger Pursuit. Photo by Blake Bobit.

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LAPD Purchases 188 Dodge & Ford Patrol Vehicles

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department ordered 100 Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol cars, 50 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, and 38 Ford P.I. sedans.

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Chrysler Introduces AWD Police Charger for 2014

Chrysler will introduce an all-wheel drive version of its Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol car for model-year 2014 that will compete with Ford's all-wheel Police Interceptor vehicles.

Photo courtesy of City of Akron, Ohio

Articles

Police Vehicles: A Look Back

As police fleets search for their next patrol car, Government Fleet provides a brief review of popular police vehicles from the past, as well as current offerings from automakers.

Officers will use the vehicle for patrol in a rural community, and a school resource officer will use it when providing security to a school.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Purchases Volt for Patrol Use

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan purchased a Chevrolet Volt and plans to upfit the vehicle as a fully operational police car. Officers are driving the vehicle around in order to provide feedback before it gets upfitted.

The Sebastopol PD designed a Code 3 electric police motorcycle from a unit from Zero Motorcycles.

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Sebastopol Police Uses Electric Motorcycle for Patrol

Equipped with lights and sirens, an electric motorcycle designed by Sgt. Mike Nielsen is used to patrol trails, parks, and schools and respond to emergency calls for service or backup across Sebastopol, Calif.

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POLICE Brake Pads for Law Enforcement Vehicles

The new POLICE line of brake pads offers longer wear life and higher fade resistance for law enforcement vehicles that operate under sever driving conditions, such as high-speed driving, sudden stops, and when performing difficult maneuvers, according to the company.

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Amarillo, Texas, to Buy Ford Police Interceptor Utility SUVs

The City of Amarillo, Texas, plans to purchase 10 new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles to replace existing patrol cars in its fleet.

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Managing a Police Fleet

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Upgrading the F-150 for Off-Road Patrol

By Paul Clinton
Ford took the wraps off its 2018 F-150 Police Responder earlier this month and showed police agencies its latest tool for law enforcement work on more rugged terrain. Early feedback indicates that the truck will find a place with more rural agencies.

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

By Patrick Oliver and Samuel Kirchhoff