Products

Touch Screen Display and Dash Mounts

Havis Inc. has introduced a lightweight touch screen display that mounts directly to a vehicle’s dash panel.

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Products

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

Articles

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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News

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

Articles

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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News

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.

News

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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Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
A Sure Bet for Reducing Distracted Police Driving

By Paul Clinton
While shootouts and ambush killings of police officers provide high-profile examples of the hazards of police work, more often than not officers lose their lives while driving patrol vehicles.

A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

By Paul Clinton