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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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Santa Fe Police Upgrade Vehicle Video Systems

The Santa Fe Police Department, N.M., has ordered new in-vehicle cameras as part of its plan to upgrade its entire fleet to an integrated solution from Digital Ally, including in-car, motorcycle, and body-worn cameras.

About 2,800 vehicles serve the Texas Highway Patrol, including Dodge Chargers, Ford Crown Victorias, and approximately 900 Chevrolet Tahoes. Photo courtesy of Texas DPS

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Law Enforcement for the Lone Star State

The Texas Department of Public Safety Fleet Operations is committed to ensuring its drivers have the safest and most reliable vehicles to perform their duties.

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Nev. Sheriff's Office Upfits K9 Vehicle with Community Donations

The Carson City (Nev.) Sheriff's Office is making its K9 Unit vehicles safer thanks to donations from the community.

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Calif. Sheriff's Office Installs Gun Vaults in Personal Cars

Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office purchased 750 gun vaults for its deputies to use while off duty. The department is installing the gun vaults in deputies' personal cars as well as unmarked patrol cars.

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility Debuts Rear Spoiler Lights

Ford is debuting rear spoiler traffic warning lights to complement the “no-profile” front interior visor light bar on its Police Interceptor Utility. The options allow law enforcement agencies to go into full stealth mode.

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Ga. County Begins Replacing Aging Patrol Fleet

The Henry County, Ga., Police Department received approval to purchase 30 Dodge Chargers for $700,000 to replace vehicles with more than 150,000 miles on them.

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NYPD Receives First Shipment of 100 Smart Cars

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) Support Services Bureau has received its first shipment of 100 Smart Fortwo cars, with another 150 ordered.

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Los Angeles Airport to Purchase 150 Police Vehicles

The Los Angeles International Airport will purchase 150 Ford vehicles for its police division over the next three years to replace its aging fleet.

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Ford Offers Police Vehicle Driving Event in Texas

Ford will host an exclusive Police Interceptor drive on Sept. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to drive the Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility, as well as the F-150 SSV and Expedition SSV.

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Jim Frank is current president of Wheels, Inc.  and the son of Wheels, Inc. co-founder Zollie Frank.

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