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Sheriff Delays Scheduled Transfer of Patrol Trucks to Public Works

The Labette County (Kan.) Sheriff is delaying the transfer of patrol trucks to the Public Works Department despite the departments’ agreement to transfer ownership of the trucks at a certain time.

Photo via Wikimedia/Matti Blume

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Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

Police departments from around the country are adding armored vehicles to their fleets. Some are receiving military surplus equipment while others are purchasing new vehicles with donations or federal funds.

2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of GM

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Tenn. City Speeds Up Replacements to Order Caprice PPV

The City of Spring Hill, Tenn., is getting a head start on its vehicle purchases for the year to meet the deadline for Chevrolet Caprice PPV orders.

Products

Vehicle Forensics Solution

MSAB and Berla announced a partnership that will allow users to access and analyze data from both vehicles systems and mobile devices.

Products

Police Pursuit Brakes

PureForge brake pads and rotors are designed to improve safety for officers, reducing stopping distance by up to 20%, according to the company.

Photo of 2017 F650/F-750 courtesy of Ford.

Articles

Ford's 2017-MY Fleet-Only Options

Ford offers optional equipment available only to fleets that includes police telematics, orange seatbelts, and adjustable pedals.

Photo courtesy of Wilmington PD

Articles

N.C. Police Department Gets a Boost with Take-Home Vehicles

By implementing a take-home vehicle program, the Wilmington Police Department (N.C.) is keeping vehicles longer and increasing officer morale.

Photo courtesy of Vector

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Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

Photo via Flickr/Daniel X. O'Neil

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New Orleans to Add 300 Take-Home Patrol Cars

The City of New Orleans, La., is investing heavily in public safety for 2017, including 300 new take-home cars, a mobile booking unit, and additional K9 units. The investments will cost nearly $40 million.

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use an unmanned aircraft system for search and rescue, explosive ordinance detection, hazardous materials incidents, disaster response, arson fires, hostage rescue, and barricaded and armed suspects.

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Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
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.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

By Paul Clinton