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Baltimore Police Add Cameras to Prisoner Transport Vans

The Baltimore Police Department added 10 new prisoner transport vans and retrofitted 13 others with a redesigned interior and camera system to improve treatment of detainees in custody.

Photo of Ram ProMaster prisoner transport van courtesy of FCA US.

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FCA Offers Ram ProMaster Prisoner Transport Van

FCA has begun offering a Ram ProMaster prisoner transport van to law enforcement agencies under a partnership with Havis, Inc., which equips the cargo van for agencies.

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Audit Dings K.C. Police Take-Home Vehicles

The Kansas City Police Department doesn't know the cost of its take-home vehicle program, and should implement several measures to improve its effectiveness, according to a city audit released May 18.

Screenshot via CNBC.

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LAPD Testing Electric Tesla Sedans

The Los Angeles Police Department has been testing a Tesla Model S sedan for more than a year to determine whether the high-priced vehicle could function as a patrol car.

Photo courtesy of Lenco.

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Lenco Offers All-Terrain Special Ops Vehicle

Lenco Industries will offer the BearCat X3 all-terrain special operations vehicle described as a "pickup-style APC" to law enforcement agencies seeking a more rugged counter-terrorism vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.

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How to Choose a Helicopter for Your Agency

Focus on the missions you need accomplished before picking a model.

Photo of 2016 Dodge Charter R/T courtesy of FCA.

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Ore. Sheriff Flouts Policy, Buys Expensive Car

Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff Dan Staton bought a higher trim Dodge Charger with unnecessary features to replace a one-year-old vehicle, ignoring county purchasing policies as well as the fleet manager’s refusal to buy him the car.

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Philly Police SUV Posing As Google Vehicle

The Philadelphia Police Department has begun an investigation into why officers disguised an SUV to look like a Google street mapping vehicle and equipped it with license-plate-reader cameras.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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Colo. City OKs $1.1M for Police Vehicle Leases

The Pueblo (Colo.) Police Department will add 22 new Ford Police Interceptor SUVs after the city council approved a $1.1 million, five-year lease agreement for the vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit courtesy of FCA US.

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CHP Adds Dodge Chargers for Highway Enforcement

The California Highway Patrol will roll out its 159 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit enforcement sedans this summer after equipping them with police-specific equipment.

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Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

By Paul Clinton
Starting this spring, law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to order a pursuit-rated sedan from General Motors.

Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

By Paul Clinton