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Idaho City Approves Take-Home Police Vehicles

The City of Sandpoint, Idaho, has approved a new police vehicle take-home program, eliminating the need to build a new garage to house the fleet.

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GM Offers Off-Road Options for Silverado SSV

General Motors has begun offering an off-road package for its Chevrolet Silverado special service truck for first responders.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Offered for Okla. First Responders

First responder trainers in Oklahoma will have an opportunity to learn safety procedures and best practices about alternative fuel vehicles on Aug. 24 and 25 at Oklahoma City Community College's Professional Development Institute.

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Touch Screen Display

The Havis Touch Screen Display (Part Number TSD-101) is an 11.6-inch high-resolution (1366-by-768) screen for police and other mobile workers that displays data from rear-mounted mobile computers.

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PDU8S Power Distribution Unit

The PDU8S is one of D&R Electronics' newest power distribution units.

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Calif. Sheriffs Use Drone to Bust Illegal Casino

One of the suspects fled the scene, but sheriffs were able to follow the suspect with their drone and capture him.

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IntelliSkin for Apple Tablets

Ram Mounts' IntelliSkin protective cases are now available for Apple tablets and phones, including the iPhone 6 and iPad Pro.

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N.Y. State Police to Deploy Mobile Command Vehicles

The state has acquired three of these vehicles to enhance communication and coordination between first responders during natural disasters, emergency scenes, and large public events.

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Cincinnati Patrol Vehicles Begin Replacing Aging Fleet

The Cincinnati (Ohio) Police Department has added 53 new Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles. These allow the city to replace its aging fleet, which has 60% of vehicles past their replacement cycle.

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LAPD Details EV Lease Deal

The Los Angeles Police Department is leasing its 100 BMW i3 battery-electric hatchbacks through a local BMW dealership, following a competitive bidding process that didn't include Tesla Motors, even though the department tested the Model S as a possible police vehicle.

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Managing a Police Fleet

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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

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