From bumper to bumper, law enforcement vehicles are upfitted with dozens of pieces of equipment to help officers follow their duty to protect and serve.
Government Fleet has a roundup of some of the latest equipment offerings available for officers right now.
Reimagine Your Patrol Vehicle Spotlight with Arges
From installation to precision and control, Whelen’s Arges Spotlight is designed for optimal safety, usage, and vehicle integrity.
When Arges was introduced in 2019, it redefined what a spotlight was capable of. The evolution from the intrusive and manually controlled Unity spotlight to the remote-controlled, fast, and precise Arges spotlight created several improvements for safer scenes, a Whelen spokesperson explains.
With the CenCom Core control system, Arges can do even more to enhance situational awareness. Arges and Core can be programmed with the Whelen Command software.
Arges has a small footprint which, when combined with Whelen vehicle-specific mounts, can help reduce blind spots while driving. Its all-new collision-safe control head eliminates the need for an internal handle.
Additionally, the speed of Arges ensures officers won’t miss a beat on scene. Users can easily and swiftly direct where Arges’ powerful light is focused. A precise and focused output allows Arges to carefully illuminate exactly what officers need to see while on the road. Arges features game-changing control, with 360° of continuous rotation and a 180° tilt range. ProFocus models can go from flood to spot to ensure officers see what they need to.
Arges installs to the fender and other areas. The predecessor requires drilling into the frame of the vehicle, rendering it totaled. The Arges avoids that and eliminates the risk of ruining expensive parts of the vehicle.
Unify Your Fleet’s Lighting With bluePRINT Sync
When officers are responding to a crash or a major event, the flashing lights can be blinding, and even distracting, for passersby. bluePRINT Sync by SoundOff Signal eliminates this issue and unifies the lighting across the fleet.
“The thought behind this is to calm the chaos that can ensue during an emergency,” a SoundOff Signal spokesperson explains.
Agencies can take control of the lighting, minimizing the visual tension level at a scene by synchronizing flash patterns, colors, intensities, and more. The many benefits include enhanced safety and presence, standardized visual communication, and reduced “moth-to-flame” effect. High-intensity warning lights with vision-impairing glare and random rhythms can actually make scenes more chaotic and more unsafe for outside parties. When the flashing lights are coordinated in a unified way, it makes the scene calmer and safer.
Clean Up Your Workspace on Wheels Clean with the VSX Console
Officers spend the vast majority of their days inside their patrol vehicles. A messy vehicle can complicate basic work tasks. Consoles with a variety of features are a great solution to this.
Officers are sure to find the perfect fit for their needs with Havis’ line of VSX consoles. The VSX Console for the 2021-2023 Chevrolet Tahoe design incorporates the strength of a heavy-duty steel mounting structure with a lightweight polycarbonate plastic chassis to offer a high degree of strength, impact resistance, and thermal performance.
The advanced style of the new Havis console catapults public safety vehicle cabins into a new era, reimagining the workspace for public safety professionals, a spokesperson explains.
The console provides a comfortable workspace by organizing control heads, cup holders, and other essential equipment for public safety professionals.
Keep Your Vehicle Organized with the Universal Wide Body Console Box Kit
Another console option is Gamber-Johnson’s Universal Wide Body Console Box Kit. It officers a place for all their essentials.
The kit comes with a 9 in. Mongoose XLE for docking and mounting officers’ laptops. The wide body design on the kit maximizes laptop mounting space while still allowing for easy access to vertically mounted weapons between the driver and passenger seats.
Officers can rest assured that their valuables will be safe in the locking storage compartment.
Additionally, the kit includes three 12-volt plug knock-outs and three USB power ports, and features a cup holder and a side arm rest.
Store Your Gear Easily with the Frunk Cargo Box
Setina is "first on scene" with equipment for the new F-150 Lightning. The Frunk — or "front trunk" — opens up new options for equipment mounting and gear storage. Setina’s Frunk Cargo Box offers flexible mounting solutions for mounting electronics, storing gear, and firearms security.
The box is lockable and can be used for sensitive gear storage as well.
With the ever-increasing amount of gear law enforcement officers are required to carry, organization is key. When seconds matter, accessibility to gear is important. The frunk keeps everything an officer might need in the frunk organized.
Additionally, there are mounting provisions for two fans for electric cooling if needed.
Keep Weapons Safe and Secure with ShotLock
TruckVault’s ShotLock product line features a number of options for individual and portable gun safes made specifically for shotguns, handguns, and AR platform rifles.
The safes are made of heavy-duty metal and essentially clam shell over the weapon, securing the trigger mechanism, a spokesperson explains. They feature a custom 8-button lock with a key override and no-pry lid. They can be mounted virtually anywhere.
Law enforcement has taken to using them in station houses and in vehicles where the need for securing an individual firearm becomes necessary. Many use them in offices or vehicles for long guns or handguns.
The safes are also a good option for officers who bring their firearms home with them.