In a Police Fleet Conference session weighing the benefits of pursuit-rated vehicles, OEM representatives will share what changes they make to their vehicles to make them pursuit-rated.  -  Photo: Government Fleet

In a Police Fleet Conference session weighing the benefits of pursuit-rated vehicles, OEM representatives will share what changes they make to their vehicles to make them pursuit-rated.

Photo: Government Fleet

With many municipalities and counties changing vehicle pursuit policies, whether to purchase pursuit-rated vehicles can become a point of contention. Why would you need a vehicle capable of hitting 130 mph if your local government doesn't allow them?

Addressing Both Sides of the Argument

At the 2024 Police Fleet Conference (PFC) at GFX, two law enforcement fleet professionals will address both sides of the argument, weighing the benefits and potential pushback you may receive for opting for pursuit-rated vehicles.

Mike McCarthy is a retired lieutenant from Michigan State Police’s (MSP) precision driving unit. MSP conducts a police vehicle evaluation each year, extensively testing the latest model year vehicles available for purchase. The majority of those vehicles are pursuit-rated vehicles.

Sgt. Jason Brake manages the law enforcement fleet for the city and county of Denver.

Together, McCarthy and Brake will discuss what a pursuit-rated vehicle is and what concerns your stakeholders and fellow officers may have. Then, OEM representatives will share what changes they make to their vehicles to make them pursuit-rated.

Want to see what else is on the PFC schedule in addition to this session? Click here for the full lineup of sessions coming to this year's event.

Have you registered for PFC at GFX yet? When you register for the Full Conference Fleet Pass, the all-access pass for government fleet professionals, you'll have access to all of the networking and educational opportunities offered on Days 1-3. Click here to register for PFC now!

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Christy Grimes

Christy Grimes

Senior Editor

Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet publications. She has also written for School Bus Fleet.

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