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Managing a Police Fleet

The law enforcement duty cycle presents special challenges for public fleet managers, such as equipping patrol vehicles with power-intensive equipment; managing dynamic driving behavior; and listening to the needs of patrol personnel.

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How FCA Views the Police Market

Photo of 2018-MY Dodge Charger courtesy of FCA.

Law enforcement agencies continue to purchase Fiat Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, which appeals to law enforcement officers, who say the vehicle in a violator's rear-view conveys business.

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Upgrading the F-150 for Off-Road Patrol

Photo of 2018 F-150 Police Responder courtesy of Ford.

Ford took the wraps off its 2018 F-150 Police Responder earlier this month and showed police agencies its latest tool for law enforcement work on more rugged terrain. Early feedback indicates that the truck will find a place with more rural agencies.

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Managing High-Speed Pursuits

Photo via PoliceMag.com.

Pursuits can be deadly for everyone involved, but they can't be prohibited in all cases. So agencies need to have policies and procedures in place to reduce the danger.

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How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

Photo of Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine in 2013 via Adam Fagen/Flickr.

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.

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How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

Photo by Chris Brown.

Ford's Police Responder Hybrid Sedan offers several important differences from other retail hybrid cars that should make it well suited for the demands of a police duty cycle, while also providing lower costs to operate.

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Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

Photo of Michigan State Police vehicle testing courtesy of MSP.

Each fall, the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluate the current crop of police vehicles with a battery of road tests and provide a mountain of data about their performance, braking, and vehicle dynamics.

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Can EVs Work as Patrol Vehicles?

Photo by Thi Dao

Adding a fleet of battery-electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids to your motor pool is one thing. But giving an electrified sedan to a police officer seems like a trickier proposition.

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