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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 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.