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LAPD Begins Tracking Officer Driving

The Los Angeles Police Department will roll out its telematics system to begin tracking the driving behavior of 50 officers starting in January as part of a trial program to determine if telematics can help reduce crashes.

Ford Telematics System Tracks Officers' Driving Behavior

Ford and Telogis will offer a factory telematics system to law enforcement agencies that's designed to reduce hazardous driving by officers, the companies said while announcing the product at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

Dodge Charger Pursuit

Chrysler introduced the Dodge Charger Pursuit in 2006 as a Crown Vic competitor. Agencies who buy Chargers enthuse about the muscular V-8 HEMI and aggresive styling. View our gallery of in-service Chargers, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies, Christopher Holmes, and Jay Baumgardner.

LAPD Lambo to Serve Charity Events

The LAPD has outfitted a Lamborghini Gallardo as an agency black-and-white for use as a community relations vehicle rather than a patrol car.

Report: Half of Officers Don't Wear Seatbelts

Roughly half of officers don't wear seatbelts even though traffic accidents are now the leading cause of police duty deaths, according to a study by a California police training board.

Electric Motorcycles on Patrol

While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have made inroads into police fleets.