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BMW Wins LAPD Electric Car Contract, Beating Tesla

German automaker BMW has beaten California-based Tesla Motors Inc. by winning a contract to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 electric cars. BMW is leasing 100 of its i3 all-electric plug-in vehicles, which the LAPD plans to use for community … Continue reading

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Long Beach Fire Department Debuts New Boat

After adding some finishing touches on Long Beach Fire Department’s Fireboat 20, it’s ready for its official debut. Fire Chief Mike DuRee said the department has had the vessel for a couple of months, and used it in fires, such … Continue reading

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LAPD Considers Trading in Crown Vics for Some $100K Teslas

We may get the hippest, cleanest fleet in the country The Los Angeles Police Department is looking to potentially upgrade their fleet of vehicles with none other than Tesla’s all-electric luxury Model S. The Model S may be eco-efficient, but … Continue reading

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Scanners Now Able to Monitor MotoTRBO Frequencies

Within days of each other, both Uniden and Whistler announced that they would both be adding DMR scanning to their lineup. Whister states that they will be releasing both a mobile and portable scanner capable of monitoring MotoTRBO, Hytera XPT, … Continue reading

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Shuttle Tank and LAPD Pursuit Photos

SCMA member and frequent photo contributor Chester Brown (LA-203, K6CRB) took these photos of the Space Shuttle tank on it’s way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles and the termination of a pursuit in North Hollywood.

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Baker Fire Station Staffing a Public Safety Concern

According to Caltrans, an average of just under 40,000 vehicles passed through Baker on Interstate 15 on a daily basis in 2014. That same year, statistics showed that some 23.5 million motorists traveled to Las Vegas. The vast majority were … Continue reading

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The Porky Show – January 16

ATTENTION PATCH COLLECTORS! The Porky Show, California’s longest running police and fire patch, badge and collectibles swap meet will take place on Saturday, January 16th in Claremont from 9 AM to 3 PM. The show is put on by the … Continue reading

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City of Los Angeles Ends LA-RICS Membership, Plans to Build Own LMR System

Los Angeles City Council members voted unanimously November 18th to opt out of its membership the the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), citing potential cost advantages by taking the action and plans to deploy a new city-owned land-mobile-radio (LMR) … Continue reading

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Adam 12’s Martin Milner LAPD End-of-Watch Broadcast

The LAPD End-of-Watch Broadcast for Adam 12 actor Martin Milner (Officer Pete Maloy). This broadcast was recorded by Shaaron Claridge (now Shaaron Snead), the original voice of the dispatcher on Adam 12.  

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Man Who Flew Drone in Path of LAPD Helicopter Charged

A man who allegedly flew a drone into the path of a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter involved in a suspect search in Hollywood, forcing the pilot to take evasive action, was charged Tuesday with a pair of misdemeanors. Martin … Continue reading

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