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LAPD to Begin Using the World’s First ‘Pursuit-Rated’ Hybrid Patrol Car

  Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one. Chief Charlie Beck and LAPD officers were expected to help introduce the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Not Park Next to a Fire Hydrant

Firefighters were forced to smash the windows of a car illegally parked next to a fire hydrant in Nebraska. Chuck Henry reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Smash-Car-Windows-Pull-Hose-Through-Illegally-Parked-Car_Los-Angeles-407537666.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand  

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New Paint Scheme for El Segundo PD Cars

The El Segundo Police Department has begun phasing in a new design for their patrol cars and the implementation will continue throughout 2017. Pictured here is the first vehicle with the new design. The current patrol cars have graphics that have … Continue reading

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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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Carmakers in Hot Pursuit of Fleet Sales to Law Enforcement Agencies

Fleet sales are an important part of U.S. automakers’ bottom lines, and none have more cachet or higher visibility than a contract with a law enforcement agency. In addition to producing a reliable source of revenue, being chosen by a … Continue reading

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LAPD Evaluating Chrysler’s Uconnect Touch System in Dodge Charger Pursuits

By: Doug Newcomb, http://www.wired.com While cutting-edge automotive infotainment systems like Cadillac CUE get lots of attention, Chrysler’s 2-year-old Uconnect Touch remains a dark horse in the field, gaining a fair amount of praise and winning awards from Edmunds and Ward’s … Continue reading

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility is CHP’s Next Cruiser

With the legendary Ford Crown Victoria-based Police Interceptor no longer in production, it’s no surprise that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been searching for an all-new vehicle to replenish its fleet. What is surprising is the vehicle the CHP … Continue reading

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