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Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2012 Police Vehicles

By John Bellah

Every year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) conducts performance and fuel economy tests on police package vehicles. Held at Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, the LASD vehicle testing protocol emphasizes braking and handling characteristics.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2012)
 

Ford Utility Police Gets Mustang Engine

By PFM Staff

Ford has announced that both the Utility PI and the Sedan PI will come standard with All-Wheel Drive. But the big news, and the long-hoped-for decision, was that the Utility PI will come standard with the 300hp, 3.7L V6 from the Mustang. This decision by Ford shows its commitment to its police program. These are police-specifi c vehicles — not just tweaked retail versions.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2011)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff 2011 Vehicle Tests

By John Bellah

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, with the help of the LAPD, conducts tests on police package vehicles every year. The LASD vehicle tests emphasize handling, braking and fuel economy. Held at the Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, a variety of production and prototype vehicles were tested this year.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2011)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff 2010 Vehicle Tests

By John Bellah

Every year the LASD takes on the task of running extensive tests on police vehicles, from speed to braking.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2010)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests Motorcycles

By John Bellah

For the first time ever, the annual Los Angeles County Sheriff's vehicle tests for 2009 included police motorcycles from Harley-Davidson, BMW and Honda.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2009)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2009 Vehicles

By John Bellah

Once again, the Los Angeles Sheriff testing program puts the 2009 police package vehicles through rigorous tests, placing much emphasis on handling, braking, and mechanical reliability.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2009)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2014 Police Vehicles

By John Bellah

The LAPD and LASD join forces to evaluate all of the pursuit-rated, police package sedans, crossovers and SUVs. Their test protocol emphasizes emergency operations in an urban environment.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2014)
 
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