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2012 Michigan State Police Tests: They Are “All In”

By Staff LAW and ORDER

The 2012 Michigan State Police Tests were conducted at Chrysler’s Proving Grounds near Chelsea, Mich. and on the 2.0-mile road course at Grattan Raceway near Grand Rapids, Mich. The Dodge Charger 5.7L HEMI® V8, the Chevrolet Caprice 6.0L V8 and the Ford Sedan Police Interceptor 3.5L EcoBoost V6 all performed well in the categories, which included Acceleration, Top Speed, Braking and Road Course.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2011)
 

MSP-NIJ Aftermarket Brake Pad Tests

By PFM Staff

During the 2010 Michigan State Police and National Institute of Justice’s Brake Test, Affinia-Raybestos proved their aftermarket brake pads are as good as Original Equipment (OE) brake pads.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2011)
 

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)
 

2011 Michigan State Police Tests: The Battle for the NextGen Vehicles

By PFM Staff

Each year since the 1978 models, the Michigan State Police has tested a variety of police package (pursuit capable) patrol vehicles. This year, the battle of the NextGen vehicles, the MSP tested 11 police package sedans and three police package SUVs/crossovers.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2010)
 

2011 Michigan State Police Tests: The Battle of the NextGen Vehicles

By Law and Order Staff

Each year since the 1978 models, the Michigan State Police has tested a variety of police package (pursuit capable) patrol vehicles. This year, the battle of the NextGen vehicles, the MSP tested 11 police package sedans and three police package SUVs/crossovers.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2010)
 

Michigan State Police 2010 Patrol Vehicle Tests

By PFM Staff

Every year the Michigan State Police tests a variety of police package (pursuit capable) patrol vehicles. Find out how the 2010 patrol vehicles ranked.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2009)
 

Michigan State Police 2009 Patrol Vehicle Tests

By PFM Staff

Don't miss the Michigan State Police's annual review of acceleration, top speed, braking and more for the 2009 model year police package vehicles.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2008)
 

Police Lane: Bang for the Buck

By Ed Sanow

You can use the Michigan State Police tests to help you objectively pick the “best police vehicle for the buck.” That is what got the MSP testing started in the first place. The MSP ranks all the police package vehicles in terms of acceleration, top speed, braking, fuel economy, ergonomics / officer space and overall handling.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2012)
 

Most Bang For the Buck

By Ed Sanow

You can use the Michigan State Police tests to help you objectively pick the “best police vehicle for the buck.” That is what got the MSP testing started in the first place. The MSP ranks all the police package vehicles in terms of acceleration, top speed, braking, fuel economy, ergonomics / officer space and overall handling.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2012)
 

2014 Michigan State Police Tests

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Each year since the 1978 models, the Michigan State Police has tested a variety of police package (pursuit capable) patrol vehicles. These annual tests include acceleration to 100 mph, absolute top speed, braking from 60 mph after brake warm-up, road racing course lap times, an ergonomic and communications installation review, and EPA fuel economy ratings.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2013)
 
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