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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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

LEG Ride & Drive and EVOC Course

By PFM Staff

A description of the EVOC Course: quick turns, narrow lanes and slalom.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2002)
 

2003 Ford Expedition Special Service Vehicle

By Greg Reynolds

The Special Service Package 2003 Ford Explorer is an entirely redesigned vehicle featuring an all-new interior, exterior and chassis. The end result is a more durable, agile and responsive patrol vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2002)
 

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)
 

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)
 
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