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By PFM Staff
GM’s fall 2009 LEPC meeting was dedicated to discussion of the “concept” Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle. Currently planned for production in late 2010, the Caprice PPV will offer features such as a longer wheelbase, a floor-mounted gear selector, an in-dash touchpad computer screen, and two trunk-mounted batteries.
(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2010)
By Police Fleet Manager Staff
The new Caprice 9C1 Patrol has stunning acceleration, race car handling and strong brakes. It has a police-gear compatible center console and a massive rear seat. It is as big as a Ford CVPI and is almost as fast as a Camaro.
(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2011)
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 Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2013)
By John Bellah, Powell, Charles
The CHP had a freeze on enforcement vehicle purchases, and their legendary upfitting facility would soon be idled. The NHP was looking for a single standardized way to upfit their Ford PI Utility. Having the CHP build the first order of NHP vehicles would help the CHP retool for their coming PI Utility and provide the NHP with state-wide identical vehicles. This is an example of excellent interagency cooperation.
(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2014)
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)