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Police Package

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The new Ford Police Interceptor is getting another boost under the hood with the addition of the 3.7-liter twin independent-variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine, offering law enforcement agencies fuel economy with more power. In response to police-fleet customer demand and with input from the Chrysler Group’s Police Advisory Board, the already well-received Dodge Charger Pursuit will offer an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system with the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine. This will be the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in the segment, delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency.

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

Charger Pursuit's "Big Screen"

By John Bellah

Dodge has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Department to take the mobile office to the next level of safety, ergonomics and efficiency. Nicknamed the Big Screen, the prototype Charger has a 12.1-inch diagonal measure screen. About the size of a full sheet of paper, the Big Screen is mounted right in the center of the instrument panel.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2013)
 

2014 Michigan State Police Tests

 

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)
 

Ride & Drive: Charger, Durango, RAM

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Every police automaker knows the key to sales is getting officers behind the wheel of their police and special service vehicles. In conjunction with Petty Enterprises and piggybacking on the SRT Driving Experience, Chrysler runs six to eight police Ride & Drives a year.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2013)
 

Update: Dodge Police Advisory Board

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

For 2014, the Charger Pursuit gets SecurePark for anti-theft while engine running, and the must-have option of ParkSense rear ultrasonic sensors. The big news comes in mid-2014 with the BR9 “Big Brake” package on all Chargers and the option of All-Wheel Drive with the V8 Chargers.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2014)
 

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)
 

Carol Stream Justifies V8

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Carol Stream Police went about their evaluation of the replacement for the Ford CVPI like many departments. However, they took this a step further than most departments by factoring the residual value into their overall assessment. And they got a V8 that paid for itself over a V6.

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

2013 Police Fleet Expo Southwest

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Hundreds of police fleet professionals, auto manufacturers and aftermarket manufacturers met in Fort Worth at the Police Fleet Expo – Southwest. The exhibit hall had all the right people in face-to-face dialogues, while the educational sessions were tips from the nation’s best.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2013)
 

Overheard at PFE - Louisville

By Ed Sanow

All-New Tahoe, Restyled Charger

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2014)
 
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