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Ford NextGen Police Interceptor Tech Training - Part 1

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The PI Sedan is not a Taurus when it comes to tech training. The PI Utility is not an Explorer when it comes to tech training. And neither one is anything like the Ford CVPI. Both are a 30-year jump in technology. There is no substitute for hands-on training.

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

Sedgwick County Sheriff Patrol Vehicle Evaluations

By Brad Hoch, Joe Page

Ed. Note: This evaluation is specific to the needs and requirements of the Sedgwick County, Kan. Sheriff’s Office. The results of their evaluation may differ from the needs and requirements of other police and sheriff’s departments. As such, their final results are not as important as their methodology (the selection process) used to obtain those results. The evaluation process used by the Sedgwick County Sheriff serves as a model to police and sheriff’s departments all across the nation. Police Fleet Manager Magazine welcomes similar evaluations performed by other departments totally regardless of the final results. Avoid buyer regret!

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

Sedgwick County Sheriff Patrol Vehicle Evaluations

By Brad Hoch, Joe Page

Ed. Note: This evaluation is specific to the needs and requirements of the Sedgwick County, Kan. Sheriff’s Office. The results of their evaluation may differ from the needs and requirements of other police and sheriff’s departments. As such, their final results are not as important as their methodology (the selection process) used to obtain those results. The evaluation process used by the Sedgwick County Sheriff serves as a model to police and sheriff’s departments all across the nation. Police Fleet Manager Magazine welcomes similar evaluations performed by other departments totally regardless of the final results. Avoid buyer regret!

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

Operational Performance Systems Upfit Solutions

By Brad Brewer

OPS Inc. specializes in crossover/SUV, truck and cab enclosures for police operations and has facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Upfitting a Ford PI Utility, Chevy Tahoe or Dodge Durango? Check them out.

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

Ford Police Advisory Board News

By Ed Sanow

Ford continues to expand their presence in the police vehicle market with both a 365 hp, turbocharged V6 for the PI Utility, and a 240 hp, turbocharged I4 in a brand-new, non-pursuit admin package for the full-size PI Sedan. Both the PI Utility and PI Sedan taken together, Ford has nearly half of the police market.

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