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2012 Michigan State Police Tests... They Are "All In"

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

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 Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2011)

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)

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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