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NHP and CHP Cooperative Upfitting

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)
 

Ford-Havis-LAPD Embedded Screen

By John Bellah

The technology and upfitting buzz of the season is the joint effort between the LAPD, Ford, Havis and Lectronix for an in-dash mounted screen in the two Ford Police Interceptors. This concept touchscreen is LAPD’s vision of the future police vehicle, the next step forward in police interiors and upfitting.

(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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

Ford Tough AWD in Police Interceptor

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Sedan PI and Utility PI come standard as AWD. The AWD system reacts within 0.1 milliseconds to distribute up to 100 percent of the torque to any one wheel or combination of wheels. Used on the entire Volvo line since 1998, this AWD system has been tracked in the Ford warranty claims and service parts systems for eight years—with no issues. The AWD system—in police use—has a 100K-mile warranty.

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

Overheard at Police Fleet Expo - Southwest

By Ed Sanow

Overheard at Police Fleet Expo - Southwest

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