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  • What To Watch For On The Interstates

    What To Watch For On The Interstates

    The Ford Crown Victoria is the most popular police car currently in production. Renown for its durability, many speeders have seen this view in their rear view mirror. But there are other patrol vehicles that road warriors should recognize, and many of them are faster than the popular Crown Vicky.
  • Chevrolet Impala: Under The Radar

    Chevrolet Impala: Under The Radar

    The Chevy Impala is one of the best-selling cars in the U.S. This makes it the perfect choice for police departments who want a car that blends in with traffic. The Impala's familiar shape doesn't stand out or call attention to itself. Fitted with the special Police Package (code 9C1), this mid-size sedan with a 3.9-liter V-6 engine hits an impressive 140 mph.
  • Chevrolet Tahoe: Probably Not Taking Kids To Soccer Camp

    Chevrolet Tahoe: Probably Not Taking Kids To Soccer Camp

    Some police departments need the strength and power that only a full-size SUV can deliver. Fitted with the special PPV option, the big Chevy Tahoe SUV can hit 133 mph thanks to its high-performance 5.3-liter V-8 with 320 horsepower. Look for the black wheels with tiny center hubcaps as a tip-off should you see one unmarked or without a light bar.
  • HUMMER H3: Special Duty

    HUMMER H3: Special Duty

    The H3 may be the smallest model in the HUMMER family, but it remains a very capable off-road vehicle. The police-version of the H3 is fortified for running off-road and carries other equipment necessary for police duty. The H3 can be equipped with a 5.3-liter V-8, but high-speed pursuit is not this vehicle's forte, except when the chase is across a desert, through fields, or over the Rubicon.
  • Dodge Charger: That Cop Car's Got A HEMI!

    Dodge Charger: That Cop Car's Got A HEMI!

    The sight of a Dodge Charger police car should be enough to make you think twice about attempting to out run an officer behind the wheel of one of these. Equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, the Charger can hit a staggering 146 mph. This makes the Dodge the fastest mainstream police car available. But what about vehicles that aren't mainstream?
  • Police ID: What to look for in unmarked vehicles

    Police ID: What to look for in unmarked vehicles

    Departments often use unmarked vehicles, many of which will be identical to their fully outfitted cruisers. Unmarked cars and trucks enable more stealthy operations. Tips for identifying unmarked police cars include looking for; light bars mounted in the rear window, municipal license plates, painted black wheels, and dividers between the front and rear seats.
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