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Facial recognition system is coming for police cars

Patrol cars just got one step closer to K.I.T.T.

Patrol cars just got one step closer to K.I.T.T.

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Junkyard Gem: 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 9C1 Police Car

Few civilians bought the 1991-96 Caprice, but police departments liked it

We saw a junkified Ford P71 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor in Colorado last month, so it's only fair that we take a look at the P71's only serious rear-wheel-drive competition during the 1990s: the Chevrolet 9

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Ken Block's Gymkhana 8 to feature Dubai Police cars?

Ken Block drops some hints on Twitter about what to expect from Gymkhana 8, set in Dubai.

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Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car

There is a new vehicle that you should keep an eye out for when you're going a little too fast down the Interstate. Ford's Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility was the bestselling new law enforcement model in the country last year, and signs show that won't be changing anytime soon.

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Driver smashes police car after 109-mph chase

A high-speed chase involving an allegedly drunk driver ended in a rather scary crash on Highway 41 in Milwaukee, WI in the wee hours of Monday morning. The driver of the Ford Taurus, 40-year-old Kevin Hutchins, hit speeds of up to 109 miles per hour, with three police cars in pursuit.

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Jay Leno sees how the other half lives with CHP cop cars new and old

Comedian Jay Leno is changing gears from driving fast cars to checking out some of the police cruisers that regularly chase down and dish out punishment to those fast cars. In this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, we get the lowdown on the modifications made to the Ford Explo

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Carbon Motors officially files for bankruptcy, lawsuits follow

So much for Carbon Motors. The would-be police pursuit vehicle manufacturer has officially filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (read: liquidation) according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The company officially lists its liabilities at $21.7 million and its assets at a mere $18,976, including one prototype, a few b

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MN cops in trouble for drag racing squad cars on airport runway

Recently the Caledonia, Minn. Police Department took delivery of a new Ford Crown Victoria (curiously, CV production ended in September of 2011) police cruiser. This got the attention of not only the local criminals, but it apparently piqued the interest of the Houston County Sheriff's Department, too.

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State Trooper Receives Ticket After Crashing His Patrol Car

South Carolina officer sustained minor injuries in rollover wreck

An on-duty South Carolina Highway Patrol officer found himself in an unusual position Tuesday morning – on the receiving end of a speeding ticket.

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A Mailbox? A Trash Can? A Speed-Trap Camera?

Police are making it tougher for motorists to spot speed cameras

Drivers are getting more savvy about spotting speed cameras along roads and highways. In turn, police in one major U.S. city are getting more savvy about disguising their revenue-generating cameras.

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VT farmer goes on rampage, crushes 7 police vehicles with tractor [w/video]

As you can see from the screenshot above, the Orleans County Sheriff's Department in Vermont did not have a good Thursday. At 12:40 pm yesterday, they received a 911 call that a tractor was running over police cruisers. The location of the crime? Their very own sheriff's barracks! The man behind the wheel of the tractor has been identified as Roger Pion, a Newport, VT farmer who was reportedly angry over a previous arrest for a minor violation.

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Ram Special Services Police Truck gives the Five-O a 5.7

Law enforcement agencies may now sink their teeth into a specially prepared version of the Ram pickup truck. The Special Services Police Truck is built to take the abuse that only police officers can throw at a vehicle with additional door supports to handle the weight of optional ballistic protection, a 220-amp alternator for added electronic g

Dodge Charger Pursuit claims its victories in Michigan State Police tests

The Big Three are finally done one-upping each other in this year's Michigan State Police vehicle evaluations, with the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit V8 laying down some heady numbers on the test track. The Charger emerged with the fastest lap time ever recorded in the Michigan State Police test's history, at 1:33.7.

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Mopar's Dodge Charger Pursuit police car says "Respect Mah Authoritah!"

A Dodge Charger Pursuit police car is a rather unwelcome sign in your rearview mirror. Especially if you've got an eye towards criminal pursuits and a mind to press your luck and your throttle pedal to make a run for it. Now, you better ask yourself... do you feel lucky, punk? Do you? We know what you're thinking. Is that Mopar-equipped Dodge Charger carrying the 292-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar

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Ford Taurus Police Interceptor to hit streets with 2013 updates

2013 Ford Taurus and 2012 Taurus Police Interceptor – Click either image for high-res gallery

Official MSP Numbers: Chevy Caprice is quickest, fastest police car... barely

2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV -– Click above for high-res image gallery

Chevy Caprice outperforms Ford and Dodge police cars in official test... or does it?

2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV -– Click above for high-res image gallery

Anti-idle technology could be huge savings for police forces

Dodge Charger police car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Charting the Five-Ohs: Next-gen Cop Car Comparo

It used to be that every full-line American automaker offered a version of its mainstream full-size sedan to make it appropriate for police duty. By the time 1996 rolled around, the Chevrolet Caprice, which was the last would-be competitor to the standard-setting Ford Crown Victoria, was discontinued, leaving the lucrative police market to the Blue Oval Boys.

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