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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.

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.

Chicago 2010: Chevrolet rolls out Caprice Police Car

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

Chicago 2010: Even civil servants appreciate a nice ride

Work vehicles at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

AC Schnitzer gives BMW 1 Series diesel the police package treatment

AC Schnitzer BMW 123d police package - click above for high-res image gallery

Fritz Henderson to Autoblog: Chevy Caprice is being looked at as "police application"

Ever since General Motors announced this spring that it was killing the Pontiac brand as part of its restructuring, fans of the Holden-developed G8 sedan have been clamoring to save it as a Chevrolet. After company officials repeatedly said over the past two months that no such thing would happen, Bob Lutz re-lit the fire last week in one of his first pronouncements after un-retiring. Lutz proclaimed that the G8 would indeed become a new Chevrolet Caprice.

STUDY: UK police officers confuse diesel and gas pumps four times a day, cost taxpayers £1 million

British police have an expensive problem. It's not crime and it isn't corruption, it's much worse. The £1 million problem is stupidity. Over the course of three years, UK cops have on 4,709 occasions put the wrong fuel in their police cruisers. That's an average of four cars damaged per day, with damages of £6,500 a week. That's more than $1.6 million USD. Blimey.

Italian State Police receive new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Click above for high-res gallery of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia

Carbon Motors releases first video of E7 cop car and in-car gadgets

Law enforcement officers have more reasons to be excited with Carbon Motors' release of a few more images and a video of its purpose-built Police car. The E7, as it is currently known, looks to be much more capable than the thousands of Crown Vics, Impalas and Chargers currently roaming our streets due to its rather amazing list of specifications and gadgetry. Included are a diesel

Carbon Motors hopes to put the Police in diesels

Click above for more renderings of the Carbon Motors E7

Palm Bay Police Chief bans patrol cars from idling

High fuel prices have surely altered most consumer's driving habits. The gas crunch has gotten bad enough that even police units have found it necessary to change their routines. For instance, in Palm Bay, Florida, Police Chief William Berger has banned officers from allowing their patrol cars to idle. The only circumstances where idling a police vehicle is permissible is when an animal or prisoner is

Volkswagen Beetle police cruiser, the "bug-erceptor"

It's a rather undignified process, being pulled over by the police. Next time you're sitting at the side of the road with the lights flashing in your rearview mirror, just think of this: at least you weren't pulled over by a VW Beetle. Unless you reside in Blount County, Tennessee, where Archie Garner, a 40-plus-year police veteran, nabbed this 1972 Beetle in a DUI case and summarily converted it into an Interceptor.