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Seal Beach Police Department To Get Saleen S302 Police Mustang 18
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Ford, Ford Mustang, Police, Police Cars, Saleen on 01 18th, 2018

Back in 1990, The Seal Beach Police Department in Seal Beach, Calif. received a special edition Saleen Mustang SB/S for police duty. Nearly 28 years later, the police department is getting a modern version of the tuning company’s high-performance Mustang.
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Track-Focused Crown Vic Is Ready To Serve, Protect And Entertain 13
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Ford, Police Cars, reviews, tuning, video on 01 13th, 2018

While the Ford Crown Victoria isn’t exactly known for its racing prowess, this 2008 Interceptor looks just about ready to do exactly that.

What you’re looking at here is a heavily modified car, with a stripped out interior and multiple chassis and handling upgrades courtesy of Maximum Motorsports, Energy Suspension and Tokico.

The result is something that absolutely blew The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah away with its steering feel, grip and high-revving nature. In fact, as soon as he got on the road, the word “NASCAR” immediately came out of his mouth.

He also used superlatives like “fat Miata”, “awesome” and “shockingly good”, which is quite an achievement considering how the engine was left mostly stock and the amount of horsepower produced wasn’t all that impressive.

The only thing missing from this Crown Vic, so to speak, was the rear seat, which could have made this car both fun and practical.


Oettinger Built This One-Off VW Golf 400R Police Car 31
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ESSEN Show, Oettinger, Police Cars, tuning, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf R on 12 31st, 2017

Arguably more than most countries, the police in Germany need pursuit vehicles capable of chasing down monstrously fast and powerful vehicles down unrestricted stretches of autobahn. The trouble is that it doesn’t have the budget to buy fleets of Porsche 911s and Mercedes-AMG GTs. So what to do?

Here’s Oettinger’s answer. It’s a one-of-a-kind Volkswagen Golf R that was unveiled a few weeks back at the Essen Motor Show, decked out in police livery with special equipment.

That includes the flashing lights on the roof and in the air dam, and a foil wrap in blue, white, and neon yellow, emblazoned with the word “Polizei.”

It also includes a full aero kit, complete with front sp;itter, side skirts, rear apron, and roof spoiler. The hood is custom as well, there’s a four-pipe exhaust system with 90-mm tailpipes, and the whole thing rides on a set of 20-inch alloys wrapped in low-profile Hanhook rubber.

The real long arm of the law in this case, though, is what you can’t see: Oettinger has tuned the 2.0-liter turbo four from the standard 310 horsepower to a more prodigious 400, giving it a 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.

That’s mighty fast – for a Golf especially – but don’t expect to see one of these patrolling the autobahn anytime soon. The concept car was created as part of the Tune It! Safe! campaign, supported by the federal transport ministry and by industry members.

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Wales Police Spent Over $4.7 Million On Repairs In Just Four Years 28
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Police, Police Cars, Reports, UK on 12 28th, 2017

Police vehicles live a rough life as they’re used in everything from high-speed chases to mundane traffic stops.

According to the BBC, police in Wales spent over £3.5 ($4.7) million to repair police vehicles over the past four years. Over the course of this time period, police vehicles were involved in 4,214 incidents and a number of these involved basic mistakes such as hitting objects when reversing.

The South Wales Police were responsible for most of the damage as the force totaled 27 vehicles and had repair costs in excess of £2.6 ($3.4) million. Assistant Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan told the BBC “Our drivers are highly skilled and every care is taken with the force’s vehicles, however, it is inevitable that some will be damaged in the course of duty.” He added the force responds to over a million calls every year and noted their vehicles rack up 12 million miles (19.3 million km) annually.

North Wales Police had 1,339 incidents over four year and this resulted in repair costs of £442,776 ($595,383). While the number of incidents sounds high, the force said approximately half of these incidents didn’t involve damage and only required a minor safety check.

The bill doesn’t sound too outrageous but James Price, the campaign manager of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, told the BBC “The police are constantly asking for more money, but clearly they have been wasting our cash by driving recklessly and not respecting the equipment that taxpayers have funded.”

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Skoda Debuts New Vehicle Lineup For Emergency Services [w/Video] 14
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Police Cars, Skoda, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb, Skoda Videos, video on 12 14th, 2017

Skoda stays true to their legacy by continuing to support the Czech Republic’s emergency services with an entirely new vehicle lineup.

Leading the pack is the Kodiaq Fire & Rescue, a special version of the SUV dressed in a distinctive livery and fitted emergency lights. This car is portrayed as a versatile vehicle thanks to its multi-terrain capabilities, and is joined by an ambulance variant.

Also available is the range-topping version of the Superb, which adds the 280 suffix. The most powerful production Skoda ever built is an undercover cop car here, using its 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine, shared with the Seat Leon Cupra, to fight crime.

It has 280PS (276hp) which are channeled to the standard four-wheel drive system through a DSG automatic transmission, and needs 5.8sec to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill.

Skoda has man’s best friend covered too, with a special version of the Superb aimed at K9 units, dubbed the Superb Estate Police Dog Vehicle. It has two fiber glass-made air conditioned kennels, said to be approved by the RSPCA and DEFRA, plus a 100-amp, 3-tone siren.

Finally, the Octavia Scout has been turned into an ambulance that’s said to be “ideal for remote locations”, thanks to its four-wheel drive capabilities and increased ground clearance. It’s also capable of carrying an impressive 645kg (1,422lbs) of specialized equipment.



Australian Police Put The Kia Stinger On Patrol 11
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Australia, Kia, Kia Stinger, Police Cars on 12 11th, 2017

Law enforcement officials tend to take a different view of the world than the rest of us.

Where most of us see the opportunity for a good time, police see the possibility of danger. That’s their job. And the same goes, we might surmise, for performance sedans.

What civilians may see as a fun mode of daily transportation, the Law might see as a potential patrol car. Like the new Kia Stinger, for example.

With four doors and rear-wheel drive, the Stinger has all the makings of a good pursuit vehicle. That point wasn’t lost on the Queensland police department down in Australia, which has already adapted the Korean sports sedan just for that purpose.

Shared on Facebook by Downshift and brought to our attention by The Drive, this Stinger has apparently been upgraded with checkerboard livery, flashing lights, and (we’re sure) all the other equipment that’d turn a “civilian” vehicle into a police cruiser.

It looks like just the thing, in short, for Australia’s high-speed highways, especially now that the rear-drive, eight-cylinder Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon are things of the past.

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Dubai Police Has Probably Set Its Eyes On The Lamborghini Urus Already 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Middle East, Police Cars, Renderings on 12 9th, 2017

Dubai’s police fleet includes some of the hottest vehicles out there, from Porsches to Bugattis, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they decided to acquire the new Lamborghini Urus, too.

Until they do, designer Aksyonov Nikita has imagined what it could look like with the special dual-tone police livery and the obligatory light bar at the roof.

A Lamborghini Urus police cruiser would blend in with the rest of the division’s exotics and would make a good pair with another potent SUV they have been using for some 4 years: the Brabus B63S-700 Widestar, a tuned Mercedes G-Class that’s good for 690hp.

The Italian super SUV is less powerful, with its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 putting out 641hp and 627lb-ft (850Nm) of torque, but even so it is faster from 0 to 62mph (100km/h), with just 3.6sec, while the Brabus does it in 4.9sec.

Top speed is superior to the Lambo too, as the Urus tops out at 190mph (305mph), approximately 40mph (km/h) more than the tuned G-Wagen, and it also gets a few cool features, including exclusive driving modes, which should make it feel right at home on every terrain, whether it’s tarmac or sand dunes.


Lamborghini Urus Is A Must-Have For The Italian Police 8
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Police Cars, Renderings on 12 8th, 2017

Every once in a while, you’ll hear about Lamborghini donating supercars to the Italian Police, as they’ve done with the Gallardo and the Huracan.

Now that there’s an much more practical option out there, perhaps they might want to consider giving one to the Polizia as well. After all, the Urus is much more suited to the job, as it cannot just chase down bad guys, but also give them a nice ride back to the station after booking them.

This render, uploaded to Behance by designer Aksyonov Nikita, features the typical Polizia livery, meaning the car is predominantly light blue with white stripes on the side and the front fascia, plus a Tricolore stripe and the obligatory light bar on top.

Interestingly, in spite of weighing 2,200 kg (4,850 lbs), the Urus is actually quicker than the Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, as the latter needs 3.7 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph), whereas the Urus does it in just 3.6. So, they’re practically equal, but it’s quite an accomplishment from Lamborghini, considering that the one is a bona-fide supercar and the other an SUV. Then again, with 641hp at its disposal, it’s much more powerful than the Gallardo and raises the bar for what a crossover can do, at least on tarmac.


Chevy Adds Active Safety Tech To 2018 Tahoe Police Vehicles [w/Video] 5
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Videos, Police, Police Cars, Reports, Tech, video on 12 5th, 2017

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV is the first vehicle in its class able to minimize potential crash speeds or help avoid accidents all together.

Aside from the active safety tech, the Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) also comes with a wide array of safety enhancing features as standard, such as ESC or a Rear Vision Camera with Rear Park Assist.

“We want to protect our protectors and help them get home safely at the end of every shift,” said GM exec, Ed Peper. “The safety technologies we are introducing on the Tahoe PPV may serve as a second set of eyes.”

The new tech is part of Chevrolet’s Enhanced Driver Assist Package, which features Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Safety Alert Driver Seat and Power Adjustable Pedals.

The Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking feature has never been offered on a pursuit-rated vehicle before. It works by applying the brakes automatically to help reduce the severity of a crash, as long as the vehicle is traveling at a low speed and the driver hasn’t already applied the brakes.

Meanwhile, the GM-patented Safety Alert Seat system can alert the driver through haptic seat-bottom vibration pulses, instead of the usual audible crash avoidance alerts.

“When they’re on road patrol, police officers are constantly multitasking,” said Royal Oak PD retired chief, Theodore Quisenberry. “Now when officers are scanning their surroundings, so is their vehicle. That will help them stay safe.”


Ford’s First Plug-in Hybrid Police Car Will Help Clean Up Our Streets 20
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Fusion, ford mondeo, Ford Videos, new cars, PHEV, Police Cars, video on 11 20th, 2017

Ford’s new Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan has arrived, though it won’t be taking part in any high-speed pursuits, as it’s aimed mostly at police and fire chiefs, detectives, and non-pursuit law enforcement personnel.

Based on the production-spec Fusion Energi, it shares its plug-in hybrid powertrain, and comes with a 7.6 kWh battery that can be charged in 2.5 hours using the onboard 3.3kW charger.

Ford says that it can be driven on electricity alone for up to 21 miles (34km), and up to a top speed of 85mph (km/h). Once the battery is depleted, its internal combustion gasoline unit will take it at least 500 miles (805km) farther.

“This is the first Ford police vehicle that can potentially get through an entire shift using no gasoline whatsoever. Anyone can plug this in to any wall outlet to run gas- and emissions-free on battery-only operation”, the company’s police brand marketing manager, Stephen Tyler, commented.

Outside, the Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan features red and blue emergency lights, and unique alloy wheels, while in the cabin it gets heavy-duty front seats with reduced bolsters for additional comfort, anti-stab plates, and vinyl rear seats and floors. Other equipment includes the reinforced top tray for mounting equipment, metal console mounting plate, engine-idle feature, and auxiliary power box in the trunk.

Law enforcement agencies can spec their special Ford Fusion Energi with several options such as the driver spot lamp, emergency lighting packages, dark-car feature that turns off all interior lighting and allows the dash cluster to be dimmed 100 percent for surveillance, rear door control-disabling, trunk storage vault, and trunk ventilation system.

Ford will open the order books for the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan in December, with deliveries starting in mid-2018.



Dumb And Dumber BMW M3 Street-Racers Fail To Notice Cop Behind Them 14
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M3, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, featured, Offbeat News, Police, Police Cars, video on 11 14th, 2017

We can understand not picking up an undercover cop in a beige Taurus, but a blacked out Explorer on your tail at a red light? Come on…

You’d think that spotting a large black SUV with a spotlight in your rear view mirror would be easy-peasy, and that it would stop you from doing something silly in your BMW M3.

Then again, if your attention is directed elsewhere, you’re likely to get in trouble, just like the people driving this pair of BMW M3s, unaware of the Ford Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility trailing them.

Alas, these two German super-sedans still lined up at the light and began racing each other as soon as the “green” flashed. Hot on their heels, the police, pulling them over a little bit further up the road.

We couldn’t help but notice that the BMWs didn’t seem to be going all out, at least not directly off the line. It’s probably why the Interceptor had no trouble keeping up as all three cars accelerated past the intersection.

Hopefully those drivers will think again before using a public road as their own personal drag strip, that is, if they still have their licenses.


Dodge Driver Wanted For A Felony Tried To Race Undercover Police Car 26
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Charger, Offbeat News, Police, Police Cars, Reports on 10 26th, 2017

A man in Indiana has been arrested after trying to race an unmarked LaPort County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.
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Police Supplier Reveals Dashcam That Could Identify Suspects 23
Posted by Brad Anderson in Police, Police Cars, Reports, Tech on 10 23rd, 2017

Coban Technologies, a Texas company, has unveiled a dashcam complete with artificial intelligence that could identify suspect individuals and vehicles for police officers.
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Police Supplier Reveals Dashcam That Could Identify Suspects 23
Posted by Brad Anderson in Police, Police Cars, Reports, Tech on 10 23rd, 2017

Coban Technologies, a Texas company, has unveiled a dashcam complete with artificial intelligence that could identify suspect individuals and vehicles for police officers.
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Dodge Charger State Trooper Flips Over Suspect’s Mustang In Chase 20
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Offbeat News, Police, Police Cars, video on 10 20th, 2017

Having a suspect speed towards your car while chased by multiple interceptors definitely sounds unnerving. Thankfully the cops put an end to this pursuit before anything bad happened.
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