Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. » 3/27/15 12:26pm Friday 12:26pm

Border Patrol Will Test 'Body Cameras' After Years Of ACLU Complaints

US Customs and Border Patrol has confirmed they'll start using body-mounted accountability cameras on their officers in West Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Washington, Oregon, and Michigan. The ACLU has been working to make this happen since 2012, soon we'll see what exactly becomes of it. » 2/20/15 5:50pm 2/20/15 5:50pm

This Frightening Armored Forklift Could Be Batman's Bobcat

Remember that time your dad rented a Bobcat, and you had a riot ruining the lawn and lifting things? "The Rook" is like that, but bulletproof and with attachments designed to smash walls, heave cars, spray knockout gas, or drop troops onto your roof. » 12/19/14 12:41pm 12/19/14 12:41pm

Should Cities Have Volunteer Parking Enforcers?

I think I've answered my own question – no, probably not. We know Detroit is not the only municipality in this country having more budget problems. Times are still tough, and funds are being cut left and right. Which is likely the reason Malibu, Calif. is the latest city to let volunteers enforce parking. » 7/21/13 3:15pm 7/21/13 3:15pm

Watch Cops Punch A Drunk Lamborghini Driver In The Head

There's nothing like a little police brutality — real or perceived — to ignite controversy. Obviously there's no call for police striking anyone prone on the road, but the question it raises is, who was the bigger douche? The cop who punched a prone man in the face or the drunk guy tearing around Milwaukee in his… » 4/17/12 2:30pm 4/17/12 2:30pm

Florida Cop Transports Mattress, Box Spring With Squad Car

A Miami police officer was suspended for moving a mattress and a box spring on the roof of her squad car. This is the second infraction in Miami PD's new "take-home" car program. » 3/08/12 1:30pm 3/08/12 1:30pm

Unsurprisingly, Chicago Buys 500 Ford Police Interceptors

According to a just-released press release, the city of Chicago has placed an order to buy 500 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles. While it might be the largest commitment to date for the Ford Taurus-based police car, it's not really unexpected. Because, you know, Ford builds them in Chicago. » 2/24/12 2:00pm 2/24/12 2:00pm

British Cops Borrow VW Golf R, Destroy It

Some careless Manchester, UK police officer was doing some testing in a loaned Volkswagen Golf R, hit a roundabout, and destroyed the roughly $63,000 car. The British press is having fun with it, calling the Golf R a "Supercar." Yeah, right. And Margaret Thatcher was a Page 3 Girl. » 1/25/12 4:45pm 1/25/12 4:45pm

Genius Cops Caught Apparently Planting Evidence By Own Dash Camera

Here's a video of two Utica, N.Y. police officers searching a car during a traffic stop. At 1:02, one officer pulls a small baggie of something out of his pocket and ducks into the car; at 1:31, he emerges again, holding the same baggie. Oops! (Update: Police have responded, saying that the full video shows the… » 1/03/12 3:30pm 1/03/12 3:30pm

Watch a cop go car surfing on his cruiser

The car-surfing craze may have peaked here in the United States, but it's only aged just enough for it to be cool to an Quebec police officer who didn't think about who might be filming his fantôme ride. » 9/27/11 10:00am 9/27/11 10:00am

Italian cops now cruise in a Lotus Evora

The Italian highway cops have their Lambo, but the hard-asses at Arma dei Carabinieri are getting two Lotus Evora S cruisers. The specially-equipped cars have voice recognition tech and a refrigerated compartment for blood-and-organs transport, or keeping their Limoncello cold. » 7/21/11 1:30pm 7/21/11 1:30pm

These are this year's best airborne police chase videos

A maker of police airborne surveillance cameras gives out annual awards for the best videos of pursuits and arrests. From a triple-digit motorcycle chase to a robber impersonating an alligator, this year's entries show why you shouldn't run. » 5/09/11 12:00pm 5/09/11 12:00pm

"Camaro" clocked at 157 mph by "police radar"

Just what do we have here? We've got a civvie-spec Ford Crown Vic, a Galveston County, Texas police scanner, a dash-mounted speed gun, a guy with a dubious cop voice and a car clocked at 157 mph. Damn right, gentlemen. » 4/25/11 2:30pm 4/25/11 2:30pm

Police hoard Crown Vic cop cars before Ford kills them

With the demise of the Ford Crown Victoria in a few short months, police departments around the nation are scrambling to find a replacement. Or, like the city of Austin, Texas, they're buying enough now to last five years. » 4/19/11 3:30pm 4/19/11 3:30pm

Police taser man in craziest video you'll see today

Check out this dramatic video of a man darting in and out of traffic in Pontiac, MI and then getting tasered by police just a few hours ago. It's absolutely the most bizarre video you'll see today.
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Can Cops Manipulate Traffic Lights For Tickets?

Ever wondered whether a suspiciously long (or short) traffic signal change, combined with a police cruiser hiding nearby, was an attempt to boost tickets? Could police be changing signal timing? In theory, sure. In reality, not so much. Here's why. » 1/20/11 3:00pm 1/20/11 3:00pm

Cardboard Policewoman Doubles Accidents

A picture of a woman in a miniskirt uniform at intersections distracts drivers enough to double accidents — even if the picture was meant to reduce speeding. Czech police will publish their findings in the Journal of Accidental Idiocy. [PoliceOracle] » 12/08/10 3:30pm 12/08/10 3:30pm

Police Cruiser Leaves The Scene Without A Cop

There's so much of what's awesome about America in this dashboard video of a September traffic stop: courteous words between citizen and law enforcement, the graceful slide of the driverless cruiser, and the officer's reward to one who spoke up. » 11/12/10 12:30pm 11/12/10 12:30pm