This Is The Washington State Police's Last New Crown Vic

Late last month, the Washington State Patrol pulled their last new Ford Crown Victoria out of the fleet stable and assigned it to an officer. » 7/19/12 9:30am 7/19/12 9:30am

This New Jersey Crown Victoria Owner Was Arrested For Acting Like A Cop

We love police cruisers. They're big, fast, parts are plentiful, and they're usually pretty cheap used. But even though they're cool, using one to pretend you're a cop isn't. » 7/17/12 3:20pm 7/17/12 3:20pm

The Ford F-150 SSV Can Handle Bad Guys And Fires

Law enforcement and emergency services agencies can now get a Ford F-150 made to suit their needs. With a special interior and a heavy duty alternator, the Special Service Vehicle (SSV) package can accommodate everything from bulky communications equipment to firearms. » 6/11/12 12:30pm 6/11/12 12:30pm

The California Highway Patrol Wants To Switch To SUVs

Faced with the eventual phasing out of Ford's legendary Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, the California Highway Patrol is interested in replacing the aging cruisers with an interceptor version of the Ford Explorer. Officials said that newer sedans like the Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Caprice are too small. » 5/29/12 9:00am 5/29/12 9:00am

German Cops Can’t Fit Into Their New Squad Cars

Germany's Polizei are wishing they could cancel their $32.8 million order (25 million Euros) of new Opel Insignias (read: Buick Regals) because they can't fit into their seats. Have the cops been laying too heavily into the Brühwurst? » 4/19/12 3:00pm 4/19/12 3:00pm

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

Drug Kingpin's Ferrari Convertible Now Colombian Police Car

Hernando "Scratch" Gomez doesn't need his Ferrari 348 Targa anymore now that he's in an American jail because of his nasty drug trafficking habit. The authorities back in Bogota, Colombia thought they'd do what American cops tend to do with their drug-seized cars and converted it into police cruiser. » 2/20/12 3:00pm 2/20/12 3:00pm

Vermont Prisoner Sneaks Pig Onto Cop Cars In Genius Prank

Somewhere, in Vermont's St. Albans penitentiary, there's a prisoner feeling pretty damn good about himself. Not because of a well-formed shiv or a found cigarette, but because of a really sublime prank: he snuck a pig into the state seals that adorn Vermont's police cars. » 2/03/12 9:30am 2/03/12 9:30am

Qatari police have a gigantic fleet of Porsches

Qatar's recent National Day parade was like that in many other countries: it featured military and police vehicles. Unlike those other countries, Qatar has cash to burn and a sultan's taste for the good life. The vehicles of choice? Porsche Cayennes and Panameras. » 12/28/11 2:30pm 12/28/11 2:30pm

You can't run from the cop car of the future

Police cars of the very near future will be smart to the point of being scary. Equipped with eight cameras, voice commands, incredibly intelligent software, and LTE radios, you're not going to get away with a damn thing. » 12/01/11 1:45pm 12/01/11 1:45pm

Ford Police Interceptors get their badges

Thanks to the extensive tests done by the Michigan State Police, the forthcoming Taurus-based Ford Police Interceptors have won a "pursuit rating," meaning they're ready for law enforcers across America to trade in their Crown Vics. Tick tick tick... » 9/21/11 12:30pm 9/21/11 12:30pm

Watch a drunk driver crash head-on into a cop car

Saturday was just another day on the job for a sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma and his canine partner — until they were hit head-on by a drunk driver in broad daylight. Everyone survived, but as this video shows, it wasn't just a fender bender. » 8/24/11 10:00am 8/24/11 10:00am

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

The Dallas Police Department knows how to get cop-car nerds clicking all over their Facebook page. They've compiled pics of 85 years of the city's police cruisers, starting with the 1928 Model A shown above, which undoubtedly chased down some oil playboys in its day. » 7/22/11 2:00pm 7/22/11 2:00pm

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

Ride along with a cop car as it's stolen then crashed

Not to get all Tipper Gore, but people do realize that "Grand Theft Auto" is just a video game and not a self-help exercise? Because even if you're high, you shouldn't steal a police cruiser and wreck it. » 5/19/11 10:30am 5/19/11 10:30am

Captain Krug gets his man in a 5-series wagon

"Schnitzel, again?" Captain Krug protests as he loads up his tray in the Autobahnpolizei station cafeteria. Another reminder that, no matter what they show you on television, police work is monotony mixed with boredom served with soggy cabbage. At least one thing's changed. They've given him an unmarked BMW 5er wagon… » 5/12/11 4:30pm 5/12/11 4:30pm

"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

State troopers keep fast lane clean of slow Hondas

This video depicts a highway patrol idyll of sorts: a police car escorts a crawling Honda out of the fast lane and into the lane where it belongs. Oh, America, there are times when Europeans love you to death. » 4/22/11 11:00am 4/22/11 11:00am

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