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NCJ Number: 221141 Find in a Library
Title: New Year ...New Ride
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:34  Issue:11  Dated:November 2007  Pages:48,49,52,55
Author(s): Jonathan Kozlowski
Date Published: November 2007
Page Count: 6
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents a summary of the 2008 Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation providing an objective look into the abilities of new police vehicle models and choosing the right vehicle for the right mission.
Abstract: In the Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation and Purchasing Program, vehicles with the best times, speed, and ratings aren’t the only factors in choosing the correct vehicle for an agency’s mission. Following the road tests (dynamics, braking, and acceleration), the program also includes a ergonomics analysis, focusing on issues such as console and equipment placement in relation with drivers and passengers. The program supplies law enforcement with its objective evaluation to enable those interested, the ability to examine and compare data side-by-side. The program sponsored by the Michigan Department of State Police, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, and Michigan Department of Management and Budget began more than 25 years ago offering an objective look into the mechanical abilities that next year’s new police vehicle models have to offer.
Main Term(s): Police cars
Index Term(s): Michigan; Police pursuit driving; Police safety; Vehicle equipment; Vehicle safety inspection; Vehicles
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