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NCJ Number: 229916 Find in a Library
Title: Is the Timing Right for Hybrid?
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:36  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:32,34,35
Author(s): Sara Schreiber
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 3
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the potential use of hybrid police patrol vehicles.
Abstract: The question raised is whether environmentally friendly vehicles, such as hybrids can be efficient in today's world of law enforcement. Common concerns with hybrid vehicles range from power, speed, and interior capacity. Hybrids are envisioned as ideal vehicles for detective, non-cop and D.A.R.E. units. In addition, hybrids may make the most sense in a low-speed, city environment where the bulk of the use is in and around town. Cost savings will always break down differently for any agency considering greener vehicles, depending on the individual circumstances. So, for now, hybrid technology for law enforcement is still open for debate with many questions and concerns looming.
Main Term(s): Police cars
Index Term(s): Economic influences; Environmental influences; Police effectiveness; Police equipment; Policing innovation; Science and Technology; Vehicles
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