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NCJ Number: 65251 Find in a Library
Title: IDEAL POLICE CAR - TECHNICAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute
United States of America

Denver Police Dept
United States of America

Denver Urban Observatory
United States of America

Denver Technological Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Denver Police Dept
Denver, CO 80207
Denver Research Institute
Denver, CO 80210
Denver Technological Ctr
Denver, CO 80237
Denver Urban Observatory
Denver, CO 80262
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: IRS 75-22829
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Denver Urban Observatory
Box A097 University Ctr
4200 E 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80262
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE SELECTION OF POLICE VEHICLES AND KEY ELEMENTS OF AN IDEAL CAR ARE IDENTIFIED.
Abstract: POLICE CARS OF THE 1970'S WERE NOT ADEQUATE, AND THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE HAS ESTABLISHED A LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS LABORATORY IN GAITHERSBURG, MD., TO EVALUATE AND TEST POLICE EQUIPMENT. SEVERAL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE LABORATORY THAT DEAL WITH POLICE PATROL CARS (SIRENS AND EMERGENCY WARNING LIGHTS, RADIAL TIRES, AND LIFE CYCLE COSTING). KEY ELEMENTS IN AN IDEAL CAR ARE 4 DOORS, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER STEERING, HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION WITH OVERLOAD HELPERS, AUTOMATIC HEAVY-DUTY TRANSMISSION, 350-HP ENGINE, 4-BARREL CARBURETOR, FRONT DISC BRAKES, AND TRIPLE VALVES. OTHER DESIRABLE FEATURES INCLUDE DUAL MASTER CYLINDERS, PUSH BARS ATTACHED TO FRAME, REAR LEAF SPRING AND FRONT TORSION BARS, POSI-TRACTION, ANTISKID STABILIZERS, AND COIL AND MESH SEATS, AS WELL AS ADEQUATE HEAD ROOM, LOW THRESHOLD, AND QUICK RELEASE SEAT BELT/HARNESS. THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE SYSTEM SHOULD INCLUDE FORWARD-DIRECTED SIREN, RED WARNING LIGHTS, INCREASED LIGHT OUTPUT (STROBE), AND MULTIPLE LIGHTS. VEHICLE COMPONENTS (ENGINE, BRAKES, FRAME, SUSPENSION, INTERIOR, AND WARNING SYSTEM) ARE DETAILED. SELECTED REFERENCES ARE CITED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Police cars; Police equipment; Vehicle equipment
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