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NCJ Number: 78517 Find in a Library
Title: Ideal Police Car - Technical Report
Corporate Author: City and County of Denver
United States of America

Denver Urban Observatory
Technical Innovation Ctr
United States of America

Martin Marietta Corporation
Denver Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: City and County of Denver
Denver, CO 80202
Denver Research Institute
Denver, CO 80210
Denver Urban Observatory
Denver, CO 80262
Martin Marietta Corporation
Denver, CO 80201
National Science Foundation

National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Grant Number: ISR 75-22829
Publication Number: NSF/RA-780610
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report was prepared to assist those responsible for the purchase of police vehicles in the selection of automobiles which will meet the particular needs of the user.
Abstract: Rather than focusing on a single vehicle, the report concentrates on several selected elements that make up the vehicle. The primary purpose is to make the reader more aware of current technology, of what other cities are doing, and of what research the government is conducting. In a review of the state-of-the-art, the work of a law enforcement standards laboratory is described in which evaluation and testing of police equipment has resulted in several documents. Subjects of the documents include terms and definitions of patrol cars, economic efficiency, sirens and other warning devices, light systems, radial tires, and life-cycle costs. Detailed discussions of police vehicle components comprise the greater part of the report. These components include the engine, brakes, suspension, tires, the interior, and warning system. Compact versus full-size police vehicles are compared. The report provides information for obtaining police vehicle studies and includes a list of criteria which should be addressed when writing specifications for an ideal vehicle. Six references are given. (NTIS abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Police cars; Specifications; Vehicle equipment
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