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Title: Police Patrol Vehicle Testing
Corporate Author: Michigan State Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 146
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77 NI-99-0017 (S-1)
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data for purchasers, users, manufacturers, and researchers of police patrol cars are provided in this document, which gives the results of the 1980 Police Patrol Vehicle Evaluation and Purchasing Program.
Abstract: Test results for both full-size and mid-size patrol vehicles are provided. The evaluation of the full-size patrol vehicles identified the Plymouth Gran Fury as the top scorer. As indicated on the competitive patrol vehicle evaluation, the Gran Fury was also the low bidder and will be purchased in 1980. The Chevrolet Malibu 305 accumulated the highest score in the mid-size patrol vehicle evaluation. However, after the bid adjustment, the Plymouth Volare 318 was determined to be the adjusted mid-size low bidder. The document contains vehicle specifications, vehicle hardware descriptions, and a list of testing equipment. Most of the document consists of competitive evaluation results in the areas of vehicle dynamics; acceleration, top speed, and braking; ergonomics; communications; and fuel economy. The weighting, scoring, and dollar conversion methodologies are provided, and final raw scores for full-size and mid-sized vehicles are presented. Competitive patrol vehicle evaluation results are also provided, and police vehicle manufacturers' brochures are appended. Charts and diagrams are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Police cars; Specifications
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