Well...if you're wondering what to do with that old Crown Vic cruiser, maybe a conversion into a family camper is the answer. It looks like the most uncomfortable camper ever built, but to each their own! Here's more: ow.ly/KfDX50ysP6W... See MoreSee Less
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Is testing cruise lights that remain on during patrol but set to a much dimmer output. The goal of the test is to increase public awareness of patrol operations in the community. More here: ow.ly/FEX850ysOAQ... See MoreSee Less
Why would any agency want to have roof lights on while on patrol. All you’re doing is advertising where you are especially if you’re trying to make a dark approach at night on a prowler call or need to set up a perimeter at night.
Ford has issued a recall for certain Police Interceptor Sedans. The recall only includes sedans made from 2017-2019. If your fleet includes any of these vehicles please investigate further. ow.ly/tlxY50ylXpf... See MoreSee Less
Blue Line Magazine just released the winners of their Best Dressed Vehicle Awards. Cool looking gold outline. Congratulations to the Ville de Terrebonne Police Department! ow.ly/voqO50ylJWo... See MoreSee Less
Now those where the days when Dodge was a great car and made a fantastic square on car. The charger now oh my God I would not wish it was cars on any Police department. Mechanical nightmare, and electronics nightmare.
It seems as though all the buzz is around electric vehicles. Don't forget that two of the largest companies in the world (Toyota and Hyundai) are pursuing hydrogen powered vehicles and the Polizei Berlin are testing them now: ow.ly/QbL150ycvkn... See MoreSee Less
The cyber hacking of vehicles is on the rise in the US. Police departments, in particular, need to pay close attention to this matter. Have a plan in place to handle any situation. There will be more information on this topic in an upcoming issue of PFM. ... See MoreSee Less
BTW...We at PFM are fully aware that the actual number of cyber vehicle attacks is still very low. That said, ten years ago ransomware attacks were also very rare. Today, of course, all levels of government agencies are now a prime target for ransomware attacks. Hardly a day goes by that there's not news of another county or municipality getting hit. All we're saying is: have a plan of action in place; regularly review said plan; keep your eye on any updates; stay informed. Boy Scout credo...Be Prepared!