LAPD Vehicles Upgraded To Be More Efficient

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 25-May-2011

Residents in Los Angeles can feel safer on the roads as their police officers are now equipped with state-of-the-art police vehicles. With new technology, the LAPD is now able to detect potential criminals or those who are driving on a suspended license out on the road without much effort.  

The new Chevrolet Caprice PPV, or Police Control Vehicle, is not available in the US except for the use by police officers.  Unlike tradition police cars, the new Chevy Caprice utilizes technology and ergonomically designed devices to ensure that officers are more efficient.   The old, bulky computer screen has been removed and in its place, officers can find an embedded screen touch screen that controls all features of the vehicle.  

According to Translogic 55, the 2012 Chevy Caprice PPV offers 355hp, 384 lb. of torque and can go 0-60 in under 6 seconds. A new feature called the ALPR, Automatic License Plate Recognition, scans licenses while the vehicle is on the road without the officer having to manual input the information.   An infrared night vision camera that is attached to the front of the vehicle is so sensitive, that it can pick up on footsteps of criminals that may be fleeing.  If that isn’t enough, the vehicle now includes a clear partition that reduces potential blind spots and the seats are especially designed with cut outs that eliminate potential back pain for an officer while he or she is wearing their belt and gun.  

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