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Special Service & Police Pursuit Tahoe

Special Service & Police Pursuit Chevrolet Tahoe

Filed in Chevy Tahoe by on January 12, 2014 • views: 86

The Chevy Tahoe was the first real pursuit rated SUV. While SUV’s had been used by public safety agencies, they were either base model civilian versions, or special service versions that were not pursuit rated.

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CHP EVOC SSP Ford Mustang

CHP EVOC SSP Ford Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 165

The California Highway Patrol Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) is famous throughout the world as the finest law enforcement driver training program available. The course consists of a 2.3-mile, high-performance driving track, two skid recovery practice areas and a defensive driving course. Additional riding facilities are provided for the Motorcycle Enforcement Training Course. These EVOC […]

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Alabama DPS Javelin

Alabama DPS Javelin – The Original Pony Police Car

Filed in AMC by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 76

Before the Camaro and Mustang pony cars were ever used for Police duty, another pony car had already left its mark patrolling the highways. In 1971, the Alabama Department of Public Safety received (2) AMC Javelins on loan from Reinhardt AMC of Montgomery, Alabama. The cars were a a 1971 Javelin SST with a 304-2v […]

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History of The SSP Mustang

History of The SSP Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 63

1982 – California Highway Patrol Mustang In 1982, the California Highway Patrol requested Mustangs from Ford to test as high speed enforcement vehicles. Big block police cars were now a thing of the past, and the full-size Ford Crown Victoria’s were underpowered for pursuit duty. The California Highway Patrol had performed an 18-month test of […]

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USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser views: 104

Riding a wingspan roughly as wide as a 10-story building is high, the U-2 pilot, insulated in a full pressurized flight suit and astronaut-like helmet, grips the stick and makes a final check on his alignment with the runway. The Lockheed spyplane is in the final seconds of a long, high-altitude recon mission overflying volatile […]

1982 – The Start of The Police Mustangs views: 192

Ford ‘officially’ offered the Special Service Package Mustang to law enforcement agencies from 1983-1993. However, the introduction of the Special Service Package Mustang actually began in 1982. 1982 – California Highway Patrol: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was looking for a vehicle that could meet it’s performance needs. These demands were so serious, that it […]

Hot Pursuit – Riding Shotgun With The CHP views: 61

Officer Garrett appreciates a fast car-like his CHP Mustang, which is one of the few left in CHP’s fleet. “Don’t let them kill you on some dirty freeway.” This is the last sentence of a 5-paragraph survival creed that I read more than 7 hours ago in the briefing room in the Altadena California Highway […]

Boones Mill Virginia Police Pontiac GTO views: 208

Photos of this phantom black 2004 Pontiac GTO have been posted on line and mistakenly referred to as a Virginia State Police (VSP) car. But a quick look at the officer in the photo above reveals that he’s in a dark blue uniform with a yellow stripe going down the pant legs. Virginia State Troopers […]