A School District Bought An 18-Ton MRAP Because The World Is Insane

We live in a glorious country, America, where not only can police forces buy extremely armored vehicles, but they can equip themselves to the point where they are, for all and intents and purposes, armies. But why just limit that notion to police forces? Because a school district just bought its first armored behemoth. » 9/15/14 10:29am 9/15/14 10:29am

Cops Are Picking Ford Interceptor SUVs Over Sedans Almost 2 To 1

Get used to doing double-take on every time you see Ford Explorer lights in the dark, because the Interceptor Utility, the vehicle's police variant, has surged from 8,777 sales through August last year to 13,324 sales over the same period of time in 2014. » 9/09/14 4:31pm 9/09/14 4:31pm

Life-Size Remote Control Police Cars

You're in the middle of a blinding snowstorm at an accident scene and you're out of your cruiser, but you forgot to activate your emergency lights, leaving you invisible in the fog of snow. The only option is to venture back to your vehicle, potentially leaving injured parties in their cars. What do you do? » 9/09/14 3:17pm 9/09/14 3:17pm

Florida Town Where 7 Cops Collected $400,000 In Tickets Investigated

The small town of Waldo, Florida only has seven police officers, but they are evidently very busy. Last year they collected nearly 12,000 speeding citations worth almost $400,000 in court fines, about a third of the town's revenue. Now, in the midst of a scandal, state officials are investigating whether the town… » 9/04/14 6:13pm 9/04/14 6:13pm

Puppies With Heads Stuck In Car Wheels: An Epidemic, Apparently

Last week firefighters in Texas spent ages using water, elbow grease, real grease, and finally a Sawzall to free a wayward dog who'd wedged its head through the center of a car wheel. This also happened in Fresno not that long ago. Dogs, get it together already! » 9/03/14 10:00am 9/03/14 10:00am

This New Police Light Look Will Make Undercover Cops Harder To Spot

Emergency-light and accessory company Whelen is releasing "smoked lenses" for their LED police lights, adding a little more ominous aggressiveness to the look of their vehicles. Not totally sure if it's meant for style or stealth, but these lights would certainly be easier to hide than other flashers. » 8/28/14 12:32pm 8/28/14 12:32pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 4:23pm 8/27/14 4:23pm

Feds Investigate Ford Explorer Police Interceptor For Brake Issues

The Ford Explorer Police Interceptor is the new darling of law enforcement agencies big and small, thanks to its equipment (and perp) carrying abilities, all-wheel drive, and intimidating hugeness. But the police SUV just got a black eye in the form of a federal investigation into its brakes. » 8/26/14 11:21am 8/26/14 11:21am

British Cops Keep Calm And Crash A Wayward Car Speeding Against Traffic

Two West Midlands police officers have been commended by their department and community by using their car as an improvised roadblock against a Honda Jazz that was found driving the wrong way down the highway earlier this week. The cops sound pretty composed, even as the oncoming car collides with their patrol. » 8/22/14 9:50am 8/22/14 9:50am

Where's The Incident Report From Michael Brown's Killing?

Reporters in Ferguson, Mo. today got their hands on an interesting document, provided to them by the town's police: An incident report from Aug. 9, implicating Michael Brown in the petty theft of some Swisher Sweet cigars from a local convenience store. » 8/15/14 2:42pm 8/15/14 2:42pm