New Ford Police Interceptor Utility The CHP's vehicle acquisition process, though, seems a bit convoluted. When the CHP decides to buy a new vehicle, it informs the Department of General Services (DGS), which opens a bidding process. DGS is responsible for accepting and vetting the bids and awarding a contract. To be considered in the first place, the vehicles must be pursuit rated by a trusted agency, such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department or the Michigan State Police.
Based on the Explorer SUV, Ford states that the PI Utility is a purpose-built vehicle. The vehicles are fitted with heavy duty brake, cooling, and electrical systems to cope with the rigors of police work. Manufacturers Specifications
CHP Requirements The CHP requires that its vehicles hit 60 mph in under 10 seconds and 100 mph in under 29 seconds. It also requires that a vehicle be able to accelerate from 50 mph to 100 mph in less than 22 seconds, have a minimum top speed of 120 mph and hit 120 mph from a standing start within two miles.
The California Highway Patrol has become the first law enforcement agency in the state to use the new faster, smarter and more fuel efficient Ford Police Interceptor sports utility pursuit vehicle.
CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement The police Electra Glide cycles bear many similarities to the civilian versions, including the V-twin 103cc engine, and have been upgraded for police use.
Aging BMWs make up its current fleet of enforcement motorcycles.
The initial purchase order was for 120 Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide motorcycles. 400 more will need to be replaced.
The C.H.P. chose the Electra Glide because it has a faring that provides the officer better protection and offers more real estate to mount speakers and other police equipment.
The CHP is receiving five bikes per week including 32 Electra Glides from model- year 2013; the remainder will be model- year 2014 cycles.
Stock cams for the H-D's SE-255 are changed out to increase torque and give it a bit more out of the hole, more horsepower, and more top-end speed.
The bikes also include a robust charging system, heated hand guards and grips, and a push-to-talk system.
The 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.
We were treated to a demonstration of some of the capabilities of the Dodge Chargers powered by V8 Hemi engines. Four lucky Fleet Supervisors got to go for a Diagnostic Road Test with the Academys driving instructors.