Law enforcement vehicles aren’t your everyday family car. To meet the demands of police duty, they need room to haul lots of gear, house technology to support field operations, and provide protection for drivers and occupants under potentially tense circumstances. Every year, manufacturers design, test and release an assortment of products to meet those tough qualifications, from inserts and storage systems to racks and software programs. Get ready to roll with these selections from the latest generation of vehicle modifications and accessories, created to help you customize your space and work smart on the move.
SoundOff Signal nFUSE Exterior Full Size Lightbar
Raising the Bar
When you want to announce a law enforcement presence, colorful flashing lights send a clear message day or night. SoundOff Signal’s new nFUSE Exterior Full Size Lightbar modules alert all on scene with a slew of flash patterns, such as cruise mode or takedown. They can also be configured to shine in alley pattern or LRCO arrow. The bar’s sleek profile measures less than 2 inches in height, and departments can choose from a variety of lengths, from 36 inches to an expansive 72 inches. The outer lens is available in clear, amber, red or blue. The lightbar connects to the SoundOff Signal nERGY line of sirens and bluePRINT Control System. MSRP varies.
T3 Motion Vigilant ALPR
Not your typical motorized device, the T3 Motion Vigilant ALPR combines the T3 Patroller electric standup vehicle with the Motorola Solutions Vigilant Mobile LPR license plate reader. The three-wheeled patroller handles curbs with grace, offers zero-degree turning radius and conveniently drives through confined spaces generally prohibitive to autos or even motorcycles. The quiet electric motor powers the vehicle up to 20 miles per hour and produces zero emissions. The addition of the LPR camera with 360 degrees of situational awareness enables users to scan plates in various environments and check for warrants and alerts, including scofflaw, against databases in real time for actionable intelligence and faster responses. MSRP varies.
Tuffy Security Products Atlas Vault Lockable Drawer
Whether you just want to keep valuables, paperwork or weapons away from prying eyes, or prevent items from being tossed around while taking turns at high speeds and bumping along unpredictable terrain, the Atlas Vault Lockable Drawer by Tuffy Security Products promises to protect its contents. Crafted out of 16-gauge steel, the heavy-duty drawer holds up to 100 pounds. The electronic 10-digit combination is set by the owner, but does come with a key override, too. The drawer rolls smoothly on stainless steel roller bearings. Mount the vault directly to the floor of any pickup or SUV with the steel mounting kit, or set it on risers 5–8 inches above the floor. MSRP less than $800.
Saltus Technologies digiTICKET NS6 Ticket Writer
Ticket to Ride
The Saltus Technologies NS6 Ticket Writer elevates the functionality of the digiTICKET e-citations system and other public safety applications. For example, its onboard camera takes photos and pins them to e-citation files. It also notifies users of repeat offender status or scofflaw alerts. Because it runs on a Windows 10 OS, it’s compatible with many tablets and laptops if you prefer a larger screen than the handheld version. An optional 1D/2D barcode scanner can capture driver’s licenses, VINs and registration documents in a matter of seconds. The Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen responds quickly to a stylus and protects against water damage. The device also includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass and GPS. MSRP $1,650.
Havis 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility K9 & Prisoner Transport Insert
Law enforcement professionals escort a variety of passengers, including suspects and prisoners who may become combative, as well as K9s that don’t conveniently fit into standard seatbelts. The Havis Next Generation K9 & Prisoner Transport Insert for the 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility Vehicle, including hybrid models, creates a safer environment for all. The front slider door exit has been redesigned to eliminate rattle, ensures a complete range of motion for full operability and boasts infinite locking points. Edges have been smoothed and gaps closed to prevent injuries for K9s. Dogs will appreciate the low-floor entry/egress, and their handlers will value the lack of chew points. The K9 compartment slides in on the passenger side, while the single-prisoner compartment, which includes a front bulkhead with upper clear polycarbonate guard, sits behind the driver. Fabricated from heavy-duty aluminum, the insert is available in white or black powder coat finish for easy cleaning. MSRP unavailable.
5.11 Tactical Vehicle Ready Hexgrid Platforms
Law enforcement vehicles can get crowded very quickly. Finding extra storage space demands that you think beyond the usual suspects of trunk and floor. Designers at 5.11 Tactical seized upon the valuable real estate of a seat back to hold the Vehicle Ready Hexgrid Platforms. The patented multi-angle load-bearing system includes a headrest strap, removable side-seat straps and a quick-release padded seat wedge. Choose from a variety of MOLLE, hook-and-loop and Gear Set attachments to stash items for hassle-free retrieval. MSRP $44.99.