How to stand up an electric police fleet
Answering FAQ about electric vehicle deployment in law enforcement
Technology has had a huge impact on policing. We have automated record keeping, organized evidence facilities with RFID, enhanced forensics and crime labs with new science, and using virtual reality to enhance police training. Is the next wave of technology coming in the form of fleet improvements? Over the past few years, some law enforcement agencies have started to add electric vehicles (EVs) to their fleets. So, how will American law enforcement venture into the use of EVs in everyday policing?
In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley speaks with Michael Benson about the infrastructure and fleet analysis law enforcement agencies should conduct to assess their electric vehicle needs. Benson, who is a retired fire chief from Ohio, expert on electric vehicles and fleet considerations, and co-owner of Command Consulting LLC, regularly consults with public safety agencies and municipalities on municipal electrification, emergency services and shared services.
- Debunking the top 10 electric vehicle myths in law enforcement
- The economic advantages of electric vehicles
- Fleet management: Know your electric options
- Trending topic: Electric vehicles for public safety
- Meet this California PD's tricked out Tesla
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