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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.

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