To Protect and Serve...Drive to Survive!

To Protect and Serve...Drive to Survive!
Train as if your life depended on it! It does!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 National Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities - News Release

For the 13th year in a row, traffic related incidents continue to be the leading cause of death for law enforcement officers nationwide.  Click on the title or this link ( to view the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund News Release.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Ford Police Interceptor Sedan Quickest in LA Sheriff's Department Police Vehicle Testing

Click on the title for details and additional photos.  Check out the new Police Interceptor SUV - an excellent pursuit rated competitor in the sport utility market.  Testing occurred November 2010 in Los Angeles.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ford Police Interceptors Test Drive

In early December, Ford Motor Company invited four police officers from around the U.S. and Canada to Ford’s Arizona Proving Grounds ( outside of Phoenix to experience the next-generation Police Interceptors. 

Over the course of two days, the officers had the unique opportunity to drive late-program prototypes of the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility, as well as the Ford CVPI, the Dodge Charger and the Chevy Tahoe for comparison purposes. Each officer had a chance to drive both Interceptors and competitors in a variety of settings, including a road course, a wet pad, an autocross course and a gravel pit (to simulate snow and other poor handling conditions).

Additionally, Ford Police Interceptor development engineers were on hand to provide officers with in-depth explanations and information on the vehicles and the development process. The results of this intensive two-day session were captured on video and will be posted to in the near future.  As a side note, we utilized a Porsche Cayenne Camera Car - check it out at:

The participating officers included Staff Sgt Chris Whaley (Ontario Provencial Police), Officer Terry Bykerk (Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan), Officer Don Spence (Dundee Police Department, Michigan) and Lt John Leas (San Diego Police Department).

Terry, Don, Chris and John
For a look at the new Ford Police Interceptors, check out the video at Jay Leno's Garage on the sidebar or at

Monday, December 6, 2010

When Tragedy Strikes...

Former SAPD Officer David Seaton
A former San Antonio, Texas officer is convicted and sentenced to prison for an on duty traffic collision that takes the life of another officer.  Read the story at:$55637

A tragedy for all involved....

Also see this post from a jury member in this case for further insight: