News and Events

Global Public Safety, LLC, Completes Asset Purchase of Patrol Products Consortium, LLC. (Patrol Data), a Rhode Island Vehicle Services Upfitting Supplier

1 January, 1970

Global Public Safety, LLC (Global), the vehicle upfitting and public safety technology company, announces that on December 23, 2019, an agreement was reached with Patrol Data, a Rhode Island based up-fit services company

Global Public Safety, LLC, Completes Asset Purchase of Carolina Emergency Lighting & Equipment

1 January, 1970

Global Public Safety, LLC (Global), the vehicle upfitting and public safety technology company, announces that on August 16, 2019, an agreement was reached with Carolina Emergency Lighting & Equipment, a North Carolina based up-fit services company, finalizing the asset purchase of Carolina Emergency Lighting & Equipment

Global Public Safety LLC Acquires Beltronics Inc. Vehicle Up-fitting Division

18 March, 2020

Global Public Safety LLC, a LB&B Associates Inc. Subsidiary Acquires Beltronics Inc. Vehicle Up-fitting Division, Beltronics up-fitting Division provides police and emergency vehicle up-fitting services for federal, state and local agencies in the New England region

2017 Police Vehicles

18 March, 2020

Law enforcement vehicles have a lot of expectations. Officers need something that can accommodate police equipment, last through long patrol shifts, and move quickly in a pursuit. Ford’s Crown Victoria was once considered the standard patrol car.

S.C. Police Add Armored Rescue Vehicle

18 March, 2020

The Horry County (S.C.) Police Department unveiled a new Caiman high-mobility armored vehicle this week obtained on a no-cost loan through the federal 1033 surplus military property program.

L.A. County Sheriff Adds Drone to Fleet

18 March, 2020

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) announced it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for search and rescue, explosive ordinance detection, hazardous materials incidents, disaster response, arson fires, hostage rescue, and barricaded and armed suspects.

New FAA Rule Allows Utilities to Expand Drone Use

18 March, 2020

A new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that went into effect in late August is enabling more utility companies to consider unmanned aircraft systems to improve operations.

A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

General Motors discontinued its front-wheel Impala Limited patrol car after the 2016 model year and will cease production of its rear-wheel Caprice PPV car after a short 2017-model-year production run. That would leave the company without a pursuit-rated sedan — a fact that has been pointed out to us by several readers of Government Fleet.

GLOBAL PUBLIC SAFETY

18 March, 2020

“Brekford” Vehicle Services is pleased to announce our acquisition by LB&B Associates, a leading government contractor, headquartered in Colombia, MD, with locations in 26 states and Europe. As part of this mergence and with our expanded scope in the public safety markets, Brekford Vehicle Services has officially changed its name to “Global Public Safety, LLC”, a wholly owned subsidiary of LB&B Associates. Global Public Safety will retain its headquarters and coworkers in Hanover, MD.

Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

18 March, 2020

Law enforcement agencies in New York and Los Angeles plan to begin using a new pursuit-rated gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that the automaker unveiled this week at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Agencies can order the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan this spring, and Ford will begin delivering it next summer.

FAA Approves Mass. Town's Drone Program

18 March, 2020

The Town of Hanover, Mass., has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its drone program, making it the first municipality in Massachusetts to have licensed pilots and an FAA-approved Air Wing for municipal operation of its unmanned aircraft, a drone pilots group announced.

Ballistic Vehicle Door Panels

18 March, 2020

Angel Armor's Ballistic Vehicle Door Panels are designed to exceed standards in ballistic protection while delivering fast installation. Using proprietary technology, Angel Armor's newest Ballistic Door Panels for law enforcement vehicles are cost effective, durable, lightweight, and weatherproof. They exceed NIJ IIIA standards for multi-round protection. Installed inside the door within minutes, Angel Armor's Ballistic Door Panels protect while adding less than nine pounds to the vehicle door.

Global Public Safety, LLC, Acquires Light-N-Up, LLC, a Leading Vehicle Services Upfitting Supplier

18 March, 2020

HANOVER, MARYLAND: Global Public Safety, LLC (Global), the vehicle upfitting and public safety technology company, announces that on June 1, 2017, an agreement was reached with Light-N-UP, LLC, a leading upfitter and graphics services company, finalizing the sale of Light-N-Up to Global, which will incorporate the acquired company into its overall operations, retaining its location in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Safety Tip: When You Hear An Approaching Siren

18 March, 2020

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers this advice on how to respond when you're driving and you hear a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle:

Ford Reveals F-150 Police Responder

Ford is revealing the industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder. Capable of speeds up to 100 mph, the all-new F-150 Police Responder features a 3.5L EcoBoost engine and Ford SelectShift 10-speed transmission, plus four-wheel drive for all-terrain police performance. The truck offers 375 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque — more than any other pursuit-rated police vehicle.

NYPD to Spend $1.3M on Ballistic Protection for Vehicles

18 March, 2020

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his administration will invest $1.3 million for the installation of bullet-resistant door panels, window inserts, and other retrofits for all New York Police Department (NYPD) command vehicles used by uniformed personnel. This project will be funded by a combination of city tax levy funds and asset forfeiture funds.

Dodge Enhances Charger Pursuit's Officer Protection Package

18 March, 2020

Fiat Chrysler has enhanced the capabilities of its Officer Protection Package that increases an officer's situational awareness when parked and working inside the 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement sedan, the automaker has announced.

Upgrading the F-150 for Off-Road Patrol

Ford took the wraps off its 2018 F-150 Police Responder earlier this month and showed police agencies its latest tool for law enforcement work on more rugged terrain. Early feedback indicates that the truck will find a place with more rural agencies.

Code 3 Interior Lights to Include Disinfection Technology

18 March, 2020

Emergency lighting provider Code 3 has announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of the White Light Disinfection technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces.

Drone usage by local police, fire departments quickly increasing

18 March, 2020

WASHINGTON — Approximately a dozen police, fire and emergency agencies surrounding Washington, D.C. are using drones to capture criminal suspects and fight fires, but the unmanned aircraft systems also are sparking privacy concerns and legislation

Global Public Safety, LLC, Acquires Mannion Enterprises, LLC, a Leading Vehicle Services Upfitting Supplier

18 March, 2020

HANOVER, MARYLAND: Global Public Safety, LLC (Global), the vehicle upfitting and public safety technology company, announces that on October 31, 2017, an agreement was reached with Mannion Enterprises, LLC, a leading upfitter and graphics services company, finalizing the sale of Mannion to Global, which will incorporate the acquired company into its overall operations, retaining its location in Manheim, Pennsylvania.

Global Public Safety, LLC Opens New Facility

18 March, 2020 scpolicecruisers.com

(Roebuck, South Carolina) — 10/14/2017 – Global Public Safety, the Maryland based firm that recently acquired Light-N-Up has relocated to a new full service location in Roebuck, South Carolina. The new shop conveniently located at 130 Old Airport Road will be hosting a Grand Opening ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of the new location Tuesday, November 14th. Public Safety officials are cordially invited for the inauguration of the new facility as well as an informative look at new public safety equipment and vendor representatives.

mpower Light Bars

18 March, 2020 SoundOff Signal

SoundOff Signal has expanded its mpower product line to include an extremely thin, high-powered premium hightbar complete with first-generation material technology. SoundOff collaborated with Dow Corning, a specialist in silicones and silicon-based technology based in Farmington, Mich., to create a first-generation optical design called ClearDuty Technology. In addition to providing a powerful, head-on and off-angle illumination, ClearDuty Technology withstands punishing use and the duration of brutal weather conditions.

Sheriff Adds Discreet 'Ghost' Patrol Cars

18 March, 2020

The Union County Sheriff's Office in Monroe, N.C. has added four low-profile patrol cars featuring what it calls "ghost graphics." The agency is adding two white cars with white graphics and two black cars with black graphics, which will be visible at night but blend into the vehicle during the daytime.

Global Public Safety, LLC Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

18 March, 2020 scpolicecruisers.com

(Roebuck, South Carolina) -11/17/2017- Global Public Safety, LLC held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new 20,000 square foot facility in Roebuck, South Carolina. The new state-of-the-art facility boasts expansive new offices, custom graphics department, stocked parts department and 30-bay installation shop. Over 200 elected officials, public safety leaders and company executives had the opportunity to tour the new facility and get a first hand look at Global Public Safety’s most recent builds. The SCPoliceCruisers team was on-hand for the festivities and got a behind-the-scenes look at the organizations impressive commitment to South Carolina’s public safety agencies.

Maintenance Costs Prompt La. City Police to Consider Leasing

18 March, 2020 Police Fleet

The Opelousas (La.) Police Department is advocating for a five-year lease agreement for 20 new vehicles, with its police chief citing the rising maintenance and fuel costs of its aging cars as the reason, the Daily World reported.

First EV Patrol Car Designed and Built by GLOBAL Public Safety

Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md. Can electric vehicles (EVs) work as patrol vehicles? This has been a question posed many times before, but there has not been a clear answer yet.

Florida Highway Patrol Debuts 'Ghost' Cars

18 March, 2020 Police Fleet

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has debuted new patrol cars with "disappearing" graphics. The new Dodge Chargers feature reflective graphics that are clearly seen from certain angles, and difficult to see from other, allowing FHP troopers to patrol highways while blending in. One trooper told First Coast News he issued 130 seat belt citations within a few days.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Gets New Safety Features

Chevrolet is adding new safety features and options to the 2018 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV), including technologies designed to help reduce potential crash speeds or help avoid a crash, GM Fleet announced.

Dodge Enhances Officer Protection Package for 2018 Charger Pursuit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge announced the addition of Rear Cross Path Detection to the Officer Protection Package first introduced with the 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit.

N.C. City Switches from Chargers to Police Interceptors

The Mount Airy Police Department, N.C., is trading in its fleet of Dodge Chargers for Ford Police Interceptors. The decision was made due to growing maintenance needs and environmental circumstances, reports Mount Airy News.

‘Ghost’ Cars Lower Crash Rates

18 March, 2020 Police Fleet

Since 2013, the Salisbury Township (Pa.) Police Department has used patrol vehicles with reflective graphics that blend into the vehicle and seen crash rates fall.

Global Public Safety LLC Announces President and CEO Appointment

17 March, 2020

Global Public Safety LLC is pleased to announce Mr. Keith Nason has been selected to be the President/CEO. Previously Keith held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales. Keith brings over 20 years of experience ranging from being an emergency responder, to automotive sales, to vehicle up-fitting equipment sales to his current position at Global Public Safety Emergency Vehicle Up-fitting Services. Keith will be responsible for managing our three soon to be four Global Public Safety regional facilities on the east coast. Congratulations Keith, we look forward to your positive leadership and future growth at Global Public Safety.

Global Public Safety, LLC, Acquires Lightning Wireless Solutions, Inc. (Wellington, FL vehicle upfitting division only),a Leading Vehicle Services Upfitting Supplier

17 March, 2020

HANOVER, MARYLAND: Global Public Safety, LLC (Global), the vehicle upfitting and public safety technology company, announces that on December 11, 2018,an agreement was reached with Lightning Wireless Solutions, Inc, (LWS, Inc.) a leading up-fit and communication services company, finalizing the sale of Lightning Wireless Solutions, Inc (Wellington, FL vehicle upfitting division only)to Global effective December 13, 2018, which will incorporate the acquired company into its overall operations, retaining its location in Wellington, FL.

Ford Patents Scary Autonomous Cop Car That Can Hide Behind Trees

30 September, 2019 CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Despite what the photo suggests, It would use an advanced AI to handle "routine" police work. Ford aspires to build a robotic cop car. By that, we of course mean autonomous, but still, it’s a police car without any police. Actually, browsing through the pages of Ford’s...