- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 18, 1997
There's more to a "black and white" than a siren and light bar find out what separates a cop car from the family sedan.
More than the gun, the billy club, or even fingerprinting, the police car is the essential crime-fighting tool of the 20th century. We trace the fascinating history of the ubiquitous patrol car and details the developments that have turned it into a fortress, command center and shield on wheels. Revisit the early days of law enforcement, when cops were unable to keep up with the expensive sedans favored by 1920s crooks and gangsters. See how the popularization of the V8 Ford and the two-way radio were the key to making police cars into effective crime-fighting tools. The combination finally allowed the police to catch up to legendary criminals like Bonnie and Clyde (gunned down at a police roadblock). And get an up-close look at the technology and capabilities of a modern police cruiser and the developments that will propel these vital vehicles into the next century.
From the streets of gangland Chicago to the special vehicles labs where the future of law enforcement is shaped, this is a bumper to bumper look at THE POLICE CAR.