FORBES | Jeremy Alicandri, Contributor
Auto industry consultant, consumer advocate, partner @ Alicandri LLP
There’s a moment in everyone’s life when they want to drive a cop car. Some become police officers to accomplish the desire. Others drive on the big screen. And in extreme cases, an unwise few become serial police impersonators with a fleet of 20 fake police cars. But for the average American, driving a police cruiser is a fleeting fantasy.
Recognizing that many Americans would love to test drive a cop car legally, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), an institution that memorializes the thousands of law enforcement officers who lost their lives while in service, sought a solution. It teamed up with military defense contractor L3Harris to offer free access to the same driving simulator used to train law enforcement officers nationwide. The tool, called the PatrolSim Simulator, is located at the NLEOMF Museum in Washington, D.C.