The companies who design and build police and other law enforcement vehicles continue to evolve their products – with sharp looking designs matched by high-tech performances.
Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge all make patrol cars with sleek designs, high powered engines and enough gadgets to help keep criminals off the streets.
The automotive companies have a difficult challenge when designing new police cars. How much do they carry forward from older designs? How many new features do they add? And how do they do all of this while maintaining a price point that is suitable for a wide range of police department and municipal budgets?
All of the cars offer reliability and performance in one combination or another. They know the end goal is to create a patrol car that serves many purposes – safety, comfort, stability, situational presence and explosive acceleration when needed.
They also have to consider the age old question – do agencies prefer fuel economy or performance? Again, the goal is to engineer designs than can reliably perform at top speeds when needed but are relatively economic with their fuel consumption.
The real test comes from those officers who spend their time in the patrol car. The men and women who slide into the seats, patrol for long shifts, have to reach into the back seat or have breakfast on the run. That’s when a police car shows it’s true colors!
2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV Police Car:
2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Car:
2012 Ford Interceptor Police Car:
What do you enjoy about your patrol car?