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Ky. Department Shifts To Dodge Chargers

August 6, 2012
The Hazard (Ky.) Police Department is replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet with Dodge Chargers, beginning with the purchase of five vehicles. Sgt. Paul Campbell told the newspaper that the department chose the Charger because of its fuel economy and speed.

In-Service Cop Cars: Dodge Charger Pursuit

July 30, 2012

In the the race to replace the Ford Crown Vic on patrol, the Dodge Charger Pursuit arguably had a leg up on the competition, because Chrysler introduced it in 2006 and has worked out some of the initial kinks in the transition from a retail to police vehicle. Agencies who buy Chargers enthuse about the muscular V-8 HEMI and aggresive styling. View our gallery of in-service Chargers, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

Washington State Patrol Replacing Crown Vics With Caprice PPV

July 26, 2012
The Washington State Patrol has begun the process of replacing 650 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The agency has just begun the process and currently has five Caprice PPV sedans in the fleet.

Chevy Caprice PPVs Arrive for Wash. Sheriff

July 24, 2012
The Yakima County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office took delivery of 17 Chevrolet Caprice patrol vehicles, replacing more than half its patrol fleet of Ford Crown Victorias.

Mass. Agency Chooses Chevy Caprice for Duty

July 24, 2012
Starting this fall, the look of police cruisers in Lowell, Mass., will begin to change dramatically as the department begins buying 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicles now that the ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria is out of production.

NYPD Picks Ford P.I. Sedan As New Patrol Car

July 3, 2012
The city has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase Ford's P.I. sedan or Ford's P.I. Utility for patrol officers. The NYPD's Support Services Bureau has begun developing a contract to purchase the vehicles from a New York dealer.

Virginia Troopers To Get Ford P.I. Sedans

July 2, 2012
The Virginia State Police have ordered 144 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedans to begin replacing a fleet of aging Ford Crown Vics.

Fla. Sheriff Buys Ford Police Interceptor Sedans

June 14, 2012
The Marion County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office has received the first vehicle in an initial delivery of 36 new Ford Police Interceptor sedans equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines. The sheriff's office stated it is receiving four to five new Police Interceptors each week and will have 60 to 70 new vehicles within a few months.

Kentucky State Police Choose Chevy Caprice for Patrol

June 14, 2012
The state police purchased 125 of the vehicles, 100 in gray and 25 in tan, for use by the agency's Commercial Enforcement Division. These models will replace KSP's aging fleet of 2004–10 models.

CHP Shifts To Ford P.I. Utility for Patrol

May 31, 2012
The CHP picked the P.I. Utility for its payload capacity and versatility in handling a variety of missions including traffic enforcement, event security, and facility protection.

Cynergy Introduces Officers Patrol Seat

May 17, 2012
Cynergy Products has introduced the Officers Patrol Seat to replace the OEM driver's seat foam and cover for Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor models from 2004 to 2011.

Iowa Department Purchases Ford Police Interceptors

April 17, 2012
Officers with the Des Moines (Iowa) Police Department will drive Ford's 2013 Police Interceptor sedan and utility as their new patrol car, following that City Council's approval of the new cars.

Historic NYPD Patrol Cars

April 2, 2012

The NYPD began using horse-drawn police wagons in the later part of the 19th Century to move police forces from place to place. Motorized wagons came into use later, and it wasn't until the 1920s and 30s that the department began regularly using motorized patrol cars. Plymouth two-door radio cars were the standard in the late 1930s and 1940s. By the 1970s, the Plymouth Fury was the mainstay. Black-and-white photos courtesy of the New York City Police Museum.

Ore. Sheriff Likely To Adopt Chevrolet Caprice PPVs

March 8, 2012
The Washington County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office in Hillsboro, Ore., is leaning toward the Caprice PPV and Tahoe PPV as replacements for the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

S.C. Sheriff Opts for Dodge Chargers

March 8, 2012
The Orangeburg County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office rolled out new Dodge Chargers in late February, replacing Ford Crown Victoria sedans.

2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit To Pace NASCAR Races in Ariz.

February 29, 2012
The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit will pace the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races in Phoenix on March 3 and 4, Chrysler has announced.

Chicago To Purchase 500 Ford Police Interceptors

February 24, 2012
Chicago police officers will be driving Ford's 2013 Police Interceptor as their new patrol vehicle, city officials have announced. The city plans to buy 100 vehicles a year for five years at a cost of $3.5 million per year.

Electrical Issues Force Dodge Charger Recall

February 13, 2012
Law enforcement agencies can return affected vehicles dealers to change and relocate the fuse for anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). The dealer will also replace the headlamp jumper harness.

Ford Police Interceptors Roll Off Chicago Assembly Line

February 8, 2012
Ford is showing final production models of its 2013 Police Interceptor at the Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday. The Detroit automaker's replacement to the Crown Vic interceptor began rolling off the line at the Chicago Assembly Plant in January.

Michigan Vehicle Tests In Pictures

November 14, 2011

The Michigan State Police tested 2012 model-year patrol vehicles at this year's tests in mid-September. State troopers assigned to the Precision Driving Unit tested vehicles submitted by Chrysler/Dodge, Ford, General Motors/Chevrolet, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and Victory Motorcycles. Photos courtesy of Michigan State Police unless indicated otherwise.

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