- Photo: FCA, Ford, GM

Photo: FCA, Ford, GM

As vehicle production facilities have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, government agencies may be concerned about delays in receiving the vehicles they’ve ordered. Law enforcement agencies, working full-time during the crisis, may be especially concerned. Here’s what the Big 3 automakers have to say about production delays and deliveries of patrol vehicles.

FCA (Dodge):

“FCA law enforcement vehicles are subject to the same delays similar to our production vehicles.  FCA is hoping to resume production activities at North American plants by mid-May, but only after all possible worker safety protocols have been implemented. 

“2020-MY cutoff dates and 2021-MY order dates will be adjusted accordingly. These dates will be determined on a plant-by plant-basis, and will be announced once the plant production re-start dates are finalized.”


“We’ll have more details to share on production timing of all vehicles once we have safely brought our factories and facilities back online.”

General Motors:

“Our Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle production has not been affected by COVID-19. We are working with customers to make outstanding deliveries according to their preferences, as some are short-staffed or have enacted policies to reduce their exposure.”

Thi Dao is executive editor of POLICE sister publication Government Fleet.