The Toledo (Ohio) Police Department has purchased seven Ford E-150 and five Ford E-250 vans to outfit for crime-scene investigations and special event response. The E-250 vans will be set up as police wagons to handle group arrests because of their larger size. View our gallery of one the agency's using for prisoner transport. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Toledo PD.
September 23, 2013
Ford's Police Interceptor Utility is currently a prototype, and the automaker is still refining the vehicle for a scheduled 2012 model-year release. Ford is releasing the special-service vehicle based on the Ford Explorer, which was relaunched for civilians in 2011. However, this pursuit-rated utility has been specially designed for law enforcement. It will be built in Chicago and is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated to deliver at least 280 hp.
May 3, 2011
The Ford Motor Co.'s March announcement that it will introduce a new patrol car has been met with a high level of interest from officers who have been driving the Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor since the 1990s. Ford has been producing vehicles for law enforcement for almost 100 years. Here's a look at photos and ads through the years that feature the company's vehicles, beginning with a Model T police truck produced in 1919.
April 19, 2010
Ford's new Taurus-based police interceptor will replace the aging "Crown Vic" in late 2011. Like the civilian version of the 2010 Taurus, the new full-sized patrol car will arrive in all-wheel and front-wheel drive versions and a pair of powertrain configurations. The V-6 engines will deliver better performance than many current V-8s, according to Ford.
March 12, 2010
Ford's Crown Vic Police Interceptor (2009) is a workhorse patrol car for big-city and small-town LE agencies. The automaker has committed to producing it through 2011. Known as the CVPI, it has been a staple in the fleets of the Los Angeles Police Department and New York State Police, as well as the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Sandy Springs (Ga.) Police Department.
July 13, 2009