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San Diego Police to Patrol in Ford Hybrid SUVs

The SDPD’s Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) instructors are creating a training video on PIU Hybrid operation that will be required viewing for police officers before they can drive the vehicles.

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Massachusetts State Police Transition to Hybrid Patrol Vehicles

Now the SUV makes up the vast majority of the Massachusetts State Police frontline fleet, and the agency is hoping to transition to the new PIU Hybrids when possible, ordering 161 hybrid versions this year.

Chicago Police to Buy 200 Ford Hybrid Patrol SUVs Made in Chicago

“The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor is made in Chicago, by Chicagoans and for Chicago police officers,” said Jonathan Lewin, chief of technical services, Chicago Police Department. “This is just another example of Chicago living up to its reputation as the ‘city that works.’”

(Video) 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Walkaround

James Morgan, a Ford government sales manager, explains what sets the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor apart from the Ford Explorer, what's changed from previous models, and what's stayed the same.

Ford Says Some Equipment that Fits Previous Years of Police Utility Interceptor will Transfer to 2020 Model

In January, Ford hosted a measuring session for equipment manufacturers, and the company continues to have conversations with its Upfitter Advisory Board members.

Hybrids Ready for Patrol

Police vehicles with hybrid gas-electric engines will save law enforcement agencies money and cut emissions. More importantly, they can do the job.

Patrol Vehicles 2019

This year the Big 3 are offering new SUVs, new engines, and new features for law enforcement fleets.

Ford Adds Officer Safety Features to 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid

Factory-installed Police Perimeter Aler uses sensors to monitor an approximately 270-degree area around the vehicle. It detects nearby movement to alert officers of any suspicious activity. When such motion is detected, the system automatically turns on the rear camera, sounds a chime, rolls up the windows, and locks the doors.

Ford's 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Fastest Police Vehicle at Michigan Test

The 2020 EcoBoost-powered PIU was faster than V8-equipped sedans. The standard hybrid 2020 PIU also beat all competitive SUV entries, including V8-equipped models, with the fastest 0-100 mph, fastest lap and fastest average lap.

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2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with Hybrid Powertrain

Ford says that with its fuel savings and reduced cost of maintenance the 2020 PI Utility hybrid will pay back the additional cost of the hybrid powertrain in two years.