Since late March, Ford has been working with 3M to create urgently needed powered air-purifying respirators, using design guidance from 3M and off-the-shelf parts, like vehicle ventilator fans and power tool batteries.
Both PPV and SSV packages benefit from the Tahoe's completely new design, which offers class-leading interior space, according to Chevrolet. The new Tahoe police-specific front seats provide additional hip room, allowing officers’ duty belts to fit more comfortably.
Here’s what the Big 3 automakers have to say about production delays and deliveries of patrol vehicles.
Altogether, the donations add up to nearly $300,000 of PPE, including sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and spray, respirators, masks, eyewear, gloves, protective clothing, and power air respirator supplies. Total pieces of equipment donated by Lenco are well over 35,000.
Police chief Art Acevedo stressed that the department did not have any indication that the crash was, in fact, a homicide, but said his department was investigating it as such to enable it to be approached with a “wide net.”