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Farewell to Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

By PFM Staff

After 15 years of dominating the market, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI) retires from law enforcement use. Ford has developed two new Police Interceptors to take its place: one based on the Taurus sedan and another based on the Explorer crossover.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2011)
 

Ford Utility Police Gets Mustang Engine

By PFM Staff

Ford has announced that both the Utility PI and the Sedan PI will come standard with All-Wheel Drive. But the big news, and the long-hoped-for decision, was that the Utility PI will come standard with the 300hp, 3.7L V6 from the Mustang. This decision by Ford shows its commitment to its police program. These are police-specifi c vehicles — not just tweaked retail versions.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2011)
 

Ford CVPI: Fuel Pump Failures

By PFM Staff

Most Ford CVPI fuel pump issues are not the fuel pump. Instead, the problem is almost always contaminated fuel.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2010)
 

Ford’s NextGen Police Interceptor

By Law and Order Staff

The Police Interceptor Concept has something for every police department. It is planned to have an economical 263 hp V6 in a Front Wheel Drive layout. Ford has not had a V6 or a FWD offering in a police package for almost 20 years.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2010)
 

Retail Cars in Police Use

By John Bellah

There are many advantages and disadvantages for an agency to consider when choosing between utilizing subsidized vehicles versus a fleet concept. Read about how the police departments of Hawaii employ both systems.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2009)
 

Ford Crown Victoria Rear End Crashes

By Ed Sanow

You can do four positive things, right now, to reduce the risks involved with a rear end collision for police officers driving the Ford CVPI.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2002)
 

NHSTA Closes Investigation of Ford CVPI

By Dennis Tucker

The Ford Motor Company has kept an open ear to the law enforcement community's questions and concerns regarding the CVPI. It has created a Blue Ribbon Panel and Technical Task Force for analysis and research.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2002)
 

Concept Police Cars and Future Drivetrains

By PFM Staff

Three new prototypes were tested at the MSP testing: the Ford CVPI powered by a version of the Marauder DOHC V-8, the standard CVPI fitted with a more aggressive rear gear ratio, and a pursuit-rated Chevrolet Tahoe.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2002)
 

Patrol Vehicle Tire Selection

By Curt Vandenberg

All tires are the result of a number of trade-offs made by their manufacturers; no tire is the top performer in every category. It is critical to examine operating environment and performance needs very carefully before making a selection.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2002)
 

Police Fleet Expo 2009

By Brad Brewer

The 2009 Police Fleet Expo was held in Milwaukee, WI, with nearly 400 fleet managers (sworn and civilian) from the nation in attendance, not counting all the staffers from the nearly 100 exhibitors.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2009)
 
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