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What’s New for the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Program

By Law and Order Staff

From Armor Piercing-rated ballistic door panels to Police Engine Idle to slimline Sedan B-pillars to Utility headliner emergency lights, the Police Interceptors continue to improve.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2016)
 

Ford Special Service Sedan

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

New for 2017, Ford has upgraded their 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Sedan from ‘special service package’ to ‘pursuit-rated, police package.’ This makes it the most fuel-efficient police package vehicle on the market.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2016)
 

The 100,000th Ford Police Interceptor

By Brad Brewer

A milestone from the market leader

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2015)
 

Chicago Assembly Plant and Mod Center

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The massive Chicago Assembly Plant (CAP) currently produces the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan, Taurus/Taurus SHO, Police Interceptor Utility, Explorer and Lincoln MKS.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2015)
 

Fall 2014 Ford Police Advisory Board

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The recent Ford Police Advisory Board meeting covered the top performance at the MSP and LASD tests, a review of the most recent improvements to the PI Sedan and PI Utility, plus tours through both the PI assembly plant and PI factory upfitting operation.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2015)
 

Ford’s Chicago Modification Center

By Brad Brewer

Ford’s Chicago Mod Center, one block from Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, finishes the assembly of every Police Interceptor. They add some police package components to every Sedan and Utility, and are the clear choice to add options like spotlights, wiring packages, corner LEDs, ballistic panels, and vinyl wraps. CMC is all about factory tooling, training, methods, and quality control standards.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2015)
 

Ford Police Interceptor Utility 3.5L EcoBoost V6

By Brad Brewer

The optional 3.5L EcoBoost V6 makes the Ford Police Interceptor clearly the fastest police package crossover/SUV available. V8 power when it is needed, and V6 fuel economy when it is not.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2014)
 

Ford Tough AWD in Police Interceptor

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Sedan PI and Utility PI come standard as AWD. The AWD system reacts within 0.1 milliseconds to distribute up to 100 percent of the torque to any one wheel or combination of wheels. Used on the entire Volvo line since 1998, this AWD system has been tracked in the Ford warranty claims and service parts systems for eight years—with no issues. The AWD system—in police use—has a 100K-mile warranty.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2013)
 

Ford-Havis-LAPD Embedded Screen

By John Bellah

The technology and upfitting buzz of the season is the joint effort between the LAPD, Ford, Havis and Lectronix for an in-dash mounted screen in the two Ford Police Interceptors. This concept touchscreen is LAPD’s vision of the future police vehicle, the next step forward in police interiors and upfitting.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2014)
 

Ford Police Advisory Board News

By Ed Sanow

Ford continues to expand their presence in the police vehicle market with both a 365 hp, turbocharged V6 for the PI Utility, and a 240 hp, turbocharged I4 in a brand-new, non-pursuit admin package for the full-size PI Sedan. Both the PI Utility and PI Sedan taken together, Ford has nearly half of the police market.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2014)
 
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