Police car

  • Honda Civic Type R police car for New South Wales, Australia

    The Australian New South Wales police force has a mighty different police car in its fleet. The department and Honda announced the Civic Type R was recruited to join the force as part of the NSW police's Eyewatch program. The Honda Civic Type R won't be used for actual patrol purposes, according to information Honda and the department released on Wednesday. Instead it will be used in numerous community outreach programs. Honda loaned the car to the force for 12 months and the department plans to take it to numerous Eyewatch events. The Eyewatch program works to connect communities with local...

  • 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
    2020 Ford Explorer cop car revealed: Memorize these headlights

    Speeders and bad guys beware: There's a new cop car in town. On Friday, the covers came off the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Based on the 2020 Ford Explorer, which will make its formal debut next Wednesday, the Police Interceptor brings new technology and better fuel economy to the men and...

  • Dubai police Giath Chevy Tahoe-based police car
    Dubai Police enlist Chevy Tahoe-based Giath SUV

    Yet another toy has joined the Dubai Police Department's garage. But unlike many of the garage's patrol vehicles, this one is not a supercar. It's a Chevy Tahoe. Not just any Tahoe, but what the department calls the "Giath," and it's one of the most advanced police vehicles on the planet, the...

  • 1979 VW Beetle Polizei on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno cops a look at a 1979 VW Beetle police car

    The automotive guest on this episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about speed or performance. It's just fun. "I'm just laughing looking at it. It just makes me smile," Jay Leno exclaims about the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle German police car that pulls into his garage. Unless you're getting pulled over...

  • Armormax armored Dodge Charger Hellcat police vehicle
    Police can now buy an armored AWD Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

    Move over Ford Explorer Interceptors because there's a new sheriff in town. Utah-based Armormax has revealed its latest armored vehicle, and it's none other than the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. First spotted by Carscoops, the Charger SRT Hellcat boasts various armored protection levels depending on...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via Tom Poeschel
    Reports: these engines will power the 2020 Ford Explorer

    Ford is busy readying a new version of the Explorer for the 2020 model year. We already know that the police version will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. We also know that a Sporty ST version is in the works. Now, after a bit of information has leaked out on the Internet, we also know which...

  • 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

    A county sheriff in Georgia is in hot water after using nearly $70,000 in asset forfeiture funds to purchase a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Gwinnett county sheriff Butch Conway took delivery of the 707-horsepower sedan and uses the car for transportation to and from work, as well as for field operations and as an undercover police vehicle. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last Thursday that the Department of Justice called the purchase of the Charger Hellcat "extravagant" and said "the vehicle in question is a high-performance vehicle not typically purchased as part of a traditional...

  • Italian Police add a Jeep Wrangler to patrol the beaches
    Italian Police prepped for beach patrol with new Jeep Wrangler

    The Italian police know how to fill out their garage. If you were to take a peek in the motor pool, you'd find a Lamborghini Huracán and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Those are both great for the streets, but Italy's finest also need a proper ride for patrolling the beaches of the big...

  • Nissan GT-R police car for Tochigi, Japan
    Speeders beware: Nissan GT-R patrol car joins Japanese police force

    Perps in Japan best watch their rearview mirrors. Nissan has donated a new GT-R police car to the Tochigi Prefectural police department. Japanese Nostalgic Car reported last Friday that the GT-R patrol car is a gift to the prefecture of Tochigi, the same area where Nissan builds Godzilla in the...

  • New Ford Police Interceptor
    New 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid SUV teased first as a cop car

    Prepare to start memorizing another set of headlights as the police are getting another vehicle option next year. Ford announced Tuesday that its next-generation Police Interceptor Utility—Ford-speak for "cop car"—will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. With the new police...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit and Charger Pursuit police cars
    Durango Pursuit joins Dodge's police fleet offerings

    Police forces looking for extra space in their vehicles now have a new option in the form of the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit. Dodge says it was prompted to offer the Durango Pursuit following positive feedback from unofficial testing results conducted by Michigan State Police. The vehicle takes...

  • Florida State Trooper races Lamborghini
    Did this Florida State Trooper race a Lamborghini Aventador on a public highway?

    Oh, the irony. We certainly don't condone speeding or racing on public roads, but it's not a civilian's job to enforce laws. That's for the police to do. So, it's interesting to see a new video from NBC2 in Florida that appears to show a Florida State Trooper racing a Lamborghini Aventador. The...

  • Chevrolet Tahoe PPV simulated car chase

    Every wonder what it's like to be in a car chase? I got the simulated chance at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. With officer Joe Stinger at the wheel of a Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, we chased a Ford Crown Victoria "rabbit" on a closed course. I sat in the front passenger seat (certainly better than the back seat of a cop car) and did the professional job of shooting the video shown above. ALSO SEE: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss takes bowtie brand to new heights During the ride, I learned a thing or two about the strategy the police use during these chases. It's...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV
    Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle adds safety tech

    While the police work to keep us safe, automakers are interested in the safety of the officers. General Motors has announced a slate of new safety features for its updated 2018 Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle, and all of them work together to make daily driving duty a potentially safer task...

  • 2018 Ford Special Services Plug-In Hybrid Sedan
    Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid cop car

    Ford loves a good police vehicle. Earlier this year, Ford showed us the first pursuit-rated Hybrid police vehicle. The Blue Oval also offered the 2018 Expedition for police use. Now Ford is bringing a plug-in hybrid sedan into active duty. It's called the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Based...

  • NYPD shows off its vintage patrol cars - photos by Benjamin Preston
    NYPD shows off its vintage patrol cars

    It’s been years since the New York City Police Department painted its cars with the classic black and green livery, but the memory is still alive among a few. The NYPD museum, housed for now on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor, hosted a car show last week featuring many of the old...

  • Nevada Highway Patrol retires its last Crown Vic
    The Nevada Highway Patrol retires its last Ford Crown Vic

    You haven't worked as long and hard as the Panther platform. Starting in 1978, Ford began cranking out cars on its full-size rear-wheel-drive platform, and it didn't stop doing so until 2011. Over the course of that run, the most prolifically produced machine was undoubtedly the Ford Crown...

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder
    Ford F-150 Police Responder adds pursuit rating to a pickup

    Ford announced on Thursday that it's adding an even more hardcore F-150-based police car to its lineup. Following up on the F-150 Special Service Vehicle, the new Police Responder gets a twin-turbocharged power, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and enough suspension and brake upgrades to chase...

  • This is the O-R3 autonomous police vehicle

    The heavy lifting on the police force isn't a job that's going to the robots anytime soon. The basic beat, however, could be handed off to a collection of batteries wires, and cameras in the near future. Dubai's police force has confirmed that it will indeed be adding a fleet of self-driving vehicles to its fleet by the end of the year. It's not just iRobot, but Officer iRobot to you, civilian. What we're working with here is a vehicle called the O-R3. It's being developed by Otsaw Robotics and is described as a fully self-driving security robot. This isn't just one vehicle either, as it...

  • Jay Leno drives a 1978 Chevrolet Nova 9C1 cop car
    Jay Leno hits the beat in a 1978 Chevy Nova cop car

    Riding in a cop car means you're most likely in for a bad day. Driving a cop car, however, is a blast. That's because it's usually an otherwise mundane vehicle that's been given some heavy duty parts to help it hold up over the duration of its service life. It also has those cool lights and sirens...

  • Ford highlights the evolution of its police vehicles
    Watch the evolution of Ford's police cars

    Ford Motor Company [NYSF: F] has been cranking out cop cars for Jonny Law for decades now. The automaker says that cooperation with the police goes all the way back to the Model T. The first official Police-prepped Ford vehicle, however, dates back to 1950 and the Mainline. This was the base trim...

  • 2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car
    Ford Police Responder becomes first hybrid cop car

    Cop cars are not known for being super efficient machines—but with its 38-mpg Police Responder Hybrid, unveiled ahead of its 2017 New York auto show debut on Wednesday, Ford has an answer that it says could help departments save nearly $4,000 a year in gas. The Police Responder Hybrid is...

  • 2018 Ford Expedition Pursuit
    The 2018 Ford Expedition just became a cop car

    Americans will have a new set of headlights to watch for in their rearview mirrors now that Ford has announced that its largest SUV offering, the 2018 Expedition, has been tapped for police duty. Officially titled the 2018 Expedition Special Service Vehicle, Ford thinks police forces will find much...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia Milan police car
    Mafia’s confiscated Ferrari 458 turned into police car

    Italian police in Milan have a message for youngsters when it comes to a life of crime: don’t get involved. And what better way to spread said message than with a heavy dose of irony. You see, the local constabulary has taken a Ferrari used for criminal purposes and turned it into a force for...

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