The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is replacing its old Ford Crown Victoria for a new, much more efficient and cutting-edge ride, according to a press release sent to Vancouver Observer by the VPD.
Here's more from the press release:
The Vancouver Police Department is beginning to replace its aging fleet. When Ford discontinued the Crown Victoria, the VPD had to look for something new. As well, the graphics presently on the VPD cars are not compatible with other vehicles, so a new design was also required.
The selection process involved determining what was need in a VPD patrol vehicle and then tendering a Request for Expressions of Interest. Vehicles were shortlisted and evaluated within the field by patrol officers, as well as Engineering and Equipment Services within the City.
The winning vehicle was the Dodge Charger, with the highly efficient 3.6-litre engine. It will also feature new safety features, such as cutting-edge emergency lighting and a “rumbler” siren, which projects a deep baritone burst to further gain attention at those critical moments.