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Chicago Police Receive 50 New Ford Interceptors
This is just the beginning of the Chicago Police Department's fleet upgrade, which will feature even more advanced models provided by Ford Motor Co.
Approximately fifty new Ford Interceptors have been added to the fleet used by officers to help prevent crime and keep the citizens of Chicago safe. This group is just the first part of an order totaling $15 million that includes 500 SUVs and sedans. Ford's Interceptors are each equipped with state-of-the-
Some features found in the new Interceptors that are unavailable on personal Ford vehicles include the trunk-mounted gun vault and bulletproof front doors. Promoted as a “little tank on wheels” by Lisa Teed, Ford Motor Company's marketing manager, the vehicle was first demonstrated in October at US Cellular Field.
The vehicles, consisting of both marked and unmarked cars, were produced in the Ford plant on the city's south side, so they did not have far to travel before being put to use. Over ten percent of the 2,000 jobs Ford announced in 2011 are directly related to this production order.
In addition to the orders produced for the Chicago Police Department, approximately 800 vehicles will be shipped over the border to Canadian law enforcement agencies. The Interceptor is built to replace the famous Crown Victoria, which has been used by law enforcement agencies for decades.
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