John Gilbert Staff Editor
April 19, 2016

Cops can keep on truckin’ thanks to Ford announcing the latest addition to its extensive lineup of special police vehicles, a lineup that includes a Transit prisoner transport vehicle and a special service police sedan to help fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement agencies nationwide.

The 2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle package is available for both SuperCrew and SuperCab body styles. Plus the F-150 Special Service Vehicle gives a selection of configurations so customers can pick what best suits their needs. Available in XL trim for either F-150 SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, police departments can opt for the package in a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain, along with the 5.0L V-8 or high-torque 3.5L EcoBoost engine to ensure that there is never a lack of power.

Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager, says, “Police can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched the package adds high-output alternator to meet power needs.”

Ask any policeman and he will tell you the backseat of a prisoner transport vehicle is subject to a variety of bodily fluids or caustic contraband. The easy-to-clean rear vinyl bench seating and flooring makes post-prisoner-delivery cleanup a breeze. A removed center console allows for custom equipment placement.

In summation, law enforcement makes up a large portion of Special Service Vehicle purchases, so Ford added the F-150 to satisfy a complete range of police needs. “We offer a whole family of police vehicles,” says Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles. “Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150 Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering. This vehicle definitely lives up to its Built Ford Tough reputation.”