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Ford F-150 reports for police duty

Ford F-150 reports for police ...
Ford has toughened up the F-150 for police service
Ford has toughened up the F-150 for police service
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There's plenty of space in the tray for everything police officers could need
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There's plenty of space in the tray for everything police officers could need
The F-150 Special Service Vehicle can be used for police or government work
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The F-150 Special Service Vehicle can be used for police or government work
The center console has been removed to free up space for police equipment
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The center console has been removed to free up space for police equipment
Ford's range of police vehicles has grown to include an F-150
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Ford's range of police vehicles has grown to include an F-150
There's room for special passengers in the F-150
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There's room for special passengers in the F-150
Ford has toughened up the F-150 for police service
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Ford has toughened up the F-150 for police service
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Having launched police versions of its Taurus and Explorer, Ford has taken America's best selling truck and given it the police treatment, too. The F-150 Special Service Vehicle takes a regular Ford truck and strips it out to handle all the donuts and coffees America's police officers can throw at it. Oh, and we're sure it'll be able to deal with criminals, too.

Because of the extra on-board equipment police and government agencies need to run, the first change Ford has made to the F-150 is a 240 volt high-power alternator. There's also easy wash rear seats, just in case your nightly patrol turns messy and the vinyl needs to be hosed out.

By taking the center console out, Ford's engineers have freed up space for police equipment to be mounted without chewing up too much space. Also freeing up more space is the new rear seat design, which drops the middle seat to free up more space for the outside two seats.

The center console has been removed to free up space for police equipment
The center console has been removed to free up space for police equipment

Compared to the regular F-150, which can be ordered with everything from heated seats and SYNC Infotainment to a system that will help you hitch your trailer, it's positively spartan - but that's kind of the point. Also missing are the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and non EcoBoost V6 options.

The range-topping, hamburger with the lot with a 5.0-liter V8 and all-wheel drive can still be had, though. There is also a semi-skim 3.5-liter EcoBoost motor available, as well as two-wheel drive.

Source: Ford

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4 comments
4 comments
DaveSpicer
Ford says the alternator is 240 amps - is that what you meant?
guzmanchinky
I would think a Police Expedition (SUV) would make more sense than a pickup truck?
Milton
lets see some Hybrids for the Police. Spare tax payers gas $ and pollution.
dougspair
...Surely the 240 volt alternator is actually 12 volts at 240 AMPS...? And that 5 Liter engine...the Ford Coyote 5 liter V-8 produces over 500 horsepower. and will be in the Police grade Taurus.....So, this truck is 'Spartan'....it IS a work truck after all, and many of the standard features are not use full for police....only some extra space for donuts and a latte machine? Latte machine powered by the 240 volt alternator...?