EDISON — The Edison Police Department has unveiled its next generation of police cars. The new cars are 2013 Ford Police Interceptors, which are modeled after the popular Ford Taurus. It is the replacement vehicle for the long standing Ford Crown Victoria, which has served as the benchmark for police cars since the mid-1990s, but was taken out of production in September 2011.
The new vehicles keep the traditional black and white color scheme and decal design that has been used on all Edison police vehicles since 2000.
The Edison Police Department has received 10 2013 Marked Ford Police Interceptors thus far. In addition, Edison will be receiving shortly one additional sedan as well as one 2013 Ford Police Interceptor SUV through the Highway Safety Fund Grant which was awarded to Edison Township in August of 2012.
The Edison Police Department chose the Ford Police Interceptor over the Chevrolet Caprice PPV and the Dodge Charger. The new car has a 3.5L, V6 Motor which produces 280 HP at 6,250 RPM’s and is all wheel drive. The base cost per vehicle is $24,457. A fully functional police vehicle with emergency lights, siren, prisoner cage, computer, mobile video camera, other miscellaneous equipment and extended warranty will cost approximately $41,000.
(Photos courtesy of the Edison Police Department)