Monroeville police are buying four or five new Ford Crown Victorias this year as usual.
But “next year is going to be my headache year,” police Chief Doug Cole said, because he’ll have to pick another car.
Ford Motor Co. is retiring its iconic Crown Vic, the cruiser of choice for police forces nationwide, after more than 30 years. Sales to consumers ended three years ago, and law enforcement agencies are stocking up as their budgets allow on the last of the durable, iconic vehicles to roll off production lines.
“We love the Crown Victoria. Our whole department is Crown Vics,” Cole said on Friday. Monroeville has 35 of them.