Richmond County Identifies Crown Vic Replacement

Finding a replacement for the much loved Crown Victoria police car was a troubling thought, but the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office thinks it has found a winner.

Ford announced that the popular police vehicle model would no longer be produced after 2011. Law enforcement across the country was left to choose a new car that could keep officers safe.

Three options are said to be popular: the Dodge Charger Pursuit, the Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle or Ford’s replacement option, the Police Interceptor.

Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay flew to Indianapolis in August to test the new Ford model.

“After driving all three, I was very much impressed with the new (Ford) Police Interceptor,” Gay said.

He was able to drive the new interceptor and the 2011 Crown Victoria on a city and country track and a drag strip.

“In all three courses, the Police Interceptor outperformed the other vehicles, hands down.”

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