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    Read This: Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it
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    Back in college, I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the many idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our house. My least-fond memory of those hazy years involved a ...

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    Report: Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car
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    There is a new vehicle that you should keep an eye out for when you're going a little too fast down the Interstate. Ford's Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility was the bestselling new law enforcement model in the country last year, and signs show that won't be changing anytime soon. Ford ...

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    Official: Dodge unveils Special Service Durango for government fleets
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    Straight off its refresh, the Dodge Durango is slipping back into its dress blues and getting back to work. The 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service Vehicle boasts all the refinements and improvements that the refreshed, civilian-spec model received, most notably a 15-percent improvement in fuel ...

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    Video: Jay Leno sees how the other half lives with CHP cop cars new and old
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    Comedian Jay Leno is changing gears from driving fast cars to checking out some of the police cruisers that regularly chase down and dish out punishment to those fast cars. In this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, we get the lowdown on the modifications made to the Ford Explorer for the Interceptor ...

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    Official: Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor getting more power to catch scofflaws
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    Ford has revealed that it is updating the base powerplant on its 2013 Police Interceptor sedan. Ford's 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine will replace the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine in its Taurus cop car, and the new engine will slot under the optional twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptor line gets official EPA fuel economy ratings
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    Police forces didn't care much about fuel economy back in the early days of the Ford Crown Victoria, but these days, efficiency is front and center for cash-strapped municipalities. The cost of fuel keeps rising and cities continue to cut their budgets, so one or two miles per gallon might make ...

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    Official: Chicago Police Department orders 500 new Ford Police Interceptors
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    Ford has just landed a solid punch in the battle to win over police departments in the post-Crown Vic era. The automaker announced the sale of 500 new Police Interceptor models (a mix of sedans and SUVs) to the Chicago Police Department. The 2013 Interceptor is responsible for the addition of 230 ...

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    Report: Ford Taurus and Explorer Police Interceptor production begins
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    Ford has begun producing the company's two new Police Interceptor models. According to Ward's Auto, both the Taurus and Explorer-based cruisers are rolling off of the line at the automaker's Chicago Assembly Plant. All told, the sedan variant has accounted for around 60 percent of orders so far. ...

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    How Ford plans to phase out the best-selling E-Series
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    In a commercial market where "change" is a four-letter word, Ford has a lot of explaining to do. It is not often that an automaker decides to dump a best-selling vehicle line, one that's dominated its segment for decades. But Ford's commercial vehicle team is doing it not once, but twice. ...

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    Report: Georgia police car accidentally sold on Craigslist
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    We're not strangers to the allure of Craigslist. The classified ad site is our go-to distraction when it comes time to contemplate our next project vehicle, and we've been tempted by the occasional decommissioned Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor more often than we care to admit. As one ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptor vehicles pacing NASCAR races in Miami
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    Oh, how far things have come. NASCAR, as you may have heard, traces its roots back to moonshiners trying to outrun police cars. Now it'll be the stock cars chasing after the police when NASCAR rounds out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The vehicles in question are Ford's latest ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptors earn official pursuit ratings
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    The Michigan State Police have officially graced the Ford Police Interceptor line with a Pursuit-Rated designation after a volley of tests. Both the Interceptor Sedan and Utility withstood the organization's battery of 0-60, braking and handling evaluations over a period of two days. And, the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor shows its face
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    It looks as if the recent update to the 2013 Ford Taurus will translate to the company's new Police Interceptor. Our elite squad of spy photographers have managed to capture a few images of a revamped Interceptor during transport, and while several mules have been spotted with heavy front-end ...

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    Report: Ford Taurus Police Interceptor to hit streets with 2013 updates
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    2013 Ford Taurus and 2012 Taurus Police Interceptor – Click either image for high-res gallery
    The Ford Crown Victoria has been such a valuable asset to police agencies around the U.S. that some municipalities have gone as far as to order extras. The reason? The Crown Vic will be retired at ...

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    Report: Austin police looking to stockpile Crown Vics ahead of model's phase-out
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    The age of the Ford Crown Victoria cop car is almost at an end, but law enforcement in Austin, Texas wants one more crack at the old standby. Actually, the police are asking city council for $4.5 million to buy 176 Police Interceptor squad cars at an average price of $25,568. Why the mad rush to ...

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    Videos: Jay Leno spends time with Ford's new Police Interceptor, Automoblox
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    Jay Leno and the Ford Police Interceptor – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Jay Leno has been a busy little denim-clad bee lately. The late-night host and car aficionado managed to get up close and personal with what Ford is hoping will become law enforcement's vehicles of choice ...

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    Ford Police Interceptor quickest in LA Sheriff's Department testing
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    2011 Ford Police Interceptor – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The battle for law enforcement domination rages on. A gaggle of would-be police cruisers showed up at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for public testing recently, and of all the competitors, the Taurus-based Ford ...

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    SEMA 2010: Ford Police Interceptor Stealth Concept will haunt the dreams of speeders everywhere
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    Ford Police Interceptor Stealth Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While we should be excited to see Ford show off a new, updated cop car, the Police Interceptor Stealth Concept already has us checking our rear-view mirrors. The full details on this cop cruiser were released ...

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    Ford shows off Police Interceptor Stealth concept ahead of SEMA debut
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    Ford Police Interceptor Stealth – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In addition to the raft of Mustangs and F-150s that Ford will be debuting at this year's SEMA show, this special Police Interceptor Stealth concept will be on display in Las Vegas this week. Ford designer Melvin ...

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    Official MSP Numbers: Chevy Caprice is quickest, fastest police car... barely
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    2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV -– Click above for high-res image gallery
    The numbers are in, folks. This year's Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation pitted Ford's Jurassic Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (the new Taurus-based Police Interceptor was reportedly on hand, but its numbers ...

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