Kentucky State Police will begin this summer rolling out a new look for their fleet of cruisers.
The agency is beginning to transition from the Ford Crown Victoria, which is no longer in production, to the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle, and recently purchased 125 of the automobiles. Twenty-five of that total will go to KSP’s Vehicle Enforcement division.
The new cruisers will replace KSP’s aging fleet of 2004-2010 models, according to a release from the agency.
“Our current fleet is subject to a rigorous maintenance schedule designed to extend the working life of each vehicle as much as possible,” says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “However, law enforcement applications are extremely hard on vehicles. To ensure that our officers can continue to respond to public needs in a safe and effective way, we’ll be updating our fleet on a soft conversion basis as current vehicles wear out beyond repair and as funding becomes available.”
The Caprice PPV is a full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan developed exclusively for the U.S. law enforcement market. It features a six liter, 355 horsepower, V-8 engine that provides the high performance needed to meet all of the agency’s patrol needs.