How Are Today's Police Cars Different Than Their Predecessors?

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

In the line of duty, law enforcement officers have a lot of pieces of equipment that they need to rely on in order to best do their job effectively and remain safe in the course of some dangerous and high-intensity situations. It’s essential that all of the equipment not only get the job done effectively but also has a durability factor that will allow these tools to be beaten on over and over again, really allowing the officer using it to have some confidence in these tools so that, out there in the midst of situations that are hard to diffuse have a lot of factors to consider, officers won’t really have to think about these tools of the trade failing on them.

Perhaps, one of the biggest and most important tools that any officer could have is that of their squad car. While it might be a slow evolution that not too many of us notice, each and every day, there are people out there hard at work, trying to present the next big thing in police cars that will be more durable, useful, and effective for the men and women in law enforcement.

Originally, police cars here in the United States were big bodied Chryslers, machines that not only got the job of reliable transportation done at the time but had a lot of room for storage. Eventually though, as you might have noticed, police cars would turn into different vehicles like the Ford Crown Victoria and eventually, SUVs and even pursuit pickups would come on the scene, completely shifting what we had once known to be the norm into an all-new marketplace and that doesn’t even consider all of the changes introduced to foreign police vehicles.

As of today, there is really no telling what’s going to happen next in this ever-evolving landscape, however, if you take a look at the past, you may be able to get an idea of where this whole police-support industry is going in the future. You might also get some keen insight into a couple of factors that you might have never even considered in the first place but have been evolving right under your nose.