New Black and White Everett Police SUVs Hitting The Streets

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New Everett Police SUV front view Back in November we told you about the Everett Police Department plan to replace its aging fleet of police cars with Ford Interceptor SUVs. Those vehicles are now hitting the streets. 15 vehicles will be coming into service from the initial order. They have a new black and white color scheme and while they may be SUVs they actually get about 8% better gas mileage than the sedans they are replacing. The SUVs, known as Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles replace the Crown Victoria sedans discontinued by Ford. Back in November, Everett Police Chief Kathy Atwood said, “The Everett Police Department tested numerous vehicles and after carefully dissecting the economics, we determined this vehicle is the best fit for us. I am excited for this process to move forward as these vehicles provide good visibility, have a solid safety record, provide more transport room than our current fleet and are comfortable.” While SUVs have been used for special operations and supervisors, this is the first time Everett has used the sport utility vehicles on regular patrol. The city said back in November that the initial purchase of 15 cost Everett about $500,000.00 with the money coming from the vehicle replacement budget of 2013 and 2014 and not as an unexpected expense.

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