F-150 Police Responder: Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What’cha Gonna Do?

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Ford empowers law enforcement agencies with the first pursuit-rated pickup truck, the F-150 Police Responder.

The automotive industry is rapidly changing, and diversity is the name of the game. Ford has increased its presence in the law-enforcement-vehicle segment, and their new enforcer further establishes their commitment with police agencies across the country.

Behold the new F-150 Police Responder. It joins Ford’s already diverse lineup of law enforcement vehicles, and it’s the industry’s first and only pursuit-rated pickup truck. It’s based on the 2018 F-150 FX4, and it’s ready for action thanks to its specially designed interior, and several performance features.

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Law enforcement agents will find a center console, front and rear seats specifically modified to fit their various needs, but the cool stuff is actually under the hood. All F-150 Police Responders include a police-calibrated brake system, all-terrain tires, and 18-inch alloy rims. In addition, they feature the largest passenger volume of any pursuit-rated vehicle.

“Ford’s 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the perfect all-terrain law enforcement vehicle,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford’s police brand marketing manager. “Aside from its industry-first on-road pursuit capability, this purpose-built pickup can comfortably seat five, while providing capability in off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments patrolled by sheriff’s departments, and the Department of Natural Resources.”

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The all-new vehicle is performance-rated for speeds up to 100 mph thanks to its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, and engineered for high-performance capability and durability for both on-road and off-road situations. If you live in rural areas, or areas where geography or Mother Nature can often get in the way, your sheriff’s departments might get a couple of these bad boys. In addition, border patrol, and fish and game authorities will surely benefit from the FX4-based off-road capabilities.

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A high-output 240-amp alternator is included to support on-board electrical devices, along with a police-calibrated speedometer, and engine hour and engine idle hour meters. Underbody skid plates protect the truck from curbs or anything else baddies may throw at it. A standard class IV hitch gives F-150 Police Responder best-in-class towing capability of 7,000 pounds.

The 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder will be available to join law enforcement fleets later this fall.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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