Over the course of two days, the officers had the unique opportunity to drive late-program prototypes of the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility, as well as the Ford CVPI, the Dodge Charger and the Chevy Tahoe for comparison purposes. Each officer had a chance to drive both Interceptors and competitors in a variety of settings, including a road course, a wet pad, an autocross course and a gravel pit (to simulate snow and other poor handling conditions).
Additionally, Ford Police Interceptor development engineers were on hand to provide officers with in-depth explanations and information on the vehicles and the development process. The results of this intensive two-day session were captured on video and will be posted to www.fordpoliceinterceptor.com in the near future. As a side note, we utilized a Porsche Cayenne Camera Car - check it out at: http://www.pursuitsystems.com/movies/Pursuit_Porsche.mov.
The participating officers included Staff Sgt Chris Whaley (Ontario Provencial Police), Officer Terry Bykerk (Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan), Officer Don Spence (Dundee Police Department, Michigan) and Lt John Leas (San Diego Police Department).
|Terry, Don, Chris and John|