History of Ford Police Cars

Updated: Aug 19, 2021



The rise of police cars started when the criminals started to use cars as a getaway vehicle. Most of the time in the days of the earlier part of the last Century and during the days of prohibition their choice was a Ford. As criminals gained access to more powerful cars, the police needed to be able to keep up. Ford's first Police package appeared in 1950, followed by Chevrolet in 1955, and Dodge in 1956. Ford kept its lead in the Police car market through the introduction of the Flathead V8. The first Police cars in America showed up at the end of the 19th Century. As a matter of fact the very first Police car was a wagon powered by electricity used in Akron Ohio, in 1899. Now, Police Departments are testing and using electric vehicles. How you feel about that is left for another discussion. The first cop vehicle was a motorcycle. Over the past several years till today, the Crown Victoria became the gold standard of Police cars as the pool of Police packages shrank at the beginning of the 1980's to the Crown Victoria. Still being used today in many places but is being phased out in favor of the SUV's.


To commemorate the Ford Crown Victoria Police car is the Die-cast 1:24 scale model of the 2001 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor vehicle. From the "Dexter" TV series (2006-2013) Limited Edition. Offered by Greenlight, with chrome accents and Features: Real rubber tires, True to scale detail, Detailed interior, exterior. Opening front doors, authentic TV series decoration. Made of Die-cast metal with some plastic parts. Dimensions L-9, W-3.5, H-2.75 A nice addition to any Collector or Collector of Die-cast Police cars!

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