Detroit Police Test Take-Home Vehicles

May 08, 2015

Photo via facebook/Detroit Police Department.
Photo via facebook/Detroit Police Department.

The Detroit Police Department launched a take-home police vehicle program on May 8, by providing a refurbished 2004 Crown Victoria to an officer who lives in the city.

The vehicle had 40,000 miles on it and was equipped with new interior equipment for free by a local company, reports the Detroit News.

Police Chief James Craig said he hopes to assign up to 20 Crown Victorias to officers by the end of the year. These vehicles are being retired due to peeling paint.

Comments

  1. 1. Desperado [ May 13, 2015 @ 12:33PM ]

    Don't understand the whole concept of retiring cars with only 40,000 miles due to peeling paint ? The article does not give enough facts or reasons for the program or what it is suppose to do .....I do know that's costing taxpayers if you are retiring cars with only low miles ......

  2. 2. Tahoeppv [ May 14, 2015 @ 09:56AM ]

    I agree with Desperado. I'm our fleet manager and I have great shape crown vics with 90,000 miles and i have repainted and applied new lettering and got another few years out of them both in active patrol and then knocking them down to the auxiliary unit to drive. I can't afford new patrol cars every 40,000 miles

  3. 3. Scott Newsome [ January 11, 2016 @ 12:36PM ]

    The only thing gleaned from this article is Detroit is testing a take-home car program. Nothing else in the three sentences makes any sense. How does a 12 year old police vehicle have only 40K miles? Why would a car be retired at 40K miles if the only issue was bad paint? Why are they pulling cars out of retirement to use as take-home cars? I am genuinely curious.

  4. 4. Scott Newsome [ January 11, 2016 @ 12:36PM ]

    The only thing gleaned from this article is Detroit is testing a take-home car program. Nothing else in the three sentences makes any sense. How does a 12 year old police vehicle have only 40K miles? Why would a car be retired at 40K miles if the only issue was bad paint? Why are they pulling cars out of retirement to use as take-home cars? I am genuinely curious.

 

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