Check out our top 10 list of the most read police fleet news stories of this year.  -  Photos (clockwise from top left): Ford, Arkansas State Patrol, Deere, Ford

Check out our top 10 list of the most read police fleet news stories of this year.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Ford, Arkansas State Patrol, Deere, Ford

Public safety fleet news seems to always top the charts for Government Fleet, and this year was no different. The most read headlines included news about Ford’s 2021 F-150 Police Responder and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. Here are the top 10 police news stories of the year.

1. Ford Introduces All-New 2021 F-150 Police Responder: The F-150 Police Responder offers a top speed of 120 mph and an available Police Engine Idle feature, which lets an officer remove the key and securely exit the running truck without losing power to lights and sirens.

2. South Carolina DPS Unveils Unmarked Vehicles: The new unmarked Chargers feature an assortment of body and stripe colors that allow troopers to blend in with traffic to better detect and enforce aggressive driving behaviors.

3. Arkansas Troopers to Use New Low-Profile Patrol Vehicles: The Arkansas State Police has acquired 25 new low-profile patrol vehicles — Chevrolet Tahoes — to combat aggressive and distracted driving.

4. John Deere Launches Special Application Vehicles: The custom line of utility vehicles addresses the unique needs of police, fire, rescue, and security personnel, as well as the broader needs of governmental customers.

5. 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder Has Fastest Acceleration During Testing: The 2021 F-150 Police Responder recorded faster 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, and quarter-mile times than any other police vehicle in recent tests by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

6. Ford’s Police Vehicle Tour Begins in August: Ford hosted a nationwide ride-and-drive tour with the all-new 2021 F-150 Police Responder and the Police Interceptor Utility.

7. Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Vehicle Tests: The Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV became the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation.

8. New York State Police Mechanics Plead Guilty to Felony: Two former employees for the New York State Police pleaded guilty to theft of auto parts and tools. They were non-sworn civilian employees responsible for maintaining police vehicles.

9. Tennessee Sheriff Fires Employees Over Fleet Misconduct: The Knox County, Tennessee, Sheriff fired three employees following an internal affairs investigation that found they had inmates work on personal projects at fleet services.

10. Ann Arbor Buys Electric Mustangs for Police Officers: The Ann Arbor, Michigan, Police Department purchased two electric Ford Mustang vehicles for its patrol fleet, consistent with its green fleet policy.

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