The same decals used on the existing gray Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicles will be used on the white ones.  -  Photo: Pennsylvania State Police

The same decals used on the existing gray Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicles will be used on the white ones.

Photo: Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) patrol vehicles with a new color scheme are beginning to hit highways around the state. An agency spokesperson told Government Fleet that the patrol vehicles are changing from gray to white to give troopers added visibility on roadways. The change will come at no added cost.

The same decals utilized on the gray units will be retained on the white vehicles.

Vehicles With New Design Being Phased In

The change from gray to white patrol vehicles will come at no added cost to PSP.  -  Photo: Pennsylvania State Police

The change from gray to white patrol vehicles will come at no added cost to PSP.

Photo: Pennsylvania State Police

The 2023 Dodge Durango is the first to appear with the white color scheme. The agency is currently deploying 260 Durango SUVs; all are marked white patrol vehicles.

The Durangos are going into the field at a rate of 20-30 vehicles a week.

In addition to those, the agency also ordered the following Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles:

PSP ordered Chevy Tahoe vehicles and Ford police interceptor utility vehicles for 2024, as follows:

  • 93 Ford PIUs - white/marked
  • 100 Ford PIUs - conventional colors/unmarked patrol
  • 140 Chevy Tahoe PPVs - white/marked
  • 64 Chevy Tahoe PPVs - conventional colors/unmarked patrol

Conventional colors are the other paint offerings by the manufacturer. Those vehicles are often black, but could also include blue, red, silver, or another color.

The agency spokesperson told GF that the command staff wanted to provide a mix of patrol vehicles so that the troopers have viable options to utilize depending on needs at the troop/station level.

The vehicles listed above are expected to start being built from March – June 2024. By the end of the summer, they will start being deployed into the field. 

Those 397 new patrol cars will supplement the 260 Durango SUVs from last year’s order.

PSP has roughly 1,185 marked patrol vehicles and 305 unmarked patrol vehicles on its fleet.

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Christy Grimes

Christy Grimes

Senior Editor

Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet publications. She has also written for School Bus Fleet.

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