Polaris Government and Defense is providing 10 Ranger XP 1000 EPS Northstar HVAC Edition side-by-side vehicles to the Minneapolis Police Department as it commands the public safety operation for the Super Bowl and other festivities. The Minneapolis Police Department, along with the support of officers from more than 50 Minnesota jurisdictions, are preparing for an estimated one million Minnesotans and visitors to arrive in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities.
“This is an exciting time for our home state and Polaris is honored to play a role in helping our local law enforcement create a safe and enjoyable experience for Minnesotans and visitors who take part in celebrating the Bold North,” said John Olson, vice president and general manager of Polaris Government and Defense. “Polaris Government and Defense was established to support the devoted and mission-focused customers who serve their country, state, county or city with vehicle offerings and accessories, like these Rangers, specifically designed to meet event needs.”
The Ranger Pro-Shield quad cab is fully-enclosed, and along with an industry-exclusive heating system, these customized Rangers will keep law enforcement officers out of the Minnesota winter elements. The vehicles also have integrated law enforcement lighting kits from Federal Signal.
Police and fire departments across the country use Rangers for off-road utility and access, as well urban patrols and crowd control, because of their enhanced maneuverability on sidewalks and curbs, improved sight lines, snow mobility, and rescue capability where other vehicles can’t reach.