More than 10,000 Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedans are now equipped with FCA’s Officer Protection Package in police fleets across the U.S. The Officer Protection Package, introduced last year, combines InterMotive’s Surveillance Mode Module with FCA’s Fleet Safety Group technology — ParkSense rear park assist and ParkView rear backup camera — to detect movement at the rear of the vehicle and alert officers.
If the system detects motion, a chime will sound to alert the officer of potential danger in the area. The officer can immediately see what is behind the vehicle via the camera monitor. At the discretion of the local law enforcement agency, the tripped sensors can also be programed to automatically initiate a signal for the doors to lock, front windows to roll up, reverse lights to turn on, and/or tail lights to flash, giving the officer a few critical extra seconds to assess and react to the situation.
“The Officer Protection Package is the latest layer of safety to be built into our Charger Pursuit,” said Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT — FCA North America, in a statement. “We knew it was the right thing to do for all the men and women who protect us on a daily basis, and we are gratified to know that over 10,000 of these heroes now have a better chance of avoiding rear ambush occurrences. I’m also pleased to announce that we will continue to offer this package free of charge on our 2019 model-year Dodge Charger Pursuits.”