BALTIMORE – The City of Baltimore has purchased 80 new 2013-MY Chevrolet Caprice PPV police cruisers for use by officers in the City’s Northeast District. The City purchased the vehicles using the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) existing fleet budget for $2.3 million.

Each Caprice PPV will be equipped with mobile data terminals and provide officers with a foundation to begin field-based reporting; allowing them to create and submit police reports directly from their patrol vehicles.

A committee of police officers and instructors with BPD’s emergency vehicle operation training team selected the Caprice after testing the cruiser against the Ford Police Interceptor and Dodge Charger Pursuit.