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Later police versions of the Crown Victoria carry the tag of "Police Interceptor," a name which was carried over to the Crown Victoria's replacement in Ford's lineup for police cars: the Taurus-based Ford Interceptor.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor page on 24 July 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (colloquially referred to simply as the CVPI, P71, or Crown Vic) is a four-door body-on-frame sedan that was manufactured by Ford from 1992 1/2 to 2011. It is the law enforcement version of the Ford Crown Victoria. From 1997 to 2011, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor was the most widely used automobile in law enforcement operations in the United States and Canada. They were also used for this purpose on a more limited scale in other countries.

After the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Caprice, the Ford Motor Company held a near-monopoly on the market for police cruisers in the United States and Canada for over a decade, because the conventional rear-wheel drive, V8 power, and body-on-frame construction are advantageous for police use. The CVPI's body-on-frame construction allowed inexpensive repairs after collisions without the need to straighten the chassis. Rear-wheel drive made the car easier to avoid spin-outs during hard maneuvers than front drive rivals, and allowed it to better withstand rough driving over curbs and other obstacles in the urban environment.

Although the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor was not sold to the general public, they are widely available via secondhand in North America once they are decommissioned and no longer in service in law enforcement and fleet duty. The cars are in demand by taxi companies, those who want a safe, durable and/or inexpensive car, and those who need a car with a bench seat which can take three passengers in the back. The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor came equipped with many heavy duty parts such as a revised transmission, and a 186 kW (253 PS; 249 hp) engine. Used Crown Victoria Police Interceptors are normally stripped of any police decals, computer equipment, police radios, and emergency lights before being sold or auctioned to the public.


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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Illinois State Police 1997
Illinois State Police

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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Illinois State Police 1997
Illinois State Police

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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Illinois State Police 1997
Illinois State Police

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Ford Crown Victoria Vermont State Police Model Car Vermont State Police
Built by Chuck Herrmann
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Ford Crown Victoria Vermont State Police Model Car Vermont State Police
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Ford Crown Victoria Vermont State Police Model Car Vermont State Police
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USPS Police Ford Crown Victoria USPS Police
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US Federal Protective Service Ford Crown Victoria US Federal Protective Service
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San Francisco, California
November 29, 2005
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Antioch Illinois Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Antioch, Illinois Police Department
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Hebron Illinois Police Car Hebron, Illinois Police Department
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Hebron Illinois Police Car Hebron, Illinois Police Department
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Hebron Illinois Police Car Hebron, Illinois Police Department
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Richmond Illinois Police Car Richmond, Illinois Police Department
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Crystal Lake Illinois Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department
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Crystal Lake Illinois Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department
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Crystal Lake Illinois Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department
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McHenry Illinois Police Department Ford Crown Victoria McHenry, Illinois Police Department
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DuPage County Sheriff Ford Crown Victoria DuPage County Sheriff
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DuPage County Sheriff Ford Crown Victoria DuPage County Sheriff
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Wheaton Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Wheaton Police Department
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Hanover Park Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Hanover Park Police Department
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Huntley Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Huntley Police Department
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May 22, 2010
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Delavan Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Delavan Police Department
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July 11, 2010
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Delavan Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Delavan Police Department
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The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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Lakemoor Police Ford Crown Victoria Lakemoor Police
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South Barrington Police Department Ford Crown Victoria South Barrington Police Department
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South Barrington Police Department Ford Crown Victoria South Barrington Police Department
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South Barrington Police Department Ford Crown Victoria South Barrington Police Department
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Lake County Sheriff's Department Ford Crown Victoria Lake County Sheriff's Department
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Lake County Sheriff's Department Ford Crown Victoria Lake County Sheriff's Department
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Illinois State Police Ford Crown Victoria Illinois State Police
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Bartlett Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Bartlett Police Department
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria Calumet City Police Race Car 2004 Calumet City Police Race Car
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Antioch Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Antioch Police Department
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Washington County (Arkansas) Sheriff Ford Crown Victoria Washington County Sheriff
Washington County, Arkansas, USA
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Lake in the Hills Police Custom Ford Crown Victoria Lake in the Hills Police Custom
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Lake in the Hills Police Custom Ford Crown Victoria Lake in the Hills Police Custom
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Lake in the Hills Police Custom Ford Crown Victoria Lake in the Hills Police Custom
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Kane County Sheriff K9 Unit Ford Crown Victoria Kane County Sheriff
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Kane County Sheriff K9 Unit Ford Crown Victoria Kane County Sheriff
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McCullom Lake Police Ford Crown Victoria McCullom Lake Police
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West Chicago Police Ford Crown Victoria West Chicago Police
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Lakemoor Police Ford Crown Victoria Lakemoor Police
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Cary Police Ford Crown Victoria Cary Police
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Round Lake Police Ford Crown Victoria Round Lake Police
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St. Charles Police Ford Crown Victoria St. Charles Police
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St. Charles Police Ford Crown Victoria St. Charles Police
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Chicago Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Chicago Police Department
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Chicago Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Chicago Police Department
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Crystal Lake Fire-Rescue Training Bureau Chief Ford Crown Victoria Crystal Lake Fire-Rescue Training Bureau Chief
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Gilberts Police Department Ford Crown Victoria Gilberts Police Department
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
October 1998Remote Air Bag Non-Deployement Investigation
Vehicle - 1996 Ford Crown Victoria (Police Cruiser)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 158KB - 8 pages
April 1998Remote Air Bag Deployment Report
Vehicle - 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 290KB - 8 pages
August 2002Office of Defects Investigation 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Rear Impact Crash
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,063KB - 16 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Crown Victoria (police interceptor), 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 49.2MB - 121 pages
October 2000On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 873KB - 21 pages
classified date 2003Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, Police Interceptor, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.9MB - 123 pages
November 2002On-Scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
Vehicle defect / Fire
2000 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,238KB - 24 pages
December 2002Office of Defects Investigation 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Rear Impact Crash
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,374KB - 18 pages
May 2003Veridian On-Site Rear Impact Crash/Fire Investigation
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 947KB - 24 pages
July 2001On-Site Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Ford Crown Victoria "Police Interceptor"
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,740KB - 18 pages
January 2002On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation
Vehicle: 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 352KB - 20 pages
May 2003General Dynamics On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System (AOPS) Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 231KB - 24 pages
February 2003Calspan On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,628KB - 20 pages
February 2003Side Impact Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 415KB - 11 pages
May 2003General Dynamics On-Site Rear Impact Crash/Fire Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 852KB - 31 pages
January 2004Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 266KB - 30 pages
April 2004On-Site Frontal Air Bag Non-Deployment Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 743KB - 22 pages
August 2004Calspan On-Site Ford CVPI Severe Rear Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 542KB - 18 pages
August 2004Office of Defects Investigation 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Rear Impact Crash and Fire Investigation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 450KB - 18 pages
September 2006Calspan On-Site CVPI Rear Crash/Fire Investigation
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 624KB - 23 pages
November 2007Office of Defects Investigation 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Rear Impact Crash and Fire Investigation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 916KB - 39 pages
May 2010Calspan On-Site Rear Impact Crash and Fire Investigation
Office of Defects Investigation
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,080KB - 32 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 September 2011Ouch, that hurts...Gus Philpott, The Woodstock Advocate


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Speed Wheels 856673L.A. Sheriff's BroncoNYPD, Series X, small scale, Ford Crown Victoria, White NYPD #1883
Die Cast - Maisto 29400Ford InterceptorAssembly Line, 1:43 scale, Black & White "Highway Patrol"


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