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A white Chevrolet Impala police car appears on the cover of the 2017 book 13 Years with a Bullet by Mike Sanchez.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Impala page on 30 May 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Eighth generation (2000–2005) Impala 9C1 and 9C3

Also released with this version were the Police Package first released in 2000 and Undercover Police Package first released in 2001, named 9C1 and 9C3, respectively. Available only to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and EMS agencies, it has had more success than its predecessor, the Lumina 9C3. The 9C1 was a base model with a stronger suspension and the 3.8 liter (231 cu in) V6 engine. It was only available in a few basic colors. Another addition was the "SURV MODE" switch that replaced the fog light switch found on the LS. This enabled the driver to turn off all lights in the vehicle and "hide"; something not allowed with the civilian models, as automatic headlights were standard. The 9C3 was comparably equipped to the 9C1, but the ability to add other convenience options and more paint and interior choices set the 9C3 apart.

Ninth generation (2006–2016) Impala 9C1 and 9C3

The 9C1 and 9C3 models were based on the LS model, yet offered steel wheels or steel wheels with wheel covers, optional rubber flooring, preparation for police equipment such as sirens, radios, and lighting, special badging, and inoperable rear door handles, windows, and door locks. It also came with the option for a rear vinyl bench seat and front cloth bucket or bench seats, both cloth front and rear seats, or vinyl front and rear seats. It also offered preparation for a criminal cage to be installed between the front and rear seats. The foglamps seen on the LT, LTZ, & SS were optional in 2008 & stayed as an option until 2012 which did away with that option. The 9C1 & 9C3 also had the option of having the spoiler seen on the LT, & LTZ until being replaced by the spoiler that is on the SS & other models in 2009. The police sedans received the FlexFuel in 2008 feature to compete against the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, which also received a similar feature allowing it to utilize E85. Also updated were the 9C1 and 9C3 trim levels for the Police Package models, which did not have the civilian SS's 303 horsepower (226 kW) V8 engine, but used the 3.9 liter (237 cu in) V6.[46] Police Sedans utilized the SS radiator and cooling system as an upgrade from the standard 3.9 liter engine (used in the Impala LTZ). GM did not wish to design a specific radiator and cooling system to equip a low-production V8 police vehicle. Also, the heavy-duty steel wheels were not redesigned, and as such, the Police Sedan used the original center caps or the older style wheel covers from the 8th generation model. The 9C1 and 9C3 were equipped with an external trunk lock tumbler starting in 2008. Neither feature was available for the civilian version of the car. The 9C1 and 9C3 police models had the standard wood grain for the 2006 model year until 2007 which was replaced by an aluminized interior trim. For the 2012 model year both the 9C1 & 9C3 have different end caps where the fog lamps are on the LT & LTZ trims on the front end bumper, received 17-inch wheels with new wheel covers, and the same LFX V6 that powers the civilian Impala. The pre-existing Caprice PPV will succeed the Impala 9C1 when it concludes production in 2016. Until then, the Caprice 9C1 and Impala 9C1 will be offered simultaneously.


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1965 Chevrolet Impala Lowrider Police Car Model "Speed Limit 65" 1965 Lowrider Police Car
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Raymond Security Chevrolet Impala Raymond Security
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Chevrolet Impala Crystal Lake Park District Police Department Car Crystal Lake (Illinois) Park District Police Department
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Chevrolet Impala Lakemoor Police Department Car Lakemoor Police Department
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Chevrolet Impala Streamwood Police Department Car Streamwood Police Department
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Walmart Corporate Security Chevrolet Impala Walmart Corporate Security
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Chevrolet Impala Woodstock Police Department Car Woodstock Police Department
Woodstock, Illinois, USA

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Chevrolet Impala Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department Car Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department
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Chevrolet Impala Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department Car Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department
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Chevrolet Impala Lake County Forest Preserve District Police Car Lake County Forest Preserve District Police
Lake County, Illinois, USA

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McHenry County Sheriff Chevrolet Impala McHenry County Sheriff
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Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) Chevrolet Impala Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC)
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