Ford Police Interceptor® | Purpose-Built Features | Ford.com

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Interior of ford police interceptor utility

Ergonomic Interior

The driver’s seat is six-way power-adjustable with lumbar support. The foam in both front seats is specially sculpted to accommodate officers’ utility belts, making it easier to buckle in safely. The seat bottom side bolsters are specially cut to address frequent entering and exiting the cabin all day. Anti-stab plates installed in the seat backs provide an added degree of safety.
Close up of a ford police interceptor utility door tether

Door Tethers

The front doors on the Police Interceptor® Utility have supplemental tethers to strengthen the hinge action during police work.

Specialized Rear Seating

Access to the second-row passenger area is eased by wide-opening rear doors. The simplified rear door panels have no map pockets or cupholders, reducing opportunities to hide contraband. Unique hidden door lock plungers, accessible from the front-row door jambs, are manually activated to secure occupant containment in the second row. Both the rear seat and the floor are covered in heavy-duty vinyl to ease cleaning.
Rear seating of the ford police interceptor utility

Driver-Distraction Solutions

To help minimize distraction, optional remappable switches are engineered into the steering wheel. When connected to various equipment, these switches can help officers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Standard Bluetooth® allows pass-through voice commands to mobile devices at the push of a button.
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Ford police interceptor utility steering wheel switches
A ford police vehicle key

Fleet/Exterior Locks

A simple fleet key addresses key-management issues, making it easier and potentially more cost-effective for police agencies. The Police Interceptor® key does not have a microchip, to minimize replacement cost. In addition, power failure will not inhibit access. Available keyed-alike keysets allow use of just one key for a full Police Interceptor fleet. Four keys are provided standard with every vehicle for convenience.
 


Non-original equipment can adversely impact vehicle crash performance. For example, push-bars could adversely affect air bag deployment in frontal impacts and prisoner barricades could result in head and neck trauma in high-speed rear impacts. Due to the variability of equipment installed, based on individual law-enforcement agency requirements, Ford does not test aftermarket equipment for functionality with Ford components. Law enforcement must balance needs for function and other officer safety concerns when equipping police vehicles with non-original equipment.