2018 Ford Police Interceptor® | Safety Features | Ford.com

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75-MPH Rear Crash-Tested*

Police Interceptor® continues a tradition of extreme officer protection. The full-size spare tire secured in the factory location is necessary to achieve the 75-mph rear-impact crash-test performance attributes. Ford SPACE (Side Protection And Cabin Enhancement) Architecture, along with structural reinforcement, works to protect officers on the job.
*The full-size spare tire secured in the factory location is necessary to achieve police-rated 75-mph rear-impact crash-test performance attributes.
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Level IV+ Ballistic Door Panels

Tested and meets the requirements of NIJ Standard 0108.01 Level IV:

  • .30-06 M2 AP 166 gr (7.62 x 63 APM2 10.8 g)

Designed to withstand special threat rounds:

  • 7.62 x 54R LPS 9.65 g
  • 7.62 x 51 mm M61 9.75 g (.308 Winchester 150.5 gr)

In addition, Level IV includes all of the NIJ Level III and LAPD rounds listed in Level III.

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Level III Ballistic Door Panels

Tested and meets the requirements of NIJ Standard 0108.01 Level III:

  • 7.62 x 51 mm 9.7 g M80 (.308 Winchester 150 gr)

Per LAPD requirements, they’re also designed to withstand special threat rounds:

  • 7.62 x 39 mm MSC 7.9 g (Type 56)
  • 5.56 x 45 mm M193 3.36 g
  • 5.56 x 45 mm M855 4 g

Structural Integrity

In the event of a crash, advanced safety technology helps to absorb the energy of the collision and to direct the impact forces away from the occupants. Additionally, crumple zones are strategically placed in the frame or body of the vehicle, further absorbing and dissipating the energy of a crash to reduce intrusion into the occupant compartment.

Personal Safety System™

The standard Personal Safety System employs a network of sophisticated sensors that control the operation of the vehicle’s airbags* and front safety belts. It assesses the size of the occupant seated in the passenger seat, determining what airbags to deploy during a collision. Sensors are also programmed specifically to distinguish between rounds being fired from a gun and the impact of a collision, to prevent inadvertent deployment during a firefight.
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*Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.
Ford police interceptor airbags deployed

Safety Canopy® System

The standard Ford Safety Canopy System deploys side-curtain airbags for outside passenger head protection in the event of a rollover accident. They are designed to inflate between an occupant’s head and the side window, even when an occupant’s head is leaning toward the window.
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Side Airbags

Standard side airbags are mounted in the upper outside edge of the front driver and passenger seat backs.