The new 2016 model F-150 special service vehicle package gives law enforcement fleets a selection of configurations. Available in XL trim for either F-150 SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, customers can opt for the package in a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain, along with the 5.0-liter V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
Ford replaced the rear-area carpeting in its 2016 model F-150 with easier-to-clean vinyl flooring for the police package, while also swapping out the standard rear seat for a vinyl bench. K-9 units should appreciate that change up, as this photo illustrates.
A high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for the extended engine idle times often required in police operations.
Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization. Yet the truck can still fit five people inside.
Stephen Tyler, police marketing manager for Ford, said the addition of the F-150 gives law enforcement officers extra space and a cargo box they can load with equipment.
Ford is also offering a new factory-installed front interior visor light bar that provides a “stealth appearance” for police agency patrol vehicles.
Ford’s Stephen Tyler says the low-profile “stealth” light bar unit is fully integrated where the headliner and top of the windshield meet to improve driver visibility.
A Ford police SUV with the new visor lightbar turned off, putting it in "stealth" mode.