What’s Under the Hood of a Police Car?


Published January 5, 2019 at 11:39 pm


Police cars are a fairly common sight in any city — you’ve surely seen quite a few of them during your regular commutes to work or school. But, aside from the obvious stuff like sirens, what separates them from regular vehicles?

For those who have pondered this question, police have uploaded a video that gives an inside look at a standard Peel Regional Police vehicle.

The PRP’s most popular cruiser is the Dodge Charger, made suitable for police work with certain modifications.

“Some of the differences between a police Charger and a regular Charger would be things like a higher output alternator, bigger brakes, and bigger struts,” says Patrick Bareuther, fleet technician for Peel police.

Police get their Chargers with a blank white exterior, allowing them to add on vinyl stickers that give the police vehicles their standard look.

They also include information on the vehicle such as the PRP’s phone number and website.

“These cars are out there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they’re used by our front-line officers,” says Cst. Harinder Sohi.

Inside the vehicle, officers have access to a computer, radio, and a panel that allows them to adjust the lights and sirens.

For a more detailed look, check out the video here:

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