CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department has received delivery of the first of 500 new Police Interceptors it’s buying from Ford Motor Co. for $15 million.
That works out to $30,000 each for Ford’s next generation of police cars that are replacing the Crown Victoria.
It also means job security and a powerful economic boost for the South Side.
The cars have lots of cop bells and whistles, like bullet-proof doors and stab-proof seats.
They’re powerful and fuel efficient and have all-wheel drive.
They are said to be safer than the old Crown Vics, with better handling and braking.
The Interceptors are built at Ford’s assembly plant on Torrence Avenue on Chicago’s South Side.
The company added nearly 2,000 workers on the assembly line and supply facility to build the cars.