Ford to cops: St. Thomas-built Crown Vic is out


Dearborn — In June, Ford Motor Co. invited the heads of some of the nation’s largest police fleets to Dearborn to talk about the future of police cars.

For nearly two decades, that market has belonged to Ford’s Crown Victoria — a vehicle that departments from coast to coast have come to respect for its toughness and reliability. Now the Crown Vic is running out of road.

“They told us that 2011 would be the last year they build the Crown Vic,” said Larry Tagawa, commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Motor Transport Division. “But Ford also made a commitment to support departments with a new vehicle.”
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