No, I’m not getting my Crown Vic back. I am accepting an assignment in the Detective Bureau, overseeing Burglary/Pawn, Auto Theft, and Economic/Cyber Crimes. It has been four years since I left DB for another stint on the street. I will miss the K9 Unit, but this is an opportunity I did not think would come around.
Later in the week, I will hand over the keys and fobs for this 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) to another sergeant. I hope she enjoys it as much as my aging back did. The upright seating and roominess alleviated the need for NSAIDs for the little while that I had it.
I thought the platform was stable at speed, very maneuverable, and not as truck-like as I would have thought. The 2 wheel drive PPV got at least one high rate “blue light special” run (you guess the speed) while I was at the helm. I was impressed.
With the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on the
endangered soon-to-be-extinct species list, I think this police SUV will help pick up the slack. With a generally comparable price and mileage, and a higher resale value than a Vic, it is a smart choice. I think the larger truck is also safer for the officer/deputy.
So, just as the Chevy was winning me over with its talents, I will be relegated to a…Camry. Dang it.