In June of 2000, the Post was issued its first cruiser. Car 22 was a 1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, downed from regular road patrol. It had 120,000 miles on it, but suited our needs perfectly. The Post decided to add equipment, and through money raised by fund-raisers, we added corner strobes, and a taillight flashing system. We also added a CD changer, with the changer and labor being donated by Post members.
In March 2002, after a year and a half of service, Car 22 was downed due to a bad transmission and other mechanical problems. The Post was then issued Car 11, a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, with only 29,000 miles on it. It was previously a road patrol unit, then a lieutenant's take home vehicle, and then the School Resource Officer's car. This car was a very nice step up for the Post. All the extra equipment from car 22 was transferred over to car 11. The Post has also added a directional arrow stick, a halogen piercer to the front of the lightbar, and an extra switch box to the car.
In June of 2002, the CSO program was being canceled. Up until this time, the Post had also used the 2 CSO cars for our details. Since both of these cars would no longer be available, the Post asked for a second car. A week later, the Post was also issued car 9 as a temporary second car. Car 9 was a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, with 109,000 miles.
of 2002, Car 9 was downed, and the Post was permanently issued car 8,
also a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with 116,000 miles.