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Monday, September 28, 2015

Frederick Police Department rolling out souped-up new cruisers

When Frederick police Sgt. Jay Brown hits the streets in one of the department’s new 2015 Ford Police Interceptors, it doesn’t take long for people to notice.

“I’ve had a couple of people come up to me saying, ‘Man, those are sweet! Those are nice. I didn’t know Frederick Police Department could afford something like that!’” Brown said with a laugh.

The department’s budget allowed it to buy a total of 12 vehicles: six marked interceptors, four unmarked sedans and two SUV-type vehicles referred to as “utility vehicles” by Ford, said Lt. Joseph Hayer, who oversees the department’s fleet. While the vehicles, all of which are built loosely on the frame of a Ford Taurus, were hardly free, the department made the most of the funds available to it, Hayer said.


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