Here is a look at the new Ford Interceptor, the new face of the Londonderry Police Department. When the police found out that Ford had discontinued the Crown Victorias the department went looking for the vehicle that would best suit the department’s needs.
Chief William Hart, Capt. Gerald Dussault and Lt. Timothy Jones gave a PowerPoint presentation to the Budget Committee in September 2012 on how the department can save money, in addition to having room in the budget for the new cruisers. The vehicles are paid for through the cruiser maintenance trust fund, which contains about $160,000. The new fleet is expected to cost about $110,000, but that amount could change.
Every three years, the department signs a lease for new cruisers, all the old cruisers are being traded into Ford of Londonderry. The new vehicles will be outfitted with new gear and equipment. Existing radios and laptops can be used in the new vehicle, but the Interceptors will need new cages and other vehicle specific equipment.