SG Police invest in new fleet vehicles

By on February 22, 2013

by Elizabeth Rago
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police Department recently invested in its mission, “To affirmatively promote a feeling of security and safety for every member of our community,” with the addition of three Ford Interceptors, a vehicle specifically designed for law enforcement professionals. The purposeful features included in the new vehicles promote an extra element of safety for the 21-officer force and the Sugar Grove community.

The 2013 Ford sedan model features a 3.5L V6 engine, as well as braking and suspension systems created specifically to perform with advanced control under the daily stress law enforcement vehicles typically undergo.

Sugar Grove Police Sgt. Tom Barna has been pleased with the operation of the vehicles thus far, especially on the windswept highways of Sugar Grove. A self-activating system built within the Interceptor evenly distributes torque, allowing the car to anticipate inclement conditions, providing traction before the wheels of the vehicle start to slip.

“The all-wheel drive of the Interceptor handles well in the winter weather we have recently experienced, compared to the slipping that we experienced in our other vehicles,” Barna said.

Keeping officers safe when responding to calls in situations with dangerous road conditions is just one of the 2013 Ford Interceptor’s strengths. Offering stability, protection and efficiency in several capacities, including Level III ballistic front-door panels, police-tuned suspension and a high-volume cooling system, the Interceptor boasts all heavy-duty components and a focus on driver control, comfort and capability.

Protecting officers and investing in quality equipment goes hand in hand with Sugar Grove’s mission to provide a safe, comfortable environment for its citizens. The 2013 Ford Interceptor will reinforce that mission statement

The Sugar Grove Police Department recently took delivery of three Ford Police Interceptors . 	            Photos by Patti Wilk

The Sugar Grove Police Department recently took delivery of three Ford Police Interceptors . Photos by Patti Wilk

Sgt. Tom Barna and Sgt. Gary Fineli took time out to get the cars ready to be photographed. The interior driver's side is loaded with on-board video surveillance and computer and radio systems.

Sgt. Tom Barna and Sgt. Gary Fineli took time out to get the cars ready to be photographed. The interior driver’s side is loaded with on-board video surveillance and computer and radio systems.

The on-board rifle mount is located over the right shoulder of the driving officer and is securely mounted.

The on-board rifle mount is located over the right shoulder of the driving officer and is securely mounted.