Continuing to keep America's finest safe.
This isn’t something America’s police departments have to install themselves. No, this comes directly from the Ford factory, as we wrote about a few days ago. The latest Ford Police Interceptor, now offered with ballistic panels that protect against armor-piercing rifle ammunition. Offered on both the sedan and SUV, these panels have a US Department of Justice standard Type IV ballistic protection. Ford says these are the first "pursuit-rated" police vehicles in the country to offer this level of protection.
Ford says that "while the number of shootouts between police and criminals using high-powered, armor-piercing rifle ammunition is low, they are unfortunately becoming more common." Type III panels, already offered, are "rated to protect against all handgun and non-armor piercing bullets up to .30 caliber."