In an effort to make it harder for lawbreakers to recognize the profile of their Police Interceptor Utility patrol cars, Ford announced the debut of a stealthy, sneaky front interior visor light bar. Thanks to this thing you’re not going to notice the cop car until it’s right up your bottom and flashing you.
The new sneaky light bar is designed to give Ford Police Interceptor Utility an unassuming, low-profile look, which is accomplished first and foremost by giving the car a bland and utterly featureless design. That’s deliberate, since this car is predominantly used by undercover patrol units. The elimination of the visible roof-mounted light bar was the logical thing to do.
So next time you suspected a car behind you might be the Five-O, look at the driver for telltale signs of an officer, i.e. kevlar vest, radio, etc. Or just don’t break the law.
“Today, agencies typically use aftermarket interior visor light bars that are somewhat bulky and can obstruct the field of vision – especially for taller officers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager for North American fleet, lease and remarketing operations. “This extremely low-profile unit is fully integrated where the headliner and top of the windshield meet, for tremendously improved driver visibility versus aftermarket alternatives.”