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Police patrol fleet will soon be all-Tahoe.
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December 18, 2014



DETROIT – The County of Ventura (Calif.) is one of the first fleets to take delivery of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and they will soon be used by the county sheriff’s department while on patrol, Chevrolet announced today.

Once the existing Ford Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers are phased out, the County of Ventura’s patrol fleet will be comprised solely of Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs, starting with 25 by the end of this year with more to be phased in during 2015.

“The safety and ergonomics of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV are the key reasons for the sheriff’s department and our fleet operations team choosing this vehicle to replace their current patrol vehicles,” said Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations manager. “The visibility from the vehicle allows deputies to better spot incidents and react faster.”

For the first time, the Tahoe PPV is offered with 4-wheel-drive (4WD) capability. Tahoe PPV remains the only full-size, body-on-frame truck-based product on the market.

Off to a strong start, more than 6,500 Tahoe PPVs have been ordered since March when the vehicle was made available to police agencies and fleets.

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Ahh...Ventura...The stomping grounds where I grew up.

They have plenty police there and they are always visible. I'm sure they will be even more so once they're sporting these handsome Tahoes!
 

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The police departments around where I live have been taken over by a lot of Explorers. If you see a white Explorer, there is about a 50% chance it is a police vehicle or a government vehicle of some kind. I know of one Chevrolet SUV police car and it is used to carry the scales to weigh tractor trailers and 18 wheelers away from permanent scales.
 

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And yet the Caprice was reportedly deemed by most department too expensive to own and operate. ��
These are expensive but they offer a lot of space and utility.

I talked to local police about their Charger and they said the miss the room of the Crown Vic.
FHP hates their Chargers. Taller troopers can't fit and some of them spend more time in the maintenance garage than on the highway.
 

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Are these different from the "Fire Chief" Tahoes that have been here for over a month?
 

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Haven't seen any law enforcement owned Tahoes here yet. San Francisco seems to be buying up every new Taurus it can get, and the CHP seemingly went from all Chargers to all Explorers seemingly overnight.

FHP hates their Chargers. Taller troopers can't fit and some of them spend more time in the maintenance garage than on the highway.
How's that? They're covered by warranties just like civilian cars, so if there's an issue they'd be back at the dealers.
 
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