Used Police Cars

A police car, police cruiser, squad car, radio car, or patrol car is a vehicle used by police forces in the United States to patrol and temporarily detain and transport individual criminal suspects. The use of police cars has basically replaced the ritual of officers or constables "walking a beat" in most jurisdictions. Supporters of community policing have also asked police departments to persuade officers to spend less time in their vehicles and more time walking the streets and intermingling with the community.

Used police cars refer to second-hand cars purchased by the police department in order to economize on the expenses required in purchasing a brand new car. It is a known fact that a police car needs to possess a standard set of requirements as the job of a police officer involves a lot of risks and dangers. These cars need to possess speed, power, and sturdiness, as police officers are often required to pursue criminals or offenders in such cars. To purchase such cars, the department is required to shell out a lot of money. As such, many departments prefer purchasing used police cars.

Police cars are usually normal cars, which are upgraded with a police package generally offered by the manufacturers themselves. The police package often alters the car in order to facilitate greater durability, speed, and capability for high mileage driving. It is also required to support the use of the electronic equipment used by police officers on patrol. These changes are made to improve performance and to increase the car's longevity, which usually lasts from 7 to 12 years.