Law enforcement agencies looking for a new way to securely transport prisoners between facilities have an innovative option to consider based on the all-new Ford Transit.
The 2015 Ford Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle concept, or Transit
PTV, features an upfit prisoner conveyance system Ford Motor Company
created with Warminster, Pennsylvania-based Havis Prisoner Transport
Solutions to showcase Transitâ€™s flexibility for law enforcement
applications. It offers space to carry as many as 12 prisoners in three
â€śTransit PTV is the latest
example of Fordâ€™s deep commitment to helping provide law enforcement
agencies with capable vehicles,â€ť said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford police
marketing manager. â€śThis concept proves Transit is upfit-ready and
designed to Built Ford Tough standards.â€ť
Transit PTV was designed
with input from Fordâ€™s Police Advisory Board, a group of law enforcement
professionals from across North America.
â€śMany Police Advisory
Board members have had the chance to drive this vehicle and they are
excited about it,â€ť said Honeycutt. â€śThis new vehicle is tough, smart and
efficient â€“ ideal for the needs of law enforcement agencies.â€ť
PTV is built on the all-new 2015 Ford Transit van, which offers the
most configuration choices among full-size vans to provide a vehicle
that meets the specific needs of buyers.
Transit is available in
three roof heights, two wheelbases, three lengths and four body styles.
It provides a range of powertrain choices with a lineup that includes
two gasoline engine options, an E85-capable 3.7-liter V6 and an
available 3.5-liter EcoBoostÂ® as well as an available 3.2-liter Power StrokeÂ® diesel.
Transit makes extensive use of boron steel, which has proven its durability through more than 7 million miles of testing.
is the sales leader in police vehicles, offering a wide array of
choices to meet the specialized needs of law enforcement agencies.
Transit PTV joins Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle, Special
Service Police Sedan, F-150 Special Service Vehicle and Expedition
Special Service Vehicle in the Ford law enforcement vehicle lineup.
Police Interceptor utility was the best-selling police vehicle in 2013 â€“
a trend that has continued through 2014, according to Ford analysis of
Polk police vehicle registration data. Together, Ford Police Interceptor
sedan and utility topped 25,000 units sold in 2013, with the utility
vehicle accounting for 56 percent of sales.