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River Falls police officers are now using an SUV to patrol the streets during their shifts. The newly equipped vehicle should offer better winter traction and give officers a higher vantage point to survey traffic. The rooftop emergency light bar, with reconditioned, bright LED lights, will also be easier for people to spot from farther away. Phil Pfuehler photo

This police vehicle a sizable upgrade

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Two decades of Crown Vic squad cars came to an end last year when Ford discontinued that long-used, well-established model.

Enter the next generation of squad sedans and SUVs, also made by Ford. The River Falls Police Department just added the Ford SUV Interceptor to its fleet of 10 marked and unmarked vehicles.

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After having all the equipment installed, the SUV squad hit the streets last week Wednesday.

Police Sgt. Matt Kennett gave it a thumbs up.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
(715) 426-1050
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