Why do Canadian and American law officials only use North American vehicles? Why don’t they drive foreign cars?

Updated Nov 20, 2019

Back in the early 90s, I asked a Southern California police officer why all of their new cars were the goofy-looking Chevrolet Caprice. Previously, there was a mix of earlier, boxy-looking Caprice, and also the Ford Crown Victoria.

He said that, by that point, the Chevy was the only model available with a “police package”. This meant a certain engine, plus a stronger wheel suspension, and stronger electrical system. There might have been a different automatic transmission system.

He called it the, “Shamu-mobile”.

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