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Dodge to fully equip police cars

by David Zatz on

For 2012, Mopar announced six factory-installed police-equipment packages for the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, so they can be ready right from the manufacturer.

The packages were designed with Crown North America and include emergency lighting, audible warning, communications, and safety equipment from suppliers including Whelen, Setina, and Havis. Mopar conducted extensive testing of the packages.

2012 Dodge Charger police car

“Our new packages simplify the police-vehicle order and upfit process,” said Peter Grady, Chrysler Group LLC’s Vice President of Network Development and Fleet. “With Mopar police equipment, we can deliver quality turn-key police vehicles in a predictable order-to-delivery time.”

The base police prep package for the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit includes the following:

  • Wire Harness: Provides power, ground, and fusing for LED, lighting, siren, computer, modem, radar, or camera systems; integrates with the Vehicle Systems Interference Module (VSIM) 24-way connector and the 12-pin connector at the console.
  • Power Distribution Center (PDC): Contains the fusing and relays for circuits contained in the wire harness, supplied from the battery with two 100-amp main fuses (separated for departments that wish to control some circuits with a timing device). The PDC can accept timer systems’ output and channel it to cameras, computers, modems, and printer systems.
  • Slide-out Trunk Tray: a 37.5-inch by 19-inch mounting surface for electrical and communications gear. Locking slides provide the movement, allowing easier access. An industry-first integral ground buss bar helps eliminate poor grounding, the most common equipment issue. The tray is adjustable for a variety of equipment heights and needs.
  • Trunk Air-circulation Fan: Stabilizes trunk temperature, helping electronic equipment to function properly by circulating heated or cooled air from the driver’s compartment into the trunk area.
  • Siren Speaker: 100-watt siren driver certified to meet SAE Class A and California Title XIII requirements when matched with an appropriate amplifier; mounted behind the grille, and does not impact engine cooling.

slide-out trunk tray

The 2012 quick order packages are:

  • Base Prep Police Package (AYE): as described above
  • Patrol Package 1 (AYF): police floor console, front-corner LED lamps, rear-corner LED lamps, front and rear wire harness, power-distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan
  • Patrol Package 2 (AYH): police floor console, push bumper, front and rear wire harness, power-distribution center, siren speaker and bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan
  • Patrol Package 3 (AYM): push bumper, police floor console, front corner LED lamps, rear corner LED lamps, front and rear wire harness, power distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk tray and trunk accessory cooling fan
  • Slick Top Police Package 1 (AYN): police floor console, front and rear wire harness, power-distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan
  • Slick Top Police Package 2 (AYP): front-corner LED lamps, rear-corner LED lamps, front and rear wire harness, power distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan

In addition to the six packages, 24 Mopar parts may be ordered separately: the push bumper, siren speaker and bracket, grille lights, front and rear corner LED lights, side lights, visor lights, overhead light bars (full and limited feature versions), rear deck lights (normal and full width), police floor console, Can-Com siren system, floor mats, trunk tray, trunk cooling fan, spare tire relocation bracket, front and rear wire harnesses, power distribution center, splash guards, hitch receiver, and towing wire harness.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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