Ram 1500 Police Truck
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Chrysler introduces the Ram 1500 Police Truck

The Chrysler Group announced this morning that they would be offering a new police vehicle that would join the popular Dodge Charger Pursuit with the introduction of the new Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Special Service package – a specially equipped police truck powered by the popular 5.7L Hemi V8.
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Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford have all offered up their latest police vehicles but following the introduction of the Ford Explorer police vehicle, Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand has rolled out their new Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Special Service package. The Ram 1500 Special Service package is based on the top-selling Ram Crew Cab with a four wheel drive configuration and the powerful 5.7L Hemi V8 which has been fitted with 100,000 mile spark plugs and a larger oil cooler to handle the added abuse of police work.

This engine of the Ram 1500 Police Truck offers 390 horsepower, 407lb-ft of torque and a 3.92 rear axle ratio so while being able to go just about anywhere, this powerful police pickup will run down just about any speeder on the road. The standard 5.7L Hemi found in the consumer level Ram 1500 also features Chrysler’s fuel saving technology including Multiple Displacement Systems (MDS), so this purpose built police truck should also impressive fuel economy for a vehicle of this size. This truck is also able to tow 10,000 pounds and haul 1,455 pounds, so it can serve as a general utility vehicle for the police when not in hot pursuit.

Ram 1500 Police Truck Package

The Ram 1500 Special Service package then adds a 220 amp alternation with wiring harnesses run for items like police lighting, a siren, an on board computer system, and radar or camera systems to prepare the Ram 1500 Special Service package for all of an officer’s electrical needs.

There is a unique engine hour counter on the dash as well as an idle hour counter and a 110v interior plug allows the officer to plug in any other instruments not hard wired into the truck’s electrical system. On the outside, the Ram 1500 Police package includes the new RamBox which is designed to carry firearms for hunters – so we can expect that a police officer’s shotgun will nestle right down into the bed side.

The Chrysler Group has also covered this new Ram 1500 Special Services Police package in a similar black and white exterior scheme as the Charger, with a bull bar up front and police logos on the doors and bedsides.

Check out the gallery on the right for a closer look at the new Ram 1500 Special Services Police truck.

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