Nevada Highway Patrol Retires Last Crown Vic, Chargers And Explorers Now Favored

Ford long-lasting symbol of automotive law enforcement is slowly but surely becoming extinct across America.

The latest Crown Victoria casualty belongs to the Nevada Highway Patrol, who just retired their last unit according to News3 Las Vegas, something trooper Jason Buratczuk found “bittersweet”.

NHP interim chief, John O’Rourke shares the trooper’s feelings, saying that even he used to drive a Crown Vic back in the day, a car that even managed to push a semi at one point.

“It has plenty of room in the back seat for prisoners. The trunk area is large enough for us to put all our equipment,” added O’Rourke, while the NHP’s garage managed confirmed that it was a very reliable car.

Of course, the newer cars, such as the Dodge Chargers and Ford SUVs are a lot more fuel-efficient and modern, something the Crown Vic was never good at.

“We can take phone calls from dispatchers without having to pull over. And then when we initiate a traffic stop, we can initiate our lights right from the steering wheel.”

Still, more modern doesn’t necessarily mean more special.

“We have visitors come from all over the world. We had some German police officers come down to the office and wanted to trade some patches and get a tour of our vehicles. We had the brand new Chargers that just came in. They didn’t want to look at the Chargers. They wanted to look at the Ford Crown Victoria. I said, ‘You don’t want to check out the new Chargers?’ The German police officer said, ‘This is the iconic police car,” concluded the trooper.

  • kachuks

    Cop motor, cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks…

  • Jason Miller


  • Adi

    The end of an era.

  • xDRAN0x

    RIP Brick on wheels.

  • DM

    Indeed the most iconic police car ever.
    The rarest police cars I’ve ever seen are some Chrysler 300Cs in Mexico. Replaced now by the new Taurus.

  • Shane

    Say what you want about American cars or Ford, but these, the Town Car, and Grand Marquis were some reliable tanks.

    • brn

      So are newer American cars.

  • S3XY

    Charger > Crown Vic. That LED tail light at night… CV still a legend.

The Koenigsegg Regera Is A 1,500 HP Single-Gear Torque Monster

A twin-turbo V8 and no less than three electric motors are mated to a revolutionary transmission.

Army Green Wide-Body Audi RS6 Avant Is Ready For The Apocalypse

This matte green RS6 comes from South Africa and has been fitted with many custom parts.

Toyota Could Kill Off Some U.S. Models If Trump Enforces Tariffs

Depending on Trump’s decision, some might be produced locally while others could be withdrawn.

Breaking: Sergio Marchionne Out As FCA and Ferrari CEO Following Complications With Surgery

Marchionne’s condition has “worsened significantly in recent hours” .

Is $65,000 Crazy Money For A 2019 Ram 1500 Truck?

The Ram 1500 Limited is the nameplate’s flagship version, costing as much as a base-spec Porsche Cayenne.

Trade Secrets From GM, Toyota, Tesla, More Exposed After Data Breach

Anyone with an internet connection and some knowledge could access sensitive information.

Bugatti Recalls Two Chirons, Will Fly The Seats To France To Fix The Airbags

Bugatti goes to great lengths to ensure it takes good care of its vaunted customers, .

Ken Block’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth Destroyed By Fire After Rally Crash

Ken Block’s Ford Escort is no more, but thankfully both he and his co-driver got out without any injuries.

New BMW X5 Makes Dynamic Video Debut In Official Launch Film

The fourth-gen X5 is more mature and versatile than ever and is priced closely to its predecessor .

Dark Blue 2019 Aston Martin Vantage Cuts A Dash On The Streets Of Montreal

It might not look as elegant as its predecessor, but it sure is a lot more aggressive .