File this one under milestones we’re especially proud to share: More than 10,000 Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedans across the U.S. are now equipped with the Officer Protection Package. The package is available at no additional cost to law enforcement agencies thanks to an alliance between FCA US LLC and InterMotive, Inc.
“The Officer Protection Package is the latest layer of safety to be built into our Charger Pursuit,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America. “We knew it was the right thing to do for all the men and women who protect us on a daily basis, and we are gratified to know that over 10,000 of these heroes now have a better chance of avoiding rear ambush occurrences. I’m also pleased to announce that we will continue to offer this package free of charge on our 2019 model-year Dodge Charger Pursuits.”
The Officer Protection Package combines InterMotive’s Surveillance Mode Module™ with FCA’s Fleet Safety Group technology – ParkSense® rear park assist system1 and ParkView® rear backup camera1 – to alert officers when movement at the rear of the vehicle is detected.
If the system detects motion, a chime will sound to alert the officer of potential danger in the area. The officer can immediately see what is behind the vehicle via the camera monitor. At the discretion of the local law enforcement agency, the tripped sensors can also be programed to automatically initiate any or all of the following: a signal for the doors to lock, front windows to roll up, reverse lights to turn on and taillights to flash, giving the officer a few critical extra seconds to assess and react to the situation.
Agencies interested in learning more about the Officer Protection Package should watch the video below, visit the FCA Law Enforcement website, call us directly for additional information or, better yet, do all three.
1Always check entire surroundings visually before backing up.