At the Ford Arizona Proving Ground, four law enforcers — Officer Terry Bykerk of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Police Department, Officer Don Spence of the Dundee, (Mich.) Police Department, Lieutenant John Leas of the San Diego (Calif.) Police Department, and Staff Sergeant Chris Whaley, Ontario (Canada) Provincial Police — put the Ford Police Interceptors to the test. They also tested vehicles from several competitors in a wide variety of settings. Be advised, these men were not paid for their participation, and their comments in the below series of videos are their own — their comments do not necessarily represent their respective agencies. During the intensive two-day session, the folks from Ford captured discussions and interviews with the officers and Ford engineers on video.
Ford's Next-Generation Police Interceptor
Officers Bykerk and Spence, Lieutenant Leas, and Staff Sergeant Whaley introduce themselves and then get to work testing acceleration, power, and performance of the new Interceptors on a 2.5 mile course.