Hooniverse Asks Bonus: What Are Police Departments Replacing Crown Vics With?

8715469301_787fcb79f6_z I need your help. With the demise of the Ford Crown Victoria, thousands of police departments around the country are looking for replacement patrol cars. The alternatives are the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan (Taurus), the Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer), the Dodge Charger Pursuit, and the Chevy Caprice PPV. In the San Francisco Bay Area, which is made up of approximately 100 municipalities, there is no consensus. My town has not purchased any replacements and seems intent on driving its fleet of Crown Vics to the ground. The two small towns next to mine are slowly replacing their Crown Vics, one by one, with the Taurus and the Charger. In nearby Oakland, the police department just ordered a huge batch of Explorers. Click to see why I need your help. SFPD Tahoe I like lists. You may recall that I researched the ride of every Head of State in the world. Now, I want to find out what every municipality in the Bay Area is replacing their Crown Victoria police cars with. If you know because you live in the area or if you just want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on Google Images, then please let me know in the comment section below or tweet me @TamerlaneBlog. Here are all the municipalities, by county. I would also like to find out what each county sheriff is using. Thanks in advance. Based on my research so far, it seems like the Dodge Charger is the favorite. But who knows what the ultimate tally will be?

  • County of Alameda: Dodge Charger
    • Alameda: Ford Taurus
    • Albany: Dodge Charger
    • Berkeley
    • Dublin
    • Emeryville
    • Fremont: Dodge Charger
    • Hayward: Dodge Charger
    • Livermore
    • Newark: Dodge Charger
    • Oakland: Ford Explorer
    • Piedmont
    • Pleasanton
    • San Leandro
    • Union City
  • County of Contra Costa
    • Antioch
    • Brentwood
    • Clayton
    • Concord
    • Danville
    • El Cerrito: Chevy Caprice
    • Hercules
    • Lafayette: Dodge Charger
    • Martinez: Dodge Charger
    • Moraga: Crown Victoria
    • Oakley
    • Orinda: Ford Taurus
    • Pinole
    • Pittsburg: Dodge Charger
    • Pleasant Hill
    • Richmond: Chevy Caprice
    • San Pablo
    • San Ramon: Dodge Charger
    • Walnut Creek: Chevy Caprice
  • County of Marin
    • Belvedere
    • Central Marin: Dodge Charger
    • Fairfax
    • Mill Valley: Dodge Charger
    • Novato: Dodge Charger
    • Ross: Dodge Charger
    • San Rafael
    • Sausalito
    • Tiburon: Dodge Charger
  • County of Napa
    • American Canyon
    • Calistoga
    • Napa: Chevy Caprice
    • St. Helena
  • City and County of San Francisco: Ford Taurus
  • County of San Mateo
    • Atherton
    • Belmont
    • Brisbane
    • Burlingame
    • Colma
    • Daly City: Ford Taurus
    • East Palo Alto: Dodge Charger
    • Foster City
    • Hillsborough
    • Menlo Park
    • Pacifica
    • Redwood City
    • San Bruno
    • San Mateo
    • South San Francisco
  • County of Santa Clara
    • Campbell
    • Cupertino
    • Gilroy
    • Los Altos
    • Los Altos Hills
    • Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
    • Milpitas
    • Morgan Hill
    • Mountain View
    • Palo Alto
    • San Jose: Ford Explorer
    • Santa Clara
    • Saratoga
    • Sunnyvale: Ford Explorer
  • County of Solano
    • Benicia
    • Dixon
    • Fairfield
    • Rio Vista
    • Suisun City
    • Vacaville
    • Vallejo
  • County of Sonoma: Ford Taurus
    • Cloverdale
    • Cotati
    • Healdsburg
    • Petaluma
    • Rohnert Park
    • Santa Rosa
    • Sebastopol
    • Sonoma
    • Windsor

 

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