Lancashire Constabulary is increasing its fleet with the supply of greater than 120 new Skoda fashions that can tackle a wide range of roles, from day-to-day policing duties to roads policing and driver coaching.
Greater than 90 Skoda Scala hatchbacks will likely be used as commonplace response ‘beat’ automobiles – the workhorse of the pressure. They’re fitted with full police livery and built-in emergency warning methods.
A complete of 21 Skoda Excellent Hatches will be a part of the Roads Policing Unit and they’re geared up with Computerized Quantity Plate Recognition (ANPR), CCTV, lighting and warning gear, a message board within the rear window and a package service within the boot.
Moreover, 5 Karoq 4x4s will undertake rural duties and 4 Kamiq compact SUVs will likely be used as coaching autos.
The numerous order follows glorious suggestions from the pressure on Skoda’s reliability and suitability for a variety of duties.
“We have already got a superb monitor document with Skoda automobiles on our present fleet – a lot so our officers have purchased their very own,” mentioned Tony Deus, Head of Fleet at Lancashire Police.
“Increasing our fleet with this vital order of automobiles means we will full our duties understanding we now have dependable, reliable automobiles that match the invoice completely.
“There’s a superb pedigree that comes with Skoda police autos. They’re protected for our officers and we all know there’s the back-up of Skoda’s complete service.”
Skoda’s vary of automobiles could be specified by emergency service fleets for Ambulance, Police and Fireplace and Rescue groups throughout the UK through Skoda’s bespoke emergency service converters.
This consists of full integration of the emergency companies’ communications platform inside the current infotainment touchscreen and 360-degree lighting. Particular person buyer conversion necessities may also be catered for with Skoda’s accredited specialist converters.