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Humberside, UK - Humberside Police has recently taken delivery of two Volvo V70 XC (Cross Country) all-wheel drive estates to carry out a range of duties across the force's 1356 square mile region. One minute the Volvos could be attending a road traffic accident in the Lincolnshire countryside and the next responding to a call in the centre of Hull.

Humberside Police already operates 42 Volvo V70 T5 estates and decided to add the Volvo V70 XC to its fleet in order to benefit from the model's four-wheel drive capabilities. The all-wheel drive technology and Volvo's TRACS anti-spin system automatically transfers power from spinning wheels to any offering grip so ensuring smooth progress on loose or slippery surfaces.

'Our officers have a large area of countryside to patrol in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire which can often throw up some very severe weather conditions, which is why we opted for the four wheel drive Cross Country models,' explained Humberside Police fleet and supplies manager Alan Hocking.

'The driver benefits from additional traction in poor weather, combined with the inherent safety features of the Volvo, enabling us to attend incidents quickly and safely even in the middle of winter,' he added.

Each Volvo V70 XC carries the standard traffic police supplies such as cones and sandbags, and will be leased to Humberside for either three years or 200,000 miles.

Humberside Police runs one of the biggest LPG fleets (280 cars) in the UK and is soon to begin a trial with the Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel model.

Volvo has supplied police cars for the past seven years. In 2001 Volvo sold 464 police vehicles in the UK.

Volvo offers police specification versions of its V70, V70 XC, S60 and S40 and V40 models, all of which are built at Volvo's Special Vehicles Workshop in Gothenburg. This facility enables Volvo to offer many factory built options specifically for police forces such as armour protection, a roof mounted light bar and dog compartment.
 

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Humberside Police already operates 42 Volvo V70 T5 estates and decided to add the Volvo V70 XC to its fleet in order to benefit from the model's four-wheel drive capabilities. B]



That is one heck of a rich Police Department!!! What do they do all day? Write speeding tickets?

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I lived in the UK 10 years ago, got my last ( 100.06mph ) speeding ticket the traffic police were diving an XJ40 Jaguar
 

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Holy crap German Shepards look different these days!! Thats a little extreme eh?
I couldn't imagine running away from that! If was a bad guy living in that town I'd go to las vegas and learn how to make tigers disapear before pulling any stunts in that place!!
 

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I hail from the north of England (but live in MD) and the Cumbrian police have been using T5 Wagons for years.

One of the traffic cops lives next door to my mum. He told me the fastest ticket he gave out was to a Porsche pilot doing 130+ on the M6.

He also told me that they are spread so thin that you can probably speed around all day on the A roads and not get caught.

I have seen Jag XJSs with police stripes in London (1980s).

The State Troopers in MD have a bunch of unmarked Mustangs that patrol I95 between the beltway i.e from Catonsville to Whitemarsh, mostly around the tunnels. I have seen a blue one, a red one and a white one. Maybe it's a patriotic thing. I drive that stretch a lot and have seen them over 20 times.
 
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