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More Ford Police Interceptor Utility Orders Being Cancelled

Over the past several months, FoMoCo has been cancelling orders for a number of its hotter models and pushing them to the next model year as demand exceeds its production capacity. Most recently, that list includes the 2022 Ford Transit Connect van, 2022 Ford Escape crossover, and 2022 Ford Maverick pickup. In the meantime, Ford is still building what it calls “vehicles on wheels” – models that are missing certain parts, 40,000 or so of which are expected to be shipped out by the end of the year. However, as Ford Authority reported last month, a number of Ford Police Interceptor Utility orders have also reportedly been cancelled lately, causing issues for police departments across the country. Now, it seems as if even more have been nixed, according to the Boothbay Register.

Back in February, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department in Maine received authorization to purchase two Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from a local dealer, Quirk Ford. However, when late October rolled around, the department received notification from the automaker itself that its order had been cancelled.

“This has left us scrambling. I don’t know whether it’s supply chain issues or what. All I know is they told us they couldn’t fill the order,” said Sheriff Todd Brackett.

This situation is essentially identical to ones facing other police departments around the country, which have had their Ford Police Interceptor Utility orders cancelled without any sort of reason being given. Recently, a spokesperson for the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas was told that Ford has canceled multiple orders for that particular model across the country recently. The automaker didn’t provide an explanation for why this is happening, though it’s likely due to supply chain constraints, as has typically been the case.

We’ll have more on current supply chain constraints soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Police Interceptor Utility news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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  1. Thurston Munn

    I can tell you that here in Okla. The state patrol, counties and cities are replacing their fleets with Dodge sedans, Dodge P/Us and Chevy Tahoe’s by the bunches. The Ford fleets are disappearing quickly

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    1. Davido49

      It’s not by choice my friend. All know the Explorer Interceptor esp Hybrid version is by far the most desirable police vehicle. It’s all supply constraints. Dodge doesn’t have the orders Ford does. Ford will get it caught up.

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      1. Thomas Becker

        I have heard that Ford is getting out of the Police car business because with the parts shortage on non Police models is so hard to keep in demand. So this is great news for Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Durango PPV as for Tahoe and Durango will fill the supply in demand.

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        1. RWFA

          Given the marginal profit on the PI is greater than on other similar trim levels, there’s no chance Ford is leaving this market segment

          @Richard, it’s highly unlikely that you know what Ford’s fully accounted cost is. But I do have a question that relies on your expertise. Do your local PD’s do their own service or bring their vehicles in to your shop?

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          1. Richard Jensen

            There was no margin on police vehicles. They were sold at cost. But for 2023 Ford has raised the price by $8,000 so now they cost retail.

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          2. Richard Jensen

            I am the mechanic that works on my city’s police vehicles (and fire vehicles, EMS, city admin, etc). However if a vehicle is under warranty, I will send it to Ford to be fixed.

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        2. Wes

          Ford has 75% market share in the Police Fleet Market. They’re not going to give up that lucrative market.
          BRING BACK THE CROWN VIC!

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  2. Jean

    Not a surprise Ford is anti law enforcement. The CEO Jim Farley is a pure Communist. This is not the Ford our families loved, they are the most un-American car manufacturer out there.

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    1. RWFA

      Oh please get your head out. Such nonsense sock puppetry talk.

      UnAmerican? By almost any measure, except to fascist “patriots”, Ford is the most American OEM on the planet.

      The ignorance, idiocy and dishonesty driving comments like yours is pathetic.

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      1. Davido49

        Exactly by far! Most investment most employees most factories in US etc. Trolls . Lol

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    2. Davido49

      Absolutely not. Total lies. Nice try though. You trolling this page? Lol

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    3. Thomas Becker

      You stand correct as most of those who make the Ford PPV’s hate their job and are very anti Police and most likely the younger liberal Democratic Liberals their parents were not. As this younger generation doesn’t have the honor and respect for Law Enforcement their baby boomer parents generation did have.

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      1. RWFA

        Oh boomer, do you even realize how stupid such generalizations sound?

        Your statement has the feel of a small child making up “facts” to try and bolster their “argument”.

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        1. Tony A

          Can that crap. if it wasn’t for us boomers, who had the determination and drive to create the innovations in this country like the Apollo space program, a credible deterrent to communism ( sounds like that would REALLY bug you), the HEMI powerplant; and what’s your collective claim to fame? Facebook and CRT? Self drivers for the lazy to CHECK their Facebook or eat their burgers or take that nap? Take your crap and try to give it to somebody who gives a damn.

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          1. LG

            I am a baby boomer. Our generation sat on the floor and watched the Apollo missions with our siblings and classmates. And just like Hemi’s , Apollo ingenuities were designed and initially built by our parents. Gates, Woz, and probably Bezos could be considered Boomers, but you didn’t mention them. As for Ford PI, I can tell you after wearing 2 seniority stars (that’s 40+ years in LE) and being somewhat of a car geek, that Ford PI blows GM & Chrysler away. Our motor pool guys used to say the same thing.

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          2. RWFA

            LoL. You don’t even know what a boomer is do you?

            Nice try trying to take credit for Apollo which was done by the greatest generation. As Apollo 10 landed, the oldest of boomers were literally just leaving their teens and the youngest were literally still crapping in their diapers.

            Doubling down with bogus Hemi references on a car site? My god, you are horrifically ignorant.

            My combustion professor literally developed Chrysler Hemi engines in the early 1950’s based off work Chrysler did during WW2 (look up Chrysler IV-2220 P-47 engine*. Also the first hemispherical combustion chambers are about 100 years old); my prof was born about 25 years before the baby boom started. So ROFL.

            So as suggested, I wrote this for the folks who do give a damn because you are clearly a damn idiot and a fool.

            As a boomer myself, morons like you are an embarrassment to our generation.

            * From Wiki: “The IV-2220 first flew on 26 July 1945, mounted on a converted P-47D-15-RE which was intended to serve as the prototype for the new P-47H series using this engine. A second example followed, but the war was already over and the need for a new engine in the Jet Age was gone.” (There is video of it in YouTube as well. This engine made for a very streamlined nose on the otherwise blunt P-47!)

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  3. Tommy

    It looks like Ford is now Woke and defunding the police in their own little way. Ford needs some ‘splainin’ to do. Not a good look for Ford.

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    1. RWFA

      LoL. Admit it, there is no rational explanation that will satisfy you because you have a twisted agenda.

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      1. Davido49

        NO its truth. Period. Ford Is by far most American. Never bankrupt. Builds more police Interceptor vehicles than anyone an the best ones by far. Why are you on this page? Your a Ford lover too!? I totally understand. We give only facts here.

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        1. Richard Jensen

          The 2020+ Ford Explorer has been absolute junk. The previous generation was FAR more reliable. But what do I know, I just am the one that makes the appointments for service at the dealer when they are under warranty. Or is needing new driveline components with 10-20k miles your idea of “the best”?

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  4. Dustin

    The Police Dept where zi live just purchased 50 Toyoto police Suv(s). Police says they are the best they ever purchased.

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    1. RWFA

      Cool story Ivan.

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    2. Davido49

      YEA hahaha!! Doubtful. Any police dept that would is Un-American..BUT WE ALL KNOW your lying & trolling . Yoda can supply its jap-o-neeese police.

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    3. Davido49

      50 Yoda Suvs !! Lololol. Buy American bud. Yoda is for old ladies & commies.

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      1. Wes

        Most Toyotas are actually made in the US. The Venerable Crown Vic was actually made in Canada.
        I think if Toyota, Nissan, or Honda decided to make a ‘pursuit rated’ sedan or SUV, they would have a hit on their hands. Maybe even ‘birth’ the first ‘global cop car’. In Japan, the Toyota Crown (sold in the US as a Lexus) has long been a staple in their Police Fleets.

        It’s also a shame that the purpose-built Carbon Motors E7 Cruiser never made it to production. These problems could have been headed off.

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  5. Jon Doe

    With Ford’s poor quality and layoff of over 6,000 experienced engineers, I think that Ford is rapidly going down hill!

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    1. RWFA

      When those personnel were engaged in developing multiple platforms and component families based around an ICE powertrain, and a number of those platforms will be superseded by drastically simplified BEV powertrain components, you have to retire the guys who developed things like fuel tanks, engines, transmissions and RWD driveshafts (not to mention all the little parts in an ice engine like valve springs and rocker arms etc.) because not all of their skill sets are necessarily transferable into what is needed in the new cars where things like battery chemistry, electrical/electronic engineering and software will rule.

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  6. GaryB

    Good luck getting an answer from Ford. Their communication is terrible at best

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    1. RWFA

      It does seem to have considerable room for improvement. I wonder how much of this is Ford MC and how much is due to dealers.

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  7. Richard Jensen

    No mention of the $8,000 price increase for the 2023 Explorer Police Interceptor. How much of that is a motivating factor for Ford?

    Ford is so blatantly corrupt it’s astounding

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    1. RWFA

      Buy a dictionary. Look up the definition of corrupt because the word doesn’t mean what you think it means.

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      1. Richard Jensen

        Cancelling orders so that departments have to reorder the exact same product for $8,000 more per vehicle is the most absolute definition of corruption one could think of.

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        1. RWFA

          Given a fleet customer in the hand is better than not, I find it hard to believe that police fleet customers are not being given similar consideration as retail customers who were able to reorder without being nailed on price.

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  8. Devon

    Come 2024 when Chevy stops making the Tahoe ppv and dodge scraps the charger and Durango. We will be putting our officers on bicycles because this government forcing electric down our throats. Source copswest 2022.

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    1. JDE

      Honestly, I imagine if they could make enough of them and in turn get the commodities of scale pricing of the batteries down, the Mach E would make a decent Police car since many of these cars currently just sit idling most of the time anyway.

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  9. Stan Musil

    The early year Plymouth Gran Fury Salon with the 440 cu.in. Lean Burn system (police version) ruled the highways and roadways!

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    1. Wes

      “It’s got a Cop motor, a 440 inch cubic plant. It’s got Cop Suspension, Cop Tires, Cop Shocks…..”
      -Elwood Blues

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  10. Wes

    This is puzzling. Ford has a 75% Market Share in North American Police Fleets, and has kept that number fairly steady since the mid-90s. I know Police Fleet Managers, they long for the venerable Crown Victoria to make a comeback. They miss them. Current offerings from ALL manufacturers are not up to par with their expectations.
    BRING BACK THE CROWN VIC!

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    1. Elizabeth

      I also support bringing back the crown Vic! Give the cops a vehicle that has higher maintenance costs, chugs more fuel, is slower, has less power (therefore is even more slow once filled with equipment and overweight piggies), and way less safe!

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      1. Wes

        It was (and still is) a tough and dependable cruiser. It was the last American Sedan in production with an actual frame. Repairs were easy, the 4.6 2-valve while not a big power maker was fast enough to keep up, and a very reliable engine.
        Again, I know fleet managers. They miss the Crown Vic.

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        1. RWFA

          LoL I’ve not looked deeply into stats, but in pursuit, the fastest CV PI would be easily smoked by most entry level BEV’s.

          Also, regarding the frame, the CV wasn’t as safe in impact as the newer unit construction vehicles.

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  11. Wes

    Now, IMO, Ford could have easily updated the Vic with up to date safety features, and put the venerable 5.0 Coyote under the hood, and they would still would have had the best cruiser on the market.

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