Back in September, The Blue Oval revealed the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150, which will arrive in early 2024 bearing a host of new features, along with updated styling. It was joined by revised versions of the off-road-focused Tremor and Raptor as well, but one model that was missing from that unveiling was the law enforcement-focused F-150 Police Responder. However, that particular model isn’t going away, and now, the 2024 Ford F-150 Police Responder has officially debuted as well.
Along with updated styling, the 2024 F-150 Police Responder comes equipped with an array of standard driver assist, connectivity, and software capabilities specifically designed to aid law enforcement. It’s also supported by Ford Pro’s suite of “always-on” connected vehicle services, such as its fleet management software that’s designed to reduce downtime and improve fuel consumption by as much as 50 percent.
The 2024 Ford F-150 Police Responder is adding a host of new features compared to the outgoing model, too. Those include Police Perimeter Alert, which magnifies situational awareness by monitoring the truck’s exterior for motion and potential threats, then automatically securing the vehicle and notifying the officer if it does detect a threat. Additionally, Police Engine Idle allows the officer to remove the key and get out of the vehicle without losing power to things like lights and sirens.
Meanwhile, Police Dark Car turns off the truck’s interior lights and dims the instrument cluster and dash lights when an officer is conducting surveillance and needs to avoid detection. A supplemental heated sanitization solution is on-board to heat up the cabin to over 133 degrees for 15 minutes to destroy 99 percent of viral concentration. Finally, the Ford Pro Upfit Integration System (UIS) is designed to simplify the process of adding extra equipment to the truck. Order banks for the 2024 Ford F-150 Police Responder are open now, and it’s expected to start shipping in early 2024.