The 2023 UAW strike against Ford and the rest of the Detroit Three ended in late October, with workers ratifying the new contract in November. As part of that contract, the automaker outlined its plans to invest upwards of $8 billion in its American plants. Surprisingly, almost every Ford vehicle and powertrain with roots in the United States will likely remain in production into 2028, unless the company changes its plans. And included along with the contract is the news that Ford F-150 Police Responder production will continue into 2028.
As the above screenshot of Ford’s planned investment demonstrates, the Ford F-150 Police Responder will likely remain in production through April 2028, which is when the newly ratified contract expires. The Responder is solely produced at the Kansas City Assembly plant, as Dearborn Truck is responsible for another variant of the venerable F-150: the Raptor. That said, both plants also produce the lineup in a broader sense, including the hybrid engine. That said, the 2024 Ford F-150 Police Responder cannot currently be ordered with the PowerBoost hybrid, as it is solely paired with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and as a SuperCrew. Like the civilian lineup, the Police Responder received its own refresh for the 2024 model year, and will also add a bevy of standard and optional safety equipment to its roster.
As Ford Authority previously reported, it is the second police variant produced by the automaker that will likely stick around into 2028. The Police Interceptor Utility – a variant of the Ford Explorer – is slated to continue its run at the Chicago Assembly plant through the end of the current UAW contract. Ford workers at Kansas City were among the first group to ratify the new contract, which came about via a tentative deal struck in late October.