Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw today proudly unveiled the new PGPD cruiser. The color scheme, the make and model, the technology – it all speaks to the future of this department. The last time our cruisers got a minimal makeover was in 1997.
Chief Magaw approached County Executive Baker about the need to replace the department’s aging fleet when he first became interim Chief, most importantly for the safety of our patrol officers. County Executive Baker immediately agreed.
This new cruiser has been more than a year in the making, when a team from the PGPD traveled to Detroit and Indiana to check out several makes and models and ultimately chose the Ford Interceptor. One unique feature: each cruiser will display the department’s Twitter handle - @PGPDNews. It’s part of Chief Magaw’s commitment to transparency and community outreach.
As of today, we’ll have 24 of the new cruisers out on the streets, with a total of 75 coming in this order.
Please take a moment and listen to Chief Mark Magaw talk about these exciting and welcome additions to the PGPD.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.