The Honda Jazz makes its debut as a Police Car this week with three models starting service as Patrol Cars with Surrey Police today (25 September). They are set to become a familiar sight to residents in Tandridge thanks to a joint initiative from Surrey Police, Tandridge District Council and Honda.
The three Jazzes were purchased as part of a joint safety initiative with Tandridge District Council to be used by NSOs (Neighbourhood Specialist Officers) and PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) in Caterham, Oxted and Lingfield. A fourth vehicle, a Honda HR-V, was also supplied to be used by the district’s Rural Affairs Officer.
"The highly distinctive silver cars with ‘Tandridge Community Safety’ on the side will help officers provide a more visible presence in the community," said Surrey Police’s Fleet Manager, Ian Plumridge. "The vehicles were selected for their roominess and versatility, for their proven dependability and for their low operating costs. And while the particular models we’ve selected are Japanese built, we took into consideration Honda’s impressive commitment to manufacturing and employment in this country," he added.
"We are particularly pleased to be selected as a supplier to Surrey Police for this contract, given our close ties and commitment to the area," said Mark Jones, Honda’s Government & Emergency Service Sales Coordinator. "The suitability of Honda products for the Police is now becoming widely recognised around the UK and we are proud to include so many Police, Fire Service and Ambulance Service Authorities – as well as Ministry of Defence departments – among our British customers," he added.Published 27 September 2003