West Midlands Police force has taken delivery of the first of some 54 Peugeot 307s, livered in bright blue and yellow and prepared by Peugeot Specialist Vehicle Operations (PSVO) in Alconbury.
Commented Brian Hunt, fleet manager at West Midlands Police: "The 307 is a fine example of a ‘fit for purpose’ vehicle, and will help us carry out our day-to-day duties including responding to incidents, emergencies and general street patrols."
The average police car travels approximately 110,000 miles in its life, has more than 20 different drivers, and is rarely more than six miles from base. These vehicles are utilised 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and need to be both reliable and resilient, criteria easily met by the 307.
Jon Morton, fleet manager at PSVO says: "The 307 is a highly versatile vehicle with an extremely flexible and powerful engine. The police force requires strict safety standards to be met, and the 307 exceeded their gruelling brake tests with flying colours.
"Our aim is to meet the diverse demands of the various police forces across the country, and with the help of our team of technicians, can take any Peugeot vehicle and adapt it to their specific needs."Published 3 May 2003