May 6, 2003
GM to offer high-speed Tahoe police vehicle
Detroit, Michigan – In the third quarter of 2004, General Motors will introduce a Chevrolet Police Tahoe which will be certified for high speed and severe duty law enforcement use. The Police Tahoe will provide alternate selection for day-to-day patrol, K9 Unit use, SWAT, and various other applications where rear wheel drive and versatility are a high priority.
The Police Tahoe will join the Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Express one-ton van, Hummer H1, and Special Service Tahoe (which is not certified for high speed driving) in GM’s fleet of police vehicles.
“Since 9/11, the operating methodologies of police and fire municipalities have changed. They are looking at new and innovate ways to utilize police and emergency response vehicles, how to carry more equipment, expand communication capability, as well as address issues created by tactical and hazardous material gear,” said Bruce Wiley, GM Law Enforcement program manager. “The Chevrolet Police Tahoe is capable of meeting the rigors of all these needs.”