Lancashire Constabulary is expanding its fleet with the delivery of more than 120 new Skoda models that will take on a variety of roles, from day-to-day policing duties to roads policing and driver training.
More than 90 Skoda Scala hatchbacks will be used as standard response ‘beat’ cars – the workhorse of the force. They are fitted with full police livery and integrated emergency warning systems.
A total of 21 Skoda Superb Hatches will join the Roads Policing Unit and they are equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), CCTV, lighting and warning equipment, a message board in the rear window and a kit carrier in the boot.
Additionally, five Karoq 4x4s will undertake rural duties and four Kamiq compact SUVs will be used as training vehicles.
The significant order follows excellent feedback from the force on Skoda’s reliability and suitability for a range of duties.
“We already have an excellent track record with Skoda cars on our current fleet – so much so our officers have bought their own,” said Tony Deus, Head of Fleet at Lancashire Police.
“Expanding our fleet with this significant order of cars means we can complete our duties knowing we have reliable, dependable cars that fit the bill perfectly.
“There’s an excellent pedigree that comes with Skoda police vehicles. They’re safe for our officers and we know there’s the back-up of Skoda’s comprehensive service.”
Skoda’s range of cars can be specified by emergency service fleets for Ambulance, Police and Fire and Rescue teams across the UK via Skoda’s bespoke emergency service converters.
This includes full integration of the emergency services’ communications platform within the existing infotainment touchscreen and 360-degree lighting. Individual customer conversion requirements can also be catered for with Skoda’s approved specialist converters.