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Iowa State Patrol
Iowa State Patrol Updates:
The State Patrol has adjusted the appearance of the standard Crown Victoria.
The door shield is slightly smaller than the pre-1998 cars. All newly issued cars have hubcaps.
Whelen LED Lightbars are fitted on a handful of the new cars.
01-02 Police Interceptor - November 2001
Due to budget cuts, the State Patrol has cut back on vehicle replacements,
necessitating higher mileage vehicles and a possible switch to cheaper Impalas (no pics yet)
First pictures of the "new" ISP Interceptors
The Arizona Beige Metallic Ford PI's have arrived in Des Moines! - 1/22/01
To the left, the appearance of the new 2001 Arizona Beige Police Interceptors- extra large door shield and "STATE TROOPER" in black block type (3-4") above front tire well.
Iowa State Patrol also has an 1-35 car mounting the new 911EP Millennium
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Warning Light bar (on a 2001 Police Interceptor)
ISP has switched to 2000 Dodge Caravan Sports for the standard SAFETY EDUCATION vehicle. The new vans are a true black color (replacing charcoal paint) and mounting huge rear spoilers. All of the State Patrol vans observed use red/blue Jet-Sonic lightbars.
The Iowa State Patrol is now operating Chevy Impalas mounting the July 2000 blue / red lightbars. The transition of the rest of ISP fleet to red / blue light combination will be incremental.
Also ISP has a FAST TRAX equipped Ford Police Interceptor. The concealed fore / aft light bars are painted body color black. No pictures yet, but I hope soon!
An email I received:
"There is definitely a FastTraxx equipped ISP vic in the state. I have seen it once or twice patrolling I-380 around the Cedar Rapids district. The Impalas I have seen all have a TRANSPARENT lightbar, a MX-7000 if I remember right. I saw one of these cars up close, as well as one escorting the Iowa State team buses to Kinnick (Univ. of Iowa's Nile Kinnick Football Stadium). "
911EP Millennium LED Light Bar
Background Info on FAST TRAX
|An ISP Police Interceptor with all strobe emergency lights- an EDGE lightbar backed with Whelen clear strobes in the outside rear view mirror glamour caps.|
|From the rear, the multiple antennas of ISP cars plus a new directional light in the back, with red / blue lights on the corners.|
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