Constable Antonio Dimaggion poses with the new Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. The first in the north district.

Constable Antonio Dimaggion poses with the new Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. The first in the north district.

RCMP gets new patrol car

Residents may have seen a new sporty looking patrol car on the streets of Vanderhoof, the new 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor.

Residents may have seen a new sporty looking patrol car on the streets of Vanderhoof, the new 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor.

Vanderhoof is the only town in the North District to receive the new model now that Crown Victoria’s are no longer rolling off the assembly.

The Taurus, or Police Interceptor Sedan as it’s being called, replaced one of the older models of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that was getting a little old to maintain. After a certain amount of kilometres it becomes more worth it to just upgrade.

Constable Wade Harvey picked up the specially made Taurus from Prince George on October 10.

“It’s definitely aggressive looking,” said Harvey. “Everyone has been kinda keen to test her out.”

The classic ‘Crown Vic’ is no longer being produced, as of September 2011. Prince George will soon be replacing some of their vehicles but as of press time, Vanderhoof remains the first and only town in the north with the new model.