Choice Considerations for Your Custom Vehicle
Our Favorite Features for Law Enforcement Trucks
When it comes time to design your next custom vehicle, be sure to include features, options and accessories that will help create the ultimate custom truck. We have compiled some considerations to include in your next legendary LDV-built vehicle.
EXTERIOR CHARGING STATION
An exterior charging station can be integrated into the body of the vehicle with both USB and AC power outlets. Consider a bank of 10 or 12 to charge everything from flashlights to phones. Charging Stations are particularly useful after natural disasters and other events that leave citizens in your community without power.
▶️ PRO TIP: Add a bin or container with common phone charging cords for citizens to use in the case they don’t have access to their own.
ANTI-BACTERIAL WALL COVERING
Consider anti-bacterial wall covering for your vehicle’s interior over carpet or fiberglass reinforced plastic. This allows you to use your vehicle for COVID-19 response efforts like testing and vaccinations. The anti-bacterial walls are easy to clean and sanitize.
▶️ PRO TIP: Consult with our Sales Team for anti-bacterial wall covering colors and patterns when designing your new vehicle.
MAGNETIC SURFACE WHITE BOARDS
Open walls inside your vehicle are a great place to add this useful feature. Magnetic surface white boards can be made to fit any space and are a great place to jot down WiFi information, maps and other print outs.
▶️ PRO TIP: Add magnets to your dry erase markers to attach them to the magnetic surface white boards. Write down dispatch numbers and login info on the board for officers, deputies and staff to find quickly when needed during an emergency.
When your department is deployed for extended lengths of time, you want to ensure your staff is comfortable. Consider a pressurized water supply system along with a small hot water heater. When water supply or gray water holding tanks aren’t desired, we can outfit the lavatory with an Incinolet toilet.
▶️ PRO TIP: Departments can choose to access their lavatory through an interior door or they can outfit the vehicle with an exterior door and pull-out stairs.
LIGHTED EXTREME DUTY BODY STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
Exterior storage compartments provide additional storage outside the vehicle for gear you may not utilize regularly or need to access from the outside. Including door-activated bright LED lighting to an exterior storage box means no fumbling around during night operations.
▶️ PRO TIP: Consider adding Dry Deck to the bottom of all exterior storage boxes. This keeps your equipment and gear high and dry should water penetrate the seal.
INTERIOR LIGHTING OPTIONS
Including multiple lighting modes within your vehicle gives you several options on interior brightness and even color. Red lighting is utilized during covert operations and when you want to draw less attention to your vehicle’s interior. Red lighting also puts far less strain on your staff’s eyes while also allowing you to see out of your vehicle to maintain perimeter awareness.
▶️ PRO TIP: Lighting control can be programmed into our Intel-I-Touch™ to quickly change from 100% white, 50% white and red night mode by tapping the button on the screen.
HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE COLLABORATION TABLE
Center tables are a great addition to work areas. But what if the table could be used for both sit-down and standing collaboration? Integrate an electric height adjustable table for more versatility. Added HDMI, USB, CAT6 and any other connection ports that you will use often to make the most from the table.
▶️ PRO TIP: Hidden leaves can make the table even larger when needed.
Going to be loading heavy gear, a robot or other large items? An integrated liftgate on the rear or curbside of the truck makes these task so much easier. We can even supply a wireless remote, bright LED scene lights and a roll up access door.
▶️ PRO TIP: If your truck is to be used for Bomb Disposal/EOD operations, add adjustable aluminum box pan shelving near the liftgate access door. This way, all your robot equipment is always near the robot.
Designing the most versatile vehicle is a combination of chassis type, vehicle size features and ease of use. With LDV, we can make recommendations and help with all of those. Contact your Sales Specialist for more information. Don’t know who your sales person is? Give us a call and we can direct you to the right person: 800-558-5986.