Illinois State Police SWAT/Tactical Vehicles

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

The Illinois State Police was looking for a versatile SWAT/Tactical Situation Command Unit for their operations. The Ford Transit High Roof 350 was selected for these three new vehicles for its versatility, fuel economy and easy of use on scene. The vehicles each feature a 275HP 3.5L EcoBoost engine with 10-speed automatic transmission with sliding side entry door as well as rear entry doors. A custom fabricated weatherproof exterior workstation was integrated into the curbside wall of each vehicle which each house a 32" LED Smart TV monitor and flip-down work surface. We custom fabricated pull-out aluminum steps for easy entry into the vehicles as well. Once inside the vehicle, fixed bench seating with hinged cushions for underseat storage were built in our upholstery shop and installed. A stowable folding chair was included and secured behind the driver seat. An overhead bulkhead houses communications radio, emergency lighting controls and more. Aluminum storage cabinets were included with undercabinet LED lighting. The overhead cabinet has dry erase writing surface. A second 32" display monitor is installed along with a locking slide-out work surface to create a versatile workstation. An overhead grab handle was installed on the ceiling for staff. A complete emergency lighting and siren package was also integrated. These incredible vehicles showcase what is possible with a well-designed Transit vehicle platform.

VEHICLE DETAILS

  • (3) 2020 Ford Transit 350 High Roof, tandem rear axle
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 15,000 BTU heat, 20,500 BTU cool
  • Pull out step at side door
  • Diamondback extruded aluminum step at rear
  • Full vehicle undercoating
  • Blackout curtain divider between cab and rear
  • Custom fabricated aluminum cabinets
  • Dry erase writing surface on overhead cabinets
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Shield storage compartments (2)
  • Magnetic dry erase white boards (2)
  • Laminate stowable countertops
  • Auto eject shore power
  • Emergency lighting and siren package
  • (2) Samsung 32″ LED Smart TV  monitors
  • Custom fabricated weatherproof exterior monitor compartment
  • Digital HDTV antenna
  • Prewired for communications radios
"We are extremely happy with both of our LDV-built trucks. We have already recommended other Departments check-out LDV for their custom vehicle needs."
Deputy Chief Marty Bender
Fort Wayne Police Department
The mission of the State Police is to respond to incidents statewide and to assist our federal and local law enforcement partners with their investigations. The new mobile crime laboratory will help ensure …
Colonel O'Donnell
Rhode Island State Police
"I was very satisfied with the whole experience and process. I believe that the sales personnel and technicians are very knowledgeable and have years of institutional knowledge that shows in the execution of the unit. My questions were all ways answered immediately and if there was any reach back for additional confirmation it was always followed up with a phone call and email. The open lines of communication provided both of us the full awareness of where we were in the build process and helped eliminate unnecessary delays or unanswered questions. Everyone I encountered during my visits were always smiling and happy while working, which was great to see and experience. This is reflected in the finished product that was noticed by my staff and all others that have visited to see the new addition to our fleet."
Alex O'Rourke
Logistics Section Chief
The best feature of the vehicle is the flush floor slide-out in the front of the vehicle. It provides a very functional work area and always receives favorable comments.
Greg Logan
Chief Deputy, Woodbury County Sheriff
The Command Vehicle enhances our team policing philosophy, and enhances our ability to carry out our mission of 'Know us BEFORE you need us.
Chief Scott Greuel
Oshkosh Police Department
Workmanship. Attention to detail. From the design and the initial recommendations to guiding us in deciding on a floor plan and technology components to ensure we have a unit that will bring high value for us for many years to come …
Tobie Weberg
Deputy Inspector, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office SWAT Commander
MOC 1 is working out great. No issues and we are so very pleased with it. We get lots of compliments about it when out and is truly meeting our needs.
Gerard J. Whittington, Jr.
Buffalo, NY
I wanted to drop you a note to say that we are very pleased with the product that we purchased from LDV. It is evident that your company invests in quality and the truck reflects the experience that LDV has in building. Thank you for …
Lt. Dwane Razzetti
Bergen County, NJ OEM
I just wanted to send a thank you for all the assistance you provided with the planning and purchase of our new SWAT vehicle. To say that we are impressed with it would be an understatement. It is exactly what our agency …
Sergeant John M. Dunham
Elmira, NY
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