Oshkosh Police Department (WI) SWAT Vehicle

The Oshkosh Police Department of Wisconsin chose LDV to create their new SWAT vehicle. Oshkosh chose a Ford F59 stripped chassis with a 7.3L V8 engine and 6-speed TorqShift automatic transmission with OD to build their vehicle on. On the rear of the vehicle is a flip-down aluminum step Diamondback step surface to use with the dual rear entry doors. On the inside, these doors feature aluminum treadplate and two LED scene lights. The windows also feature blackout curtains for additional privacy.

Also found inside is a custom-fabricated console that has been constructed to house electrical components and control panels for vehicle systems. A passenger jump seat with seat belt was also added to the front area of the vehicle. Two banks of fixed bench seating make up the front area of the vehicle. These bench seats provide additional storage space within the vehicle due to the hinged cushions, allowing for easy flip-up access. Weapons storage is key in this vehicle, which is why Oshkosh chose to incorporate shield storage behind the fixed bench seating. Two tall shield storage areas have also been added to the ends of each bench seat. Two knurled aluminum grab rails are found overhead to use when standing while the vehicle is in motion. Overhead cabinets have been installed above the seating and include dry erase writing surfaces and under cabinet lighting.

Towards the rear of the vehicle is a weapons cabinet with a lockable roll-up door also aids in storage. Two sets of aluminum box pan shelves feature mesh cargo netting to protect gear being stored during transport. Additional custom cabinets and a tall closet are also included in this area. Laminate has been used on the countertops throughout for durability. Pre-wire and installation provisions for communications radios have also been made. To create separation between the areas of the vehicle, a flush pocket door on a heavy-duty aluminum track can be used.

A color back-up camera system has been installed to assist with parking the vehicle. For high visibility when traveling to a scene, a complete emergency lights and siren package has been added. HVAC consists of a 7,500 BTU direct discharge gasoline-fired furnace and a 53,000 BTU/hr engine-driven air conditioning system.

Vehicle Details

  • Ford F59 stripped chassis
  • Flip-down aluminum step on rear bumper
  • Custom fabricated console for electrical components
  • Flush pocket door on heavy-duty aluminum track
  • Dual rear entry door with aluminum treadplate and LED scene lights
  • Fixed bench seating with hinged cushions and shield storage
  • Weapons cabinet with lockable roll-up door
  • Tall shield storage at the end of each bench seat
  • Mesh cargo netting to secure items on interior shelves
  • Pre-wire and installation provisions for communications radios
  • Color back-up camera system
  • Emergency lights and siren package
  • 7,500 BTU direct discharge gasoline-fired furnace
  • 53,000 Btu/hr engine-driven air conditioning system
  • 20A-125Vac duplex receptacles with dual USB charging ports
  • Outback inverter/converter


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