2012-Dodge-pursuit-1.jpgDodge and Mopar are in hot pursuit of police car sales with six all-new quality-tested and factory-installed police-equipment packages for the high-performance 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Vehicles are ready-for-duty right from the manufacturer.

    “Mopar is adding even more value to our all-new 2012 Dodge Charger
    Pursuit,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar — Chrysler
    Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We are adding
    proven, quality-tested tactical equipment to this pursuit vehicle and
    creating a one-stop shop for police customers. With six quick-order
    packages, police departments have the ability to customize their
    vehicles to exact specifications.”

    To enhance Dodge Charger Pursuit’s world-class levels of technology,
    safety, handling and efficient power, Mopar teamed up with
    industry-equipment leader Crown North America to develop six police
    packages that are designed to provide law-enforcement officers with the
    best combination of tactical equipment and performance. These
    police-equipment packages feature emergency lighting, audible warning
    and communications and safety equipment. Industry-leading suppliers
    involved in the development include Whelen Engineering, Setina
    Manufacturing and Havis, Inc.

    “With rear-wheel drive, best-in-class V-8 power, seven air bags and up
    to 27 miles per gallon during highway cruising, the Dodge Charger
    Pursuit is an excellent police car on its own merits,” said Reid
    Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand — Chrysler Group LLC. “Our
    partnership with Mopar to produce these six police packages takes the
    car to the next level by allowing our customers to customize their
    cruisers to meet their specific needs.”

    2012-dodge-pursuit-2.jpgMopar conducted extensive testing to ensure that its police upfit
    equipment met and exceeded the heavy-duty durability-cycle tests
    requirements of the new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit.

    “Our new packages simplify the police-vehicle order and upfit process,”
    said Peter Grady,Vice President, Network Development and Fleet —
    Chrysler Group LLC. “With Mopar police equipment, we can deliver quality
    turn-key police vehicles in a predictable order-to-delivery time.”

    The base police prep package for the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit includes the following:

    Emergency Equipment Electrical System Wire Harness: Capable of providing
    the appropriate power, ground, and fusing for a variety LED, lighting,
    siren, computer, modem, radar or camera systems. The wire harness
    integrates with both the Vehicle Systems Interference Module (VSIM)
    24-way connector and the 12-pin connector that Chrysler Group provides
    at the console.

    Power Distribution Center (PDC): Contains the fusing and relays for
    circuits contained in the wire harness. The PDC is supplied from the
    battery with two 100-amp main fuses. These fuses are separated in order
    to accommodate departments that wish to control some circuits with a
    timing device. For installers who want to use timer systems to prevent
    power drains on the battery, the PDC will accept the device’s output and
    channel it to the usual elements controlled by timers, including
    camera, computer, modem and printer systems.

    Slide-out Trunk Tray: Provides a stable, easily accessible platform from
    which the installer can position and install electrical equipment. The
    trunk tray provides a 37.5-inch by 19-inch mounting surface for
    electrical and communications gear. Locking slides provide the movement,
    allowing a technician easier access to equipment mounted to the tray.
    An industry-first integral ground buss bar helps eliminate poor
    grounding, the most common equipment issue. The tray is adjustable and
    allows for a variety of equipment heights and needs.

    Trunk Air-circulation Fan: Stabilizes trunk temperature in a relatively
    short period of time, helping all trunk-mounted electronic equipment to
    function properly by circulating heated or cooled air from the driver’s
    compartment into the trunk area.

    Siren Speaker: Provides a 100-watt siren driver that is certified to
    meet SAE Class A and California Title XIII requirements when matched
    with an appropriate siren amplifier. Given that the system is mounted
    behind the grille, the look of the vehicle remains clean, while the
    siren location does not impact engine cooling.

    The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit’s available police-equipment packages include six quick-order package options:

    Base Prep Police Package (AYE): includes front and rear wire
    harness, power distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk
    tray and trunk cooling fan
    Patrol Package 1 (AYF): includes police floor console, front-corner
    LED lamps, rear-corner LED lamps, front and rear wire harness,
    power-distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk tray and
    trunk cooling fan
    Patrol Package 2 (AYH): includes police floor console, push bumper,
    front and rear wire harness, power-distribution center, siren speaker
    and bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan
    Patrol Package 3 (AYM): includes push bumper, police floor console,
    front corner LED lamps, rear corner LED lamps, front and rear wire
    harness, power distribution center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk
    tray and trunk accessory cooling fan
    Slick Top Police Package 1 (AYN): includes police floor console,
    front and rear wire harness, power-distribution center, siren speaker
    with bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan
    Slick Top Police Package 2 (AYP):
    includes front-corner LED lamps,
    rear-corner LED lamps, front and rear wire harness, power distribution
    center, siren speaker with bracket, trunk tray and trunk cooling fan

    The new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit equipped with Mopar’s police
    equipment packages is now available for ordering through Chrysler Group
    LLC’s fleet operations. The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit is manufactured
    at Chrysler Group’s Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario. Police
    equipment installation is completed at the Crown North American upfit
    center in St. Thomas, Ontario. For more information, visit

    In addition to the six packages, 24 Mopar parts may be ordered separately:

        Push bumper
        Siren speaker and bracket
        Grille lights
        Front corner LED lights
        Rear corner LED lights
        Side lights
        Visor lights
        Overhead light bar — full feature
        Overhead light bar — limited feature
        Rear deck lights — full width
        Rear deck lights
        Police floor console
        Can-Com siren system
        All-weather floor mats
        Trunk tray
        Trunk cooling fan
        Spare-tire relocation bracket
        Front wire harness
        Rear wire harness
        Power distribution center
        Front splash guards
        Rear splash guards
        Hitch receiver
        7-Way trailer-tow harness with 4-pin adapter

    About the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit
    America’s high-performance police vehicle — the 2012 Dodge Charger
    Pursuit –provides law-enforcement with the best combination of tactical
    technology, safety, power, efficiency and an iconic design.

    The Dodge Charger features two uncompromised, high-performance engines
    that deliver world-class levels of power, refinement, technology and
    fuel efficiency.

    Engineered to perform, the aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
    delivers 292 (218 kW) horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque,
    offers E-85 flex-fuel capability and up to 27 mpg highway. For
    best-in-class power, the Charger Pursuit’s legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
    engine with Fuel Saver Technology delivers 370 horsepower (276 kW), 390
    lb.-ft. (536 Nm) of torque and up to 25 mpg highway.

    With superior ride and handling, the Dodge Charger Pursuit features
    Chrysler Group’s second-generation large car rear-wheel-drive
    architecture with performance-tuned suspension, load-leveling Nivomat
    shocks, heavy-duty anti-lock vented-disc brakes (ABS), front- and
    rear-stabilizer bars, 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels and
    two-mode police-specific electronic stability control (ESC).

    Developed with the guidance of the brand’s Police Advisory Board, the
    Dodge Charger Pursuit features a mobile-command interior with unique
    features, including a Vehicle Systems Interface Module for easy
    equipment integration, heavy-duty police-duty front seats and
    column-mounted shifter with Auto Stick.

    In addition to its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top
    Safety Pick,” the Dodge Charger Pursuit surrounds the heroic men and
    women who protect with uncompromising safety and security equipment,
    including standard advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air
    bags, seat-mounted side-thorax air bags, supplemental side-curtain air
    bags for front and rear outboard passengers and driver’s knee bag.

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