Across the country, we're starting to see the trend of police departments transitioning from full-size sedans to SUVs for pursuit and patrol vehicles, with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Chevrolet Tahoe PPV recently reporting for duty. For police work that doesn't see high-speed pursuits, Chevrolet is now offering the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Special Service (SSV) package.
Available on Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab models in 1WT or 1LS trim levels with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine, the Silverado SSV package is available with either a 5-ft 8-in or 6-ft 6-in bed and in two- or four-wheel-drive. The Silverado SSV gets a standard 170-amp, high-output alternator and 730-CCA auxiliary battery, allowing for the operation of lights, computers, radios, and other equipment with the engine turned off. To accommodate additional accessories and equipment, four switches with a power supply are built into the center stack for easy upfitting.
For durability and easy cleanup, the rear seat of the Silverado SSV is vinyl, and an available front-center seat delete offers more space for gear and equipment. Chevrolet will offer ship-through options for upfitting light bars, sirens, partitions, and additional equipment. Available features include pre-wiring for auxiliary front lighting and sirens, a flasher system for headlights and taillights, and a rear-vision camera.