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Volkswagen Develops Police Cell Van

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles reveals new prisoner transport van for police forces in the UK.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles provides the key for a prisoner van for police forces in the UK.

The van includes a full width rear prison cell with space for two prisoners, seating for an officer, a double latch security system to prevent rear doors from being opened from the inside and ensures safe transport for all occupants. The van also uses a 2.0-litre 150 PS diesel engine for a balance of performance and economy.

Public sector fleets, like police forces and ambulance services, often require specialist conversions. Hence, the cell van has also undergone a complete “blue light” conversion featuring LED lights, 100-watt sire, and full force livery. The conversion was carried out by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Approved Blue Light Converter Safeguard SVP in Essex, using the Volkswagen Transporter in Trendline trim as the base vehicle. The van is the latest blue light conversion joining the Crafter riot van, which includes a single prisoner cell, and the Caddy dog van, with a bespoke kennel.

“This has been a landmark year for our blue light conversions with the cell van rounding out a trio of new products on the market. This vehicle offers police forces a practical, reliable and economical solution to prisoner transport and we expect it to be a big hit once it joins the fleet,” said Steven Cowell, Technical Sales Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The Volkswagen Transporter cell van is now on the brand’s blue light demo fleet for police forces to trial having debuted at the NAPFM Emergency Fleet Exhibition last week.

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