10 Jul 2018 1:45pm
SAPOL today is announcing the trial of the new Holden ZB Commodore along with the continuing trial of the Kia Sorrento which commenced in mid-January 2018.
With today's announcement is the corresponding trial of the new police markings and logos which will be prominently displayed on all of the trial vehicles. This is a modernisation of SAPOL’s brand on our fleets.
Of significant interest is that the ZB Commodores have been secured in a range of colours which include silver, white and black. The Kia Sorrentos are currently in white, dark grey and silver blue.
Silver coloured Commodores will be trialled for general traffic duties; white Commodores will be trialled for general duties.
The black Commodores will be trialled across the state as special traffic fleets.
Launching the trial of the new ZB Commodore and the police markings - Assistant Commissioner Governance and Capability Service Peter Harvey said:
“SAPOL has now identified two motor vehicles which we are trialling for a range of duties including frontline operational response. The trialling of the Kia Sorrento continues and today we have added the new imported Holden ZB Commodore to that.”
“The trial of both types of vehicles is important as SAPOL continues to grow and expands its overall fleet to provide the best possible fit for purpose vehicles.”
“The new police markings have a greater visibility to motorists, especially at night, due to the high visibility stripes,” Assistant Commissioner Harvey said.
Assistant Commissioner Harvey further commented:
“In selecting and trialling the new Holden ZB Commodore safety is a key issue. This ZB Commodore has more active safety features than the previous VF Commodore. With that - it should be of great appeal to our frontline officers.”
“Some of the features include all wheel drive; lane departure warning; and frontal collision warning amongst an array of other features. We have also made some modifications to upgrade to a larger battery and alternator to facilitate our electronics and technology in the vehicles.”