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Do You Know Anything About a Chrysler 300 Police Car?

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author photo by Will Kinton February 2017

When you think of modern-day police squad cars, you probably think of the Ford Police Interceptor, Chevy Caprice PPV or the Dodge Charger Pursuit. But did you know there are a few Chrysler 300 squad cars out there?

Information is surprisingly sparse aside from a few pictures and rumors, but I know that they're out there -- mostly because I once saw one running radar on Highway 421 in North Carolina, between Winston-Salem and Boone, in 2009. I had to do a double take because I didn't believe it myself -- but sure enough, the car I saw was a beige Chrysler 300 with police-department graphics and a light bar. I haven't seen one since, and it's become a bit of a white whale for me.

It makes sense that departments would flirt with the idea of using the 300 for police-car duties. The 300 shares its platform with the Dodge Charger, and a lot of the components that fit on the Charger Pursuit could also fit the 300, like the brakes and several powertrain components. It's also rumored that the Chrysler 300 police cars have uprated electrical systems to deal with the lights, computers, radar and radios that police cars need to perform their duties.

That being said, I don't know if the 300 I saw was a custom job that particular North Carolina police department created for their sheriff (like the one pictured above), or if it was a factory job. The FBI is also rumored to have used unmarked 300s at some point, but those would probably have been custom jobs as well. And FCA Australia has recently received requests from Australian law-enforcement departments for Chrysler 300 police cars to make up for the end of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.

Honestly, I'm puzzled about this. I've been on a casual search for information about Chrysler 300 police cars ever since I saw one, and I keep coming up short. Does anyone have any other information out there -- especially if you live in western North Carolina? I would love to hear it.

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