The Baltimore County police department is replacing hundreds of its vehicles and is also rolling out new uniforms.
County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and Police Chief Terry Sheridan unveiled the new equipment Friday, saying the changes are meant to keep up with the latest safety features and technology.
The department will switch from Ford sedans — similar to the Taurus model — to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, an SUV modeled after the Explorer.
So far, the department has bought 50 of the SUVs for $2.6 million.
A total of 252 vehicles will be placed in use by May 2020. The total fleet will cost about $13.1 million,...