, Derry, New Hampshire

November 28, 2013

Police cruisers outfitted with four new radios

By Julie Huss

---- — LONDONDERRY — The police department’s new cruisers are getting radio upgrades, a final piece to the vehicle program.

Police will purchase four mobile radios for the department’s fleet of Ford Explorer Interceptors at a cost of $13,648.

The money comes from the police Outside Detail Fund.

“This is one of the last (purchases) of our vehicle re-do,” police Chief William Hart said. “We have now fully replaced all our radios.”

That brings the Londonderry force up to speed and able to communicate with all over law enforcement in communities across the state, Hart said.

Londonderry’s new cruisers came on line last spring — a 16-vehicle fleet that Hart said is working well.

The Interceptors offer top ratings in safety and handling, and are all-wheel drive vehicles.

Londonderry police were among the first in the area to bring in the crossover Interceptor model. Derry police are considering a switch to the Interceptor.