One of the new Ford Taurus police cruisers that will replace the Crown Victoria models sits at Virginia State Police headquarters Friday, June 15, 2012. Maine State Police will also be getting the new Ford Police Interceptors beginning this summer.
The Associated Press
Posted July 01, 2012, at 3:41 p.m. Last modified July 01, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine State Police are getting new cruisers beginning this summer.
Officials say the new vehicles will be Ford Police Interceptors, which are based on the Ford Taurus.
The Interceptors will replace Crown Victoria cruisers, which Maine State Police have been using since 1996.
Ford has stopped making the Crown Vics, replacing them with the new Interceptor line of cruisers beginning this year.