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Volkswagen Transporter conversion for police

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled a new prisoner transport van for police forces based on the Transporter.

The van features a full width rear prison cell with space for two prisoners. The rear also features seating for an officer to accompany prisoners on journeys and a double latch security system to prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside.

Also, the cell van features LED lights, 100-watt siren and full police livery. The conversion, carried out by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ approved blue light converter Safeguard SVP in Essex, uses the Transporter in Trendline trim as the base vehicle and features a 2.0-litre 150 PS diesel engine.

Steven Cowell, Technical Sales Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “This has been a landmark year for our blue light conversions with the cell van rounding out a trio of new products on the market. This vehicle offers police forces a practical, reliable and economical solution to prisoner transport and we expect it to be a big hit once it joins the fleet.”