Chevrolet Silverado joins the police

Chevy has deputized the Silverado.

The full-size pickup will soon be offered with a Special Services Vehicle (SSV) package developed for use by police and other emergency response agencies.

Based on the 5.3-liter V8 equipped Silverado 1500 CrewCab, the SSV comes with a choice of bed sizes in 2WD and 4X4 models.

Updates specific to the package include an auxiliary oil cooler, high-capacity air cleaner, high-output alternator and auxiliary battery.

Prewiring for lights and other electronic equipment is also available, as is vinyl rear seat upholstery for reasons we expect are obvious.

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    As with many police vehicle offerings, departments can order multiple Silverados that use the same key so officers don’t have to go hunting for them when duty calls, although that’s probably not something they want criminals to be aware of.

    The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SSV completes the Detroit 3’s police pickup posse, joining the special services Ram 1500, which kicked off the segment in 2012, and the Ford F-150 that followed in 2013.

    Hi-yo, Silverado!

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