The new 911 police vehicle marks the program’s third year, but livery this time around was determined by a competition aimed at design students.
Porsche hopes the 911 will follow the successful platform laid down by the Panamera, which has attended more than 300 community events and aims to “break the ice” as a police PR machine.
Seems the Panamera is a hit away from community events as well, with more than one million hits on NSW Police’s Facebook page attributed to the Porsche.
“The last two years we have sought to create a unique programme where we could effectively engage our community on a regular basis,” NSW Police Superintendent Alan Sicard said.
“Up until now our partnership with Porsche has been with its Panamera sedan. Swapping into an eye-catching 911 Carrera will up the ante to become an even more effective means to enable social dialogue.”
The 911 will be housed at the same Sydney Harbourside Local Area Command as the Panamera, and will remain the ‘official’ property of Porsche while the police pay for fuel and toll charges.
Neither Porsche nor NSW Police have officially said so, but we expect the 911 won’t be engaging in any high-speed pursuits during its time with ‘the force’.