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Trevor Collett | Sep, 28 2014 | 18 Comments

Porsche has escalated its association with New South Wales Police, adding a 911 Carrera to the law enforcer’s fleet.

The partnership kicked off in 2012, when the first Porsche-badged cop car (a Panamera) appeared wearing a variation of the NSW Police livery.

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.

This isn’t the first (or second) police vehicle in NSW to break the mould from the steady diet of Commodores and Falcons.

Volvo handing over one of its S60 Polestars in April this year, followed by Lexus in June which added a GS 450h sedan and RX 450h SUV to the fleet.

Overseas, an Ariel Atom joined the UK Police and a Lamborghini Huracan is in the hands of the Italian Police - and that’s just from 2014.

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’.

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