Barossa Police to trial a new ZB Commodore from July 16

The new distinct vehicles with new markings and logos with one to head to the Barossa Local Service Area.
The new distinct vehicles with new markings and logos with one to head to the Barossa Local Service Area.

It’s a new set of wheels for Barossa Police from next Monday as they are among the state to trial the new Holden ZB Commodore.

The trial further complements the new police markings and logos which will be prominently displayed on all the trial vehicles – the modernisaiton of SAPOL’s brand on their fleets.

The ZB Commodores have been secured in a range of colours which include silver, white and black.

SA Police also continue the trial of the Kia Sorrento which began in mid-January and are currently in white, dark grey and silver blue.

Silver coloured Commodores will be trialled for general traffic duties; white Commodores will be trialled for general duties.

The black Commodores will be trialled across the state as special traffic fleets.

“The trial of both types of vehicles is important as SAPOL continues to grow and expands its overall fleet to provide the best possible fit for purpose vehicles,” assistant commissioner Peter Harvey said.

“The new police markings have a greater visibility to motorists, especially at night, due to the high visibility stripes.

“In selecting and trialling the new Holden ZB Commodore safety is a key issue. This ZB Commodore has more active safety features than the previous VF Commodore.  With that - it should be of great appeal to our frontline officers.”

“Some of the features include all wheel drive; lane departure warning; and frontal collision warning amongst an array of other features. We have also made some modifications to upgrade to a larger battery and alternator to facilitate our electronics and technology in the vehicles.”