Department Vehicles

Police car
The Kiel Police Department currently has (3) Dodge Charger police vehicles in service as patrol vehicles.  Two of the Chargers (2016 & 2015 models) are fully equipped police vehicles and serve as our primary patrol vehicles.  We also have a back-up (2013) squad that serves as a back-up vehicle for use when needed for training, special events, and/or when one of the primary squads is being serviced.Each of our Dodge Charger police vehicles have the 5.7L V-8 HEMI engine, which is equipped with a Multi-Displacement System (MDS).  The system shuts down 4 of the 8 cylinders during normal driving conditions, conserving fuel while still providing exceptional performance when needed in emergency situations.  In addition, the Chargers also have the Electronic Stability Program  (ESP) which alternates power distribution for the rear drive wheels when operating on wet, snow, and/or icy road conditions.  With snow tires on the rear drive wheels, our Chargers handle very well, even in deep snow.  Not as well as a 4X4 vehicle, but better than many other police vehicles.  The ESP allows us excellent maneuverability, even in the slickest road conditions.
The exceptional acceleration, braking, and cornering abilities make the Dodge Charger excel in a city environment, allowing our officers to quickly and safely maneuver to emergency calls.  Overall, our police department is quite pleased with the performance and durability of the Dodge Charger as a police vehicle.