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Volvo in training partnership with police

VOLVO is continuing its penetration of police fleets with a partnership with the Surrey force aimed at increasing safety during car pursuits. The manufacturer has loaned Surrey Police five Volvo V70 T5 2.3-litre turbo-charged cars for 12 months, which will be used for training purposes by the tactical pursuit and containment team.

The team not only operates in Surrey - and has reduced the number of pursuit-related injuries in the county by 75% - but also trains officers nationwide and has so far trained police officers from 39 out of the UK's 43 police forces. The loan agreement comes in the same week as Volvo completes its 1,000th police car sale in the UK, with Kent County Constabulary adding a further Volvo V70 T5 estates to its patrol fleet, which already includes 40 Volvos.

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