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Zafira helps the boys in blue

VAUXHALL has reported a doubling in sales of the Zafira to police fleets to meet everyday and emergency needs.

Forces which have been quick to identify the versatility of the vehicle include Sussex Police, where 25 adapted Zafiras are being used to support dog handlers; the Metropolitan Police, which has taken 20 for general duties; Greater Manchester Police, which has also opted for 20 Zafiras for general purposes; and Cheshire Constabulary, which has two as specially-adapted prison cell vehicles.

During the first six months of this year, the number of Vauxhall Zafiras delivered has doubled to about 100, compared to 50 for the whole of last year.

The police specification Zafira, prepared by Biggleswade-based Vauxhall Special Vehicle Operations, comes with a number of special features on top of the standard specification, including a roof reinforcement for enhanced roll over protection, light bar mounting, plus heavy duty electrics, all of which are EMC-approved and meet all the requirements laid out in the Home Office framework agreement.

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