Hertfordshire Police put Vauxhall on trial


Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer police vehicle

Hertfordshire Constabulary is the first force to trial a fleet of Vauxhall Astra Police cars featuring the latest crime-fighting technology.

The vehicles offer a comprehensive mobile police station with features including a Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 - the first fully rugged tablet with Windows 8 Pro, an 8.4-inch high resolution multi-touch touchscreen monitor developed by KME, and a 4G compatible broadband router enabling high-speed internet connectivity.


The thin, lightweight Toughpad can be used on the move or docked into the Astra’s glove box. It offers advanced multi-touch compatibility, recognises two or more points of contact and enables advanced functionality, such as pinch and zoom.


Senior officers at the Constabulary are poised to fit 50 Vauxhall Astras already in service with the new technology. The futuristic Vauxhalls even caught the eye of Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May when they viewed prototypes of the cutting-edge models earlier this year.

Dick Ellam, Vauxhall’s Special Vehicles Manager says: “Efficiency is a top priority for both the Government and Hertfordshire Constabulary and the investment made in these Vauxhalls will mean officers spend more time in the field fighting crime.”


Vauxhall is the number one supplier to Police fleets with an 80 per cent market share of competitive segments. After winning a challenge set by the Association of Chief Police Officers two years running, Vauxhall has become renowned for pushing the envelope in Police car technology.