Citing difficulty keeping undercover on the Hamptons streets during the summer season, the Hamptons Police Department announced this week the purchase and deployment of a new fleet of unmarked police luxury cars.
“When 75 percent of all of the vehicles on local roads are Range Rovers, Maseratis and Porsches, our unmarked Crown Vics stuck out like sore thumbs,” explains Hamptons Police spokesman Larry Hirsch. “In recent years our undercover officers’ activities have been severely compromised—everyone can tell they’re cops from the cars they drive!”
The force accepted delivery of its initial order of 10 new vehicles last Wednesday, and though the exact models and colors of the cars will remain a carefully guarded secret, Hirsch was able to provide information as to the makes included in the new fleet thus far. “The new cars include a pair of very high-powered Porsches, an Aston-Martin, a nice variety of BMWs, a Maybach and a couple of luxury SUVs,” Hirsch says. “The total cost of the vehicles came in a little over our budget of $1.3 million,” he adds, noting that the additional expense came from a variety of luxury add-ons requested by individual officers.
In the coming months, the Hamptons Police expect to acquire at least 20 more new, elite automobiles for their unmarked fleet, and also have plans to add a special sub-fleet of vintage Rolls-Royce and Austin-Healey models.