Ford told us that the United States Border Patrol expressed interest in using the off road racing-oriented Raptor to patrol the desert in Southern California and, especially, in Arizona, but we've yet to see a Raptor actually outfitted for police duty - until now.
The Yuma, Arizona, County Sheriff's Department might not be the first such agency to give a Raptor the blue-and-red treatment, but it's the first we've seen.
"We purchased two 2010 Raptor Ford pickup trucks (utilizing the department of homeland security Stone garden Funding) that are factory equipped to handle the rough and rugged terrain along the border," the Sheriff's Office wrote as part of a police vehicle design contest entry announcing its Raptors.
The agency added extra off road lights and front and rear tracking lights under the rock rail running boards, as well as a roof-mounted flasher setup. Otherwise, the Raptor looks mostly stock.
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