Australian Police Force Gets a Type R Civic
Daily Slideshow: Well, it's only for a cushy social media job but it's still part of the department.
Streets closed, pizza boy... find another way home
You would think that any rational being would see the addition of the FK8 Civic Type R as a prime way to start enforcing the law by any means necessary. In reality, the car will only be in the fleet of the South Wales PD for just a scant year as part of a partnership with Honda Australia. The car will be used for the "Eyewatch" social media campaign, which aims to connect civilians with the police force for community information and crime updates.
To protect and hoon?
This 2.0-liter Type R packs a mighty punch with 306hp and could be a tempting toy for a hoon in uniform, but the plan for its year-long stint with the department is to tour schools and events across New South Wales. Assistant commissioner Joe Cassar APM, commander of the NSW Police Force Capability, Performance and Youth Command remarked, “The eye-catching design of the vehicle will hopefully be a great conversation starter while on display and get more people, especially younger people, more comfortable with approaching their local police.”
How do you resist driving this?
“The generosity of Honda Australia in providing this sponsored vehicle for 12 months also means it has the added benefit of being no cost to the taxpayer,” noted assistant commissioner Joe Cassar APM, commander of the NSW Police Force Capability, Performance, and Youth Command.
The young enthusiasts will definitely pay attention
“The Civic Type R has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding driving experience in the hot hatch segment. It has proven to be immensely popular with customers, enthusiasts and the motoring media, so we’re positive the NSW Police Force will find it to be a great community engagement tool,” said Honda Australia director, Stephen Collins.
Low miles and gently cared for...
Since the car is being handed over to the Police Department directly from Honda it means that there was so expense passed to the taxpayers for the little speed demon's services. The Type R Civic got its first job last weekend when it appeared at the Fairfield Police and Community Expo.
The million dollar question I have is what will become of this CTR once it's done with the year of public service with the police force?