Ford Employees Demand Company Stop Making Police Interceptors; CEO Responds ‘No Way’

A group of Ford employees noticed that the company is a huge vehicle supplier to police departments, cranking out thousands of police interceptors every year. In the current climate of bashing on police, the group sent a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Chairman Bill Ford demanding that the company stop making the vehicles.

In part, the letter stated:

“Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression. We know that while many join, support or supply law enforcement with good intentions, these racist policing practices that plague our society are historic and systemic — a history and system perpetuated by Ford for over 70 years — ever since Ford introduced the first-ever police package in 1950. As an undeniable part of that history and system, we are long overdue to ‘think and act differently’ on our role in racism.”

The letter then called for Ford to cease all development, sale, and production of all custom police vehicles and products, and to respond to the letter by July 15.

They didn’t have to wait that long.

Hackett responded to the group with a nice, almost apologetic letter, but his message was clear… “Not a chance.”

Hackett wrote:

“By taking away our Police Interceptors, we would be doing harm to their safety and making it harder for them to do their job. Again, this is why, given our insights, new capabilities and leadership, I believe these unfortunate circumstances present Ford with an even greater opportunity to not only innovate new solutions but also leverage our unique position to support the dialogue and reform needed to create safer communities for all.”

“I do appreciate people speaking their mind to me on this issue – it helped me generate this note to explain why we are continuing our commitment to police forces all over the world in our trusted products.

“Thank you for caring so deeply about the Company and our people, and for all you do for Ford.”

It could be that a company CEO is more circumspect about society and is committed to being part of the solution instead of compounding the problem by joining a movement to starve police departments of the tools they need to do their jobs.

It could also be that a company CEO sees all the red ink on his books as his company bleeds cash during the pandemic, and knows that they haven’t been able to build a next-generation, electric vehicle that anyone wants to buy and he’s scared to death of losing any revenue.

Maybe it’s a little of both.

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  1. Dolores zitko
    Reply

    Thank you Ford Moter Company!!
    Please continue making Police vehicles!!
    The need lies with better training of officers And better education for children in the history of our great nation.

  2. ROBERT POWELL
    Reply

    Henry ford from day one has been very pro police in the development of police vehicles.he built the first paddy-wagon , the first dedicated ambulance, and during the first war ,the first armored car. the V8 FORD has been the first choice for pursuit cars for many years. if the snow-flakes and BLM COMMUNISTS do not like that, QUIT,go to Italy and build fiats and ladias..

    • Harold Clark
      Reply

      If the goof balls don’t like working on police cars , then they should feel free to quit and go some place else to work!

  3. carrol hoel
    Reply

    If these people are so unhappy , they should find other work.

    Praise God FORD keeps the jobs going and helps the folks we depend on, safer.

  4. Marc Mathon
    Reply

    Should have laid off all the staff that signed on to that short sighted letter and tell them they don’t have to worry about making those cars any more. This crazy narrative that all cops are bad is ridiculous. People need to stop and think….at least try to think if they are not in the habit of doing so. Police join for the right reasons, but after years of seeing the worse things anyone can imagine seeing about our society day in day out it has a negative effect on their character. They need specific training and help with how to deal with what they witness in their jobs every day. They are human as well as we are and gripping fear can have lasting effects. They manage, but they need help to deal with it al so as to ensure that it doesn’t change them….keep them on the line so to speak. But this is completely off the deep end.

  5. Michael Olivo
    Reply

    There are good and bad people in all walks of life. Ford has done an excellent job of making products for the public as well as the police department. I agree with everyone else, that any employee who thinks that they can dictate that their employer stop making or serving certain things to anyone should be terminated and told to look for other employment if they are not happy with their jobs. Also all of these major companies like Nike, Pepsi,etc.should stop kissing the asses of the protesters. Don’t forget the major league teams give millions to the companies. Grow up people.

  6. CeeDee
    Reply

    Why are major companies giving into liberal protesters. Law abiding people respect the work that the police do. Why don’t you fight for the rights of the law abiding citizens.

    • Annette
      Reply

      The leftist need to find another job because without police who do you call when you are attacked! At least you have a job and have you looked to see what these radicals are doing to our cities across the country! Enough is enough!

  7. John Keyser
    Reply

    Thank you Ford Motor Company for standing your ground.
    These socialists and anarchists will not be happy until they have destroyed our way of life.
    Only by taking a stand as our forefather did can we retain our freedoms.

    God Bless!

  8. Robert Richey
    Reply

    it’s a good thing these wussies wasn’t on the assembly line during WWII when Ford and nearly every other company were building bombers, fighter planes, tanks and all else needed to insure that these pansies would have the right to live and work in the greatest country ever on the face of the earth. What’s wrong with these morons?

  9. DAVID FLYNN
    Reply

    CATERING TO CRIMINALS WILL ONLY INCREASE CRIME. CRIME HAS BECOME A POLITICAL ISSUE WHICH HAS INCREASED CRIME AND THE CRIMINALS KNOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DO-NOTHING POLITICIANS. ITS NOT THE POLICE WHO NEED BETTER TRAINING ITS THE PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND NEGLECT THEIR RESPONSIBILITY THAT GOES WITH PARENTHOOD. POLICE ENFORCE THE LAW THEY DON’T RAISE CHILDREN. I HAVE IN MY 78 YEARS NEVER ONCE WORRIED ABOUT JUSTICE. I DON’T BREAK THE LAW.

    • GlennVA
      Reply

      What is happening to this World? The pitiful Left wants police disbanded, criminals released, the BLM is pure racism and there is even a Rep in Illinois that actually wants History to be removed from the educational system. I firmly believe this id due to the 8 year incompetence of a questionable citizen, elected as President. I doubt if his ruining of the Country can ever be reversed.

  10. Richard Stanley
    Reply

    People who object to building Police Cars ought to study their conscience very closely to clear the rocks out of their heads. Either you build them and get paid handsomely or you quit and find something else to do! You can’t impose your personal beliefs on anyone but yourself. Listen up Moron: It’s called minding your own business! Perhaps you didn’t learn well in your youth. You can also go on being a moron! Would you like a participation trophy for expressing your opinion to go with that? Grow up! Invent something! Provide work for others! If this society is not to your liking, go to Venezuela, Cuba or Europe, maybe even Moscow, where socialism “thrives”? But don’t complain their either because of long lines for food, medicine and health care. You should be aware in those socialistic countries those “staples” are most likely scarce to non-existent. It’s called getting what you paid for, but maybe waiting a very long time to receive that benefit! These countries are also likely to take a must dimmer view of you and your objectives!

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