The Livingston (TX) Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency to add a MINI to its fleet. A 2014 MINI Cooper Clubman was recently seized and repurposed as a support vehicle for the department. The MINI Cooper police vehicle will be used for special events and community relations.
We have to admit, we are slightly disappointed that they refer to “Cooper” as cute. We do remain hopeful that officers assigned to it will remember to wave to other MINI drivers.
Many agencies around the world have put various MINIs on patrol as support vehicles, and even on patrol. In urban areas; the smaller vehicle size offers economy and convenience. They also prove to be unique conversation starters when officers are on community outreach assignments.
MINI Cooper Police Vehicle Examples
The Woodcliff Lake (NJ) Police (Home to BMW/MINI North America’s Headquarters) received a MINI to support a campaign against texting and driving.
Tualatin (OR) Police Department has a 2008 MINI Cooper on “Special Event” duty.
The London (UK) Metropolitan Police have used a variety of marked and unmarked MINIs. The second generation MINI Cooper S seen about 30 seconds into this video is just one example.