A very different, but equally demanding, law enforcement area is the provision of vehicles for transporting prisoners.
At Wade Group we have been contracted to the New Zealand Department of Corrections to build Prisoner Escort Vehicles (PEV) for over five years. These are vehicles for securely transporting a number of prisoners between prisons or to court, etc.
Our quality, reliability and collaboration with the Department of Corrections has been so strong that the Police joined the contract in late 2014 and we now build PEVs for them as well.
Over the life of the contract we have reviewed and modified the specification – with our customer, we have jointly evolved the design and now the PEV:
- Is better tuned to the Department’s requirements
- Has greater flexibility in terms of prisoner numbers that can be transported
- Is more cost effective, yet is actually safer