In the early 60s, the favoured car for the Netherlands police force was the Porsche 356 cabriolet. Of course. So when the 911 Targa was revealed in 1967 it was only natural that the force upgrade its fleet with over 500 examples of the model. Remaining in active duty till 1996, the odd choice of a Targa has never been replicated by a traffic police force anywhere else in the world.
With the slogans "Goes anywhere a perp can" and "On duty. Even off-road" Ford wasn't messing around when it revealed the F-150 police responder this year. Powered by a 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine, putting out 375hp and 470lb ft, there are few terrains you'd be able to outrun it over. Being American, Ford's mention of it having the largest interior passenger volume of any pursuit-rated police vehicle is normal. How many cup holders does it have though?
If being a police officer is your calling, but you're unwilling to make any sacrifices when it comes to style, then Italy is the place for you. Not only has Giorgio Armani been known to design uniforms for the country's police force, but Lamborghini has previously donated not one but two supercars to the Polizia's fleet. A Gallardo, first used in 2009 for organ transfers and blood supplies, met an unseemly demise in an accident so nowadays a Lamborghini Huracan has taken its place, for use in cases of excessive speeding. Probably to urge them to go faster.
Japan has had strict policies against excessive speed in the past, with manufacturers agreeing once upon a time not to tune cars beyond 280hp out of the factory and 180km/h speed limiters still in place. But that didn't stop cars being over-engineered to a point where a little tinkering could unleash a lot more horsepower... Hence the acquisition of this Honda NSX, used for highway patrol in the Tochigi Prefecture in the hope of stopping racers and drift kings alike.
Another police car from the Japanese fleet, Godzilla itself! There has always been mention of the GT-R with sightings becoming the stuff of legend, and a couple of websites in the US revealing that it may still be in use. Far from being merely for show, this video even shows it in pursuit.
Where supercars are common occurrences, police cars ought to be able to keep up, which is what makes it so hard to pick one car to make the list from this lot. Anybody would be ecstatic to have any of them in their garage - Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari FF, McLaren 12C, Bentley Continental, BMW i8, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes SLS, Audi R8 V10, Nissan GT-R, Mercedes-AMG G63 and Porsche Panameras. Unfortunately though, you're unlikely to ever see this super fleet flying down roads in hot pursuit. Their purpose simply being to break down barriers between the police and the public.