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How the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Gets the Job Done at Hermosa Beach

If you’re a police officer, you need a vehicle that’s ready for anything—just like you. That’s why the Hermosa Beach Police Department puts its trust in the iconic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. With its ultra-capable Command-Trac® 4×4 System and extraordinary 50/50 split traction, the Rubicon is built to handle virtually any challenge on the road—or off the road as the case may be. 

“One thing that really makes the Wrangler stand out is its capability in a beach environment” says Sergeant Mick Gaglia. “We deal with massive beach events and big crowds of people. The Wrangler does a great job of navigating through it all—wet sand, soft sand, deep sand, hills, drainage, valleys, you name it.” 

Features like the 4.88:1 Axle Ratio, Heavy-duty steel skid plates and the Off-Road+ Button give officers the confidence and capability they need. And for even greater versatility, the department’s Rubicon has been outfitted by third party upfitters with larger tires, powerful bumpers, side steps and of course lots of extra lighting. “Imagine the beach dark at night. The only thing you have to guide you is moonlight. It gets dark quickly and it’s hard to see out there.”

But this custom Wrangler is more than just a capable 4×4. It has the swagger to match. 

“The Wrangler is a fan favorite—especially with the kids. I get stopped all the time by people who want to ask questions or take pictures. It’s really helped build our relationship with the community.”

We’d like to thank Sergeant Gaglia and the entire Hermosa Beach Police Department for their service. If you’re interested in learning more about our fleet of Law Enforcement vehicles, check out the entire lineup here. Let us know what you think about this custom 4×4 in the comments section below.

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