The Lansing Police Department has a very unique tool that bonds its citizens (young and old) with its officers. The NASQUAD is a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, which is a retired K-9 unit. Through a partnership between business and the agency, the Department transformed this police car into a race type vehicle at no expense to the taxpayers of Lansing.
The pit crew and NASQUAD attend various car shows, police sponsored parades in the area and has won many awards for its authenticity.
The NASQUAD has participated in and won numerous awards at the Annual World of Wheels car show every January at McCormick Place in
Chicago. In 2005 it took 3rd Place in its class, in 2006 & 2007 it won 2nd place and in 2008 IT TOOK FIRST PLACE!!!
It is also a main attraction at the Downtown Lansing Car Shows and Cruise Nights.
It is used to encourage interactions between citizens and the police.