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 NASQUAD over the years has been in attendance at numerous and various types of car shows, police sponsored events, communitiy events and parades in Lansing and in the surrounding area. It has won many awards over the years for its authenticity.
It is used to encourage interactions between citizens and the police.