Generally speaking, I'm disgusted with the massive move to SUVs in fleet vehicles over the last 30 years. A lot of it is really about government employees wanting to cruise around on the job in the same kind of ego-reinforcing vehicle they use for grocery shopping, when a Fiesta would serve either function just fine.
Police departments have actually been the laggards in this shift to SUVs, in part because of sedans' better handling.
Ford has a smart strategy though, in basing BOTH an updated sedan and an SUV on a common platform
with many shared parts and service procedures; both are also available with all-wheel drive, and both can accommodate lots of electronics.
The SUV, though, has a particularly aggressive and militaristic look that runs counter to the need for reform
; it also has a higher center of gravity that will affect handling.
The city should choose the sedan version.