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The Best Toy Police Cars for Kids


According to the 2017 Imagination Report by Fatherly*, the most popular career choice for little boys is a police officer. It’s also the third most popular choice for all children!

Whether your little one is an aspiring officer or loves playing pretend, toy police cars encourage imagination and creativity.

Below, we’ll take a look at the 30 best toy police cars with and without lights and sirens.

Top 10 Best Toy Police CarsWhy It's BestMom Rating
Toy to Enjoy Friction-Powered Police Car with Lights and SoundsDurable design, detailed interior♥♥♥♥♥
Pretex RC Police Car and Race Car Best RC racer for playing with friends, RC racer for young kids♥♥♥♥
Figrol Transform Robot Police CarEasy transforming robot, good RC maneuverability♥♥♥♥♥
Gilobaby Take Apart Police Car with 4 Police MenBest take-apart police toy, STEM learning toy♥♥♥♥♥
City Police Mobile Command CenterBest building police playset♥♥♥♥
Joyin Police Patrol Rescue Truck and CarrierBest police carrier playset♥♥♥♥♥
Top Race Remote Control Police Car Vintage Style with a remote control♥♥♥♥♥
National Products 12V Police MotorcyleBest ride on police toy for older kids♥♥♥♥♥
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Police StationBest first police car toy for kids, best learning police car toy♥♥♥♥♥
Kiddieland Toys My First Mickey Police Car Best ride on police car for toddlers♥♥♥♥♥

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Top 30 Police Car Toys

Toy to Enjoy Friction-Powered Police Car with Lights and Sounds

Image of Toy To Enjoy Friction Powered Police Car with Light & Sounds - Heavy Duty Plastic Vehicle Toy for Kids & Children - Openable Doors, Detailed Interior

The Toy to Enjoy Friction-Powered Police Car with Lights and Sounds rolls forward without any power. Its wheels are powered by friction so giving it a small push on a flat surface lets it move forward on its own.

This has four buttons on the top of the police car that make siren, honk, engine start, and reverse sounds. The car also has flashing lights that mimic the flashing patterns of a real police car. In addition to the sound and light details, this police car has doors that open and shut and realistic detailing inside and outside of the car.

Even though the sounds are a little loud, each sound only lasts a few seconds. The car is built durable overall which is a plus since it’s recommended ages are three and up.

Pros

  • Rolls forward using friction, which doesn’t use batteries
  • Has working lights and four sounds
  • Realistic detailing inside and outside of the car
  • Police doors open

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Joyin 4-Pack Friction-Powered City Hero Play Set

Image of JOYIN 4 Pack Friction Powered City Hero Play Set Including Fire Engine Truck, Ambulance, Police Car and Helicopter Emergency Vehicles with Light and Sound

The Joyin 4-Pack Friction-Powered City Hero Play Set comes with a fire truck, ambulance, police car, and helicopter. All the emergency vehicles have working lights and sounds.

Each of these is friction-powered. Its wheels grip the floor so a small push sends them moving forward.

Some of the details on these cars include a rotatable propeller and working cable (and stretcher) on the helicopter, an opening door on the ambulance, a working antenna and opening doors on the police car, and a water pump on the firetruck.

These are built pretty durable one the outside. There is an occasional problem with the siren sounds short-circuiting, especially if the toy is dropped or thrown.

Pros

  • Many working parts
  • Comes with four emergency vehicles for hours of play
  • Friction-powered wheels let all the vehicles move forward
  • Good attention to detail

Cons

  • Not durable enough to withstand far drops

Pretex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car

Image of Prextex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car Radio Control Toys for Kids- Each with Different Frequencies So Both Can Race Together

The Pretex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car come with two remote controls and two vehicles. It works using two simple buttons that make it easy for young kids to maneuver the car.  

Interference is not a problem with these vehicles because each has a unique frequency. This makes it easy for kids to race cars with their siblings. With one of the cars being a police car, they could even go on a chase or play a game of cops and robbers.

This set will require a lot of batteries that are not included (3AAs for each vehicle and 2AAs for each controller for a total of 10 batteries). These are designed more cartoonish than realistic, however, they’ll appeal to the age range (ages 3 and older). The cars also have working lights, police sirens, and honking sounds.

Pros

  • Controls are simple to operate
  • Cars run on different frequencies so they can both be used
  • Comes with two controllers and two cars
  • Has working lights and makes honking sounds and police sirens

Cons

  • Need a lot of batteries to run

Chimager 10-in-1 Police Transport Truck with Mini Cars

Image of CHIMAGER 10 in 1 Police Transport Truck, Mini Die-Cast Plastic Play Vehicle in Carrier Car Toy Set, Mini Cars for Kid Children Boy and Girl Best Gift for Birthday Party Favors Christmas

The Chimager 10-in-1 Police Transport Truck with Mini Cars includes a large carrier truck and smaller cars. They all follow a black, white, and blue color scheme and a wide variety of vehicles offer hours of fun.

The small cars are stored inside the sides of the carrier truck. There is also a ramp coming from the front of the vehicle that your child will enjoy racing cars down.

Something to note is that even though these are durable overall, some of the vehicles have smaller plastic parts. The plastic parts can break off if your child is rough with them.

Pros

  • Comes with a wide variety of vehicles
  • Blue, black, and white police color scheme
  • Larger truck has a ramp coming out of the front
  • Carrier truck doubles as storage for the vehicles

Cons

  • Smaller plastic parts may break off if kids are rough

Kidirace RC Remote Control Police Car

Image of Kidirace RC Remote Control Police Car for Kids, Rechargeable, Durable and Easy to Control

The Kidirace RC Remote Control Police Car has a realistic look and sound. It makes siren, horn, shifting, and engine sounds and features flashing lights. This police car is recommended for children ages 8-12.

The rubber tires help this grip different surfaces and move forward. It has a simple operating system that makes it easy for kids to learn to play with. The car is also designed durable, so it will withstand inevitable crashes into table legs, walls, and more.

Something that is nice about this car is that it comes with a wall charger and USB charging cable, which means you don’t need batteries for the car. You will still need batteries for the remote control, but your first set of AAs is included.

The car has about 30 minutes of playtime on a full charge. The one downside is that you have to unscrew a panel under the car each time that it needs to be charged.

Pros

  • Realistic lights and sounds
  • Rubber tires grip surfaces well
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Designed durable

Cons

  • Have to unscrew the panel to charge the car

Figrol Transform Car Robot

Image of FIGROL Transform Car Robot, Robot Deformation Car Model Toy for Children, Transforming Robot Remote Control Car with One Button Transformation & Realistic Engine Sounds &360 Speed Drifting 1:18 Scale

The Figrol Transform Car Robot changes from a police car to a robot in one easy step. It adds an extra element to play and is recommended for ages 8 and older.

Simply push a button on the remote control and the robot will transform into a police car or the police car will turn back into a robot. There are buttons to make it move forward and backward and the car also has 360-degree turning capabilities, realistic lights, and cool engine sounds.

Something to note is that this robot does have a 2.4 GHz transmitter frequency. This is a common frequency so it’s possible there will be interference if your child tries to use more than one car, which limits play.

Pros

  • Easy to transform from a police car to a robot and back
  • 360-degree turning capabilities
  • Remote control is simple for kids to understand
  • Realistic lights and sounds

Cons

  • Can be interference if used with other cars

Gilobaby Take Apart Police Car with 4 Police Men

Image of GILOBABY Take Apart Police Car with 4 Policemen, STEM Toy DIY Car with Drill Tool, Lights and Sounds, 32 Piece, Build Your Own Car for Boys & Girls Age 3+

The Gilobaby Take Apart Police Car with 4 Police Men is designed for kids ages three and up. It has 32 separate pieces that let your little one build their own car and encourages STEM learning.

This set comes with several car parts and accessories, an electric drill tool, a screwdriver, and screws. You will need two AA batteries for the drill. Once assembled, your child can push buttons to hear lights and a siren.

This is a great toy for children who enjoy exploring and building. The included policemen also bend so they can sit comfortably in the front seat of the vehicle. All the screws and assorted parts are large enough for small hands to grip, which makes it easy for your child to assemble the vehicle once they know where each piece goes.

Pros

  • Encourages STEM learning for ages 3 and up
  • Comes with a working electric drill
  • Building parts are big enough for children to grip easily
  • Policemen bend and can sit in the car when it’s done
  • Working lights and sirens

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Playmobil Police Cruiser

Image of PLAYMOBIL Police Cruiser

The Playmobil Police Cruiser has a black and white color scheme and working lights. It also has two figures and accessories including a removable roof, removable front grill, and more. The cruiser is recommended for kids ages 4-10.

This has a removable roof instead of working doors to access the cab so it’s not as realistic as some other cars. It does have classic colors and accessories. There is even room in the trunk to store police gear.

Each of the figures has a rotating head and can be bent into different positions. This allows more imaginative gameplay as your child hunts down bad guys. Something to note is that the smaller parts (like the side mirrors) can fall off and get lost easily.

Pros

  • Removable roof lets your child position police officers inside the vehicle
  • Working lights
  • Trunk opens for storing police gear
  • Figures are posable and interactive

Cons

  • Has small parts that might fall off

City Police Mobile Command Center

Image of City Police Mobile Command Center Truck Building Toy, City Police Station Building Kit, Robot and Fighter Patrol Cars with Toy Boat and Toy Helicopter for Kids, Boys and Girls 6+ (1220 Pieces)

The City Police Mobile Command Center comes with 1,220 pieces and lets your child (ages 6 and older) build several police vehicles. The mobile command center is a large truck that has plenty of features for interactive play.

Anything that encourages building is teaching your child critical developmental skills while letting them have fun. The instructions are simple enough for a 6-year old to understand with adult help, however, the bags that the legos come in are not organized in any special way.

Even though this set will be fun to play with once completed, the larger truck will fall apart in some areas if it is played with too roughly. The bricks included in this are similar to Legos but at a much more affordable price.

Pros

  • Fun, interactive play set
  • Comes with 1,220 parts for hours of fun
  • Encourages your child to build, follow instructions, practice fine motor skills, and more
  • Similar to Legos at a lower cost

Cons

  • Design of the larger truck is not as sturdy as it could be

Laduo Metal Pull Back Cars, Set of 8

Image of Metal Pull Back Cars, 8 Pack Mini Die Cast Toy Cars Set, Police Car/Trucks/School Bus/Ambulance Car/Taxi/Bus....Kids Toys Vehicles Friction Powered,for Aged 3-12 Year Boys Girls Kids

Laduo Metal Pull Back Cars are designed with a pull-back function that makes them fun for kids to race around. They are simple to use and do not have any small parts so they can be enjoyed by children as young as 3 years old.

These are sized well for fitting in the average toddlers’ hands. This set also has plenty of bright, engaging colors and comes in fun designs. The cars included are a police car, VW bus, school bus, taxi cab, ambulance, Jeep, and others.

Something else that is nice is that Laduo has provided a 24-month warranty for quality. This makes it a great investment if you want a toy that is sure to withstand playtime.

Pros

  • Comes with eight fun, bright cars
  • Pull-back function is engaging and easy for toddlers to use
  • Well-designed for a toddler’s hands
  • 24-month warranty included

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Pretex RC Police Car RC Toy

Image of Prextex RC Police Car Remote Control Police Car RC Toys Radio Control Police Car Great Toys for Boys Rc Car with Lights and Siren for 5 Year Old Boys and Up

This Pretex RC Police Car RC Toy has a more complex remote than the other Pretex vehicle mentioned earlier. It is designed to be used by children ages 5 and up and has a 60-foot range that lets your child zoom around without worrying about the car getting too far away.

This police car also has flashing lights and a siren. It makes realistic car noises including acceleration when you zip forward and braking noises. The car is designed with good attention to detail, down to the make of the car.

Durability is an important feature of this car. It can withstand inevitable crashes as your child zooms around. Something to note, however, is that there might be problems with the tires, lights, or sound in some cases. Customer service does respond quickly by email and will help with replacements.

Pros

  • Makes acceleration and braking noises
  • Has working lights and sirens
  • 60-foot range
  • Realistic details
  • Good customer service

Cons

  • Some cars have issues when new

Joyin 10-in-1 Diecast Police Patrol Rescue Truck and Carrier

Image of JOYIN 10 in 1 Die-cast Police Patrol Rescue Truck Mini Police Vehicles Truck Toy Set in Carrier Truck

The Joyin 10-in-1 Diecast Police Patrol Rescue Truck and Carrier comes with several parts. A carrier truck stores a mini police rescue truck toy set, including various police vehicles, a helicopter, ambulance, long truck, and more.

The cars follow a blue, black, and white color scheme but they aren’t necessarily accurate looking police vehicles. Either way, the different cars are fun to play pretend with. The large trailer is also perfect for storing the cars so they can be brought along on playdates.

Pros

  • Wide variety of vehicles included
  • Follow a black, blue, and white color scheme
  • Compartments for storing all the cars
  • Trailer holds all the vehicles making them easy to take on the go

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Homofy Electronic Police Car with Lights and Music

Image of HOMOFY Baby Toys Electronic Police Car Toys with Lights & Music,Kids Early Learning Educational Toys for 1 2 3 Year Old Toddlers Boys and Girls Gifts

The Homofy Electronic Police Car with Lights and Music is designed for children as young as six months and is a great choice as your child’s first police car. It has a thick, chunky design that is perfect for little hands.

A large beacon on the roof activates the siren when it is pushed on. You can also put this in drive mode so your little one can chase after it. When the car is in drive, it plays music instead of a siren.

Parents will also appreciate the volume control setting for the noise functions. In addition to the siren, there are different tabs that have noises including telephone, walkie talkie, whistle, and police dog sounds.

Pros

  • Has a stop function and a go function
  • Thick, smooth, chunky design
  • Has working lights and sirens
  • Makes music and several sounds
  • Volume control setting for sounds

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Top Race Metal Diecast Police Cars, Set of 3

Image of Top Race Metal Diecast Police Cars Pull Back Battery Powered with Led Headlights and Sirens 1:32 Scale Set of 3

These Top Race Metal Diecast Police Cars are modeled after police cars with a 1:32 scale. They feature a pull-back function and working LED headlights and sirens.

These are metal diecast cars similar to Hot Wheels. They are designed out of sturdy metal and feature heavy rubber tires that grip the floor and propel them forward when pulled back. The doors of these vehicles also open and close, which is a nice feature.

These are designed sturdy and without loose parts. They can be given to children in their toddler years without risk of choking. One downside is that the batteries that power the sirens will not last forever and they cannot be replaced.

Pros

  • No small parts so can be enjoyed by younger children
  • Has working lights and sounds
  • Pull-back function works well
  • Modeled on a 1:32 scale for greater accuracy
  • Doors open and close

Cons

  • Batteries are not replaceable

Top Race Remote Control Police Car

Image of Top Race Remote Control Police Car Toy, RC Car for Kids, Gift for Boys 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Year olds | Lights and Sounds | Rubber Tires, Heavy Duty RC Police Car Toy Gift For Toddlers (Blue RC Police Car)

The Top Race Remote Control Police Car features tons of lights and sounds including sirens which are of course absolutely necessary. It can go up to 10 miles per hour and a 100-foot range. 

For kids who are enthusiastic about police cars, this is a great choice especially if they like cars from the fifties and the sixties thanks to the fun vintage style. Heavy-duty materials mean the car will last for a long time all with an authentic appeal with a 1:16 scale. Boys will love racing it around the house with the remote control.

This does take batteries instead of needing to be charged. The one downside is the size of the remote, which is larger than pictured. The large size can make it awkward for kids to walk around with.

Pros

  • Tons of lights and sounds 
  • Rubber tires 
  • 10 Miles per hour
  • 100 Foot range 
  • Vintage design
  • Heavy-Duty materials

Cons

  • Remote is especially large

National Products 12V Police Motorcycle

Image of 12V Police Motorcycle

This National Products 12V Police Motorcycle is a fun ride on police toy that your child will love. It goes up to 5 mph and has working lights and sirens, as well as authentic engine sounds. This is designed for use by children ages 5-9.

This ride-on toy police car has two forward speeds (5 mph and 2.5 mph) and it also travels 2.5 mph in reverse. It has headlights, hazard and signal lights, and a hand accelerator.

Like a true motorcycle, this has features like rear storage, side view mirrors, and chrome details. It has a weight limit of 110 pounds so your child will be able to ride it for years. On average, you can expect the battery to last 50-60 minutes after a full charge. The battery is located under the seat, so you’ll need to unscrew it completely every time that you charge the vehicle.

Pros

  • Has two forward speeds
  • Works from age 5 up to 110 pounds
  • Has working lights and sirens
  • Good attention to detail

Cons

  • Battery is difficult to access to charge

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Police Station Playset

Image of VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Police Station Playset

The VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Police Station Playset is like a race track that has an included police station. There are 6 smart point locations that respond to the car as it passes by, activating phrases, music, and sound effects.

Something cool about the VTech Go! Go! smart wheels playsets are that they connect to other sets as well. The police car teaches the letter P’ as your child plays.

This also has manipulative parts that teach your child fine motor skills in addition to creative play. The police station, for example, has an elevator to bring the car to the top of the police station and a button that pushes it forward and down the track.

This is recommended for children from ages 1-5.

Pros

  • Has 6 smart point locations
  • Teaches the letter P’
  • Encourages fine motor skills as your child manipulates the track
  • Connects to and interacts with other VTech playsets

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

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Playgro Light and Sounds Police Car

Image of Playgro Baby Toy 6383866 Light and Sounds Police Car for Baby Infant Toddler Children, Playgro is Encouraging Imagination with STEM/STEM for a Bright Future - Great Start for a World of Learning

The Playgro Light and Sounds Police Car is recommended for children ages 1-3 years. It encourages development through action/reaction, pushing and pulling, and imaginative play.

This has a durable, chunky build that is easy for toddlers to grasp and play. Its edges are also rounded and smooth, making it safe for little fingers. The police car also makes five different tunes and sounds. It also lights up.

One thing to note is that even though the buttons make different sounds, it makes an engine starting sound when rolled. If your little one is pushing it back and forth, it can get repetitive.

Pros

  • Encourages development through play
  • Has a durable, chunky build that is safe for toddlers
  • Rounded and smooth edges
  • Lights up and makes five sounds/tunes

Cons

  • Makes a repetitive engine starting noise when pushed back and forth

Costzon Kids Ride on Police Car

Image of Costzon Kids Ride on Car, 12V Battery Powered Electric Police Truck w/ 2.4G Remote Control, Siren, LED Headlights, Microphone, Double Open Doors, Spring Suspension, SUV Vehicle for Children (Black)

The Costzon Kids Ride on Car is recommended for children ages 3-8 years old. It uses a 12V battery that will let your little one ride around for 1-2 hours.

One nice feature about this is the remote controller, which lets you stay in control if your child is not yet ready to drive on their own. You can also switch into a battery-operated mode, which lets your child take control of the vehicle. The speed of this police vehicle is from 1.8 up to 3mph.

There are also several fun features that your child may enjoy. It has working headlights and flashing lights, a microphone, and a siren. Inside the car, there is a USB port or aux cord that lets you plug in music. Alternatively, they can listen to the pre-installed ABCs sound.

It does take 8-12 hours to charge fully and then allows a 1-2 hour ride time. This can be an issue for kids who may want to ride their police car for hours at a time.

Pros

  • Loaded with extra features for music
  • Working microphone, siren, and lights
  • Option to control the vehicle remotely
  • Runs for 1-2 hours

Cons

  • Really long charge time

Olimond Toys City Police Car Building Kit

Image of Olimond Toys City Police Car Building Kit Prisoner Transporter Building Blocks Police Patrol Car Toys 194 Pieces Bricks Construction Play Set for Boys and Girls 4150

The Olimond Toys City Police Car Building Kit contains 194 pieces that can be used to build a prisoner transporter. In addition to all the parts to build the transport vehicle, it comes with 1 policeman figure, 1 crook figure, stickers, and a detailed instruction book.

The instruction booklet is nice because the colors correspond to the included building blocks and it is easy for kids to follow along. It is designed to be used by children ages six and up.

Once the police transport vehicle is assembled, it has working doors and moveable wheels. There is even a holding cell for the crook in the back once the policeman catches him, which is great for encouraging imaginative play.

Pros

  • Comes with everything your child needs for imaginative play
  • Crook and police officer included
  • Once assembled the transport truck has working doors and moving wheels
  • Instruction booklet is detailed

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Liberty Imports My First RC Cartoon Police Car

Image of Liberty Imports My First RC Cartoon Car Vehicle 2-Channel Remote Control Toy | Music, Lights & Sound for Baby, Toddlers, Kids (Police Car)

The Liberty Imports My First RC Cartoon Police Car comes with an RC police car complete with a policeman rider. It also has a remote that has just two buttons, making it perfect for younger children who are still developing their fine motor skills.

In addition to being fun to drive around, the RC car has a switch to turn sirens on and off and a switch to make engine noises. By pressing down on the policeman, your child can make the music play. Because of the simple design, this is able to be used by children 18 months and older.

Since there is no automatic off switch, the police car will continue to run until you turn it off manually. This can drain the batteries if your child doesn’t turn it off.

Pros

  • Remote is simple for young kids to use
  • Great first RC police car because it’s designed for kids 18 months plus
  • Makes siren noises and lights up
  • Your child can play music by pressing down on the policeman

Cons

  • Batteries can drain if the toys are not switched

Mobius Toys Friction-Powered Push and Go Play Set

Image of Friction Powered Push and Go Truck Toy - Action City Vehicle Play Set Police Car, Garbage Truck, Construction & Emergency Helicopter Toys for Kids, Boys Ages 2 3 4 5 + Push & Pull w/ Lights & Sounds

The Mobius Toys Friction-Powered Push and Go Play Set comes with a police car, emergency helicopter, construction truck, and garage truck. You can give these vehicles a little push and the wheels will use friction to move across flat surfaces.

There is good attention to detail on each car, making it fun for kids to play pretend. Even though this is manufacturer recommended to be used by kids as young as 2, however, you should note that there are some small parts that might not be as durable if your child plays rough like the propeller blades on the helicopter and the antennae on the police car.

All the vehicles have built-in lights and sounds, including siren, horn, reverse, and more. The vehicles also have sounds that are unique to their natural sound. As an added benefit, there is a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty on the quality of these toys.

Pros

  • Comes with four friction-powered vehicles
  • Good attention to detail on each car
  • Has working sounds and lights unique to each vehicle
  • Comes with a manufacturer’s warranty for quality

Cons

  • Small parts may break off if your child plays rough

Kidzlane Pull Back Cars- Set of 4

Image of Kidzlane Pull Back Cars - Set of 4 Toy Cars Includes Police Car, Fire Truck, School Bus & Ambulance - Soft & Sturdy Toys for Toddler Boys & Girls!

The Kidzlane Pull Back Cars come with four toy cars including a police car, ambulance, school bus, and firetruck. They are all designed with smooth, round edges and without small parts making them perfect for children ages 18 months and older.

The pull-back function is nice in a toy for younger kids because it teaches about action and reaction. Your child will also have fun chasing the cars around once they send them zooming across the floor.

These are designed durable to prevent small parts from coming loose. While they do not have lights or sirens, they do jingle when they are shaken to engage younger children especially.

Each toy is a bright color that will catch your little one’s eye. They also have smooth edges and are made using BPA-free plastic so you don’t have to worry if your toddler puts the cars in his or her mouth.

Pros

  • Thick, chunky design perfect for small hands
  • Pull-back function makes the cars fun to play with
  • Bright, colorful designs
  • Jingles when moved
  • Smooth, round edges

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

ANJ Kids Bump and Go Transforming Auto Robot

Image of Battery Operated Bump and Go Transforming Toys for Kids -Auto Transforming Auto Robots Action Figure and Toy Vehicles - Realistic Engine Sounds & Beautiful Flash Lights (Police Racing Car)

The ANJ Kids Bump and GO Transforming Auto Robotis a robot one minute and a police car the next. By pushing a switch, kids can easily switch from the robot to the police car and back again.

This police car also has bump and go’ capabilities. You remove a plastic black cap from over the wheel, turn on the switch, and the car will drive in circles, changing direction every time it bumps into something.

The lights and sounds engage children. However, the lights are not similar to those on a real police car and the siren sound can become annoyingly repetitive if your child leaves it on for an extended period of time.   

Pros

  • Transforms from a robot to a police car and back
  • Bump and go function
  • Lights and sirens and engaging for kids
  • 360-degree turning capabilities

Cons

  • Siren sound can become annoying

Liberty Imports Kids Pop Up Play Tent

Image of Liberty Imports Kids Pop Up Play Tent - Foldable Indoor and Outdoor Playhouse for Toddlers, Boys and Girls (Police Car)

This Liberty Imports Kids Pop Up Play Tent can be taken anywhere. It is designed for kids ages three and up and collapses easily for portability or storage.

This tent can be taken indoors or outdoors. Its dimensions are 27 x 27 x 44 so it is a good size for a toddler or two (though the manufacturer recommends as many as four). The detailing on the outside of the tent is nice. It has one opening in the back and two openings on top of the tent.

Being made of a polyester non-woven fabric, this is strong and easy to clean. It will also last for years if it is well taken care of. Something to note is that even though it folds up, it does not have a strap or carrying bag to protect it from damages while in storage.

Pros

  • The detailing on the outside of the tent is nice
  • Can be used for 1-4 kids
  • Collapses and folds flat when not in use
  • Polyester, non-woven fabric is easy to spot clean
  • Openings on top where kids can pop up and in the back for them to climb in

Cons

  • Does not have carrying bag or strap

Kid Galaxy Squeezable Pull-Back Police Car

Image of Kid Galaxy Squeezable Pull Back Police Car. Toddler Emergency Vehicle Toy for Kids Age 2 and Up

The Kid Galaxy Squeezable Pull-Back Police Car is designed for ages two and up. It is made of a softer material on top so your child can squeeze it as they play. The car also features a pull-back function that will send it zooming across the floor.

Even with the car being just 4.2 inches long, it’s the perfect size for little hands. It does not have flashing lights or sirens, however, it does move forward. There are also several other vehicles that you can get to race alongside your child’s police car, including a bulldozer, fire truck, race car, school bus, and tractor. The cars travel up to 30-feet with a single pullback.

With a soft outer shell, you don’t have to worry about the car damaging furniture or hurting your child. It is recommended for children ages 18 months and older.  

Pros

  • Soft outer shell that is safe for kids to play with
  • Pull-back function makes car move as much as 30-feet
  • Several other vehicles in the same set
  • Great details on the outside of the car

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Kiddieland Toys My First Mickey Police Car

Image of Kiddieland Toys Limited Disney My First Mickey Police Car

The Kiddieland Toys My First Mickey Police Car is a ride-on toy that is slightly different than the others mentioned. This one is designed for younger kids and they push themselves forward using their feet.

This also has fun, interactive buttons including flashing lights, blinkers, and sounds including a siren, horn, and engine sound. Mickey also talks and plays music. There is also a dial that your child will enjoy turning to see fun images on the wheel.

This Mickey ride-on police car is designed for children ages 12 months up to three years. However, the wide seating might not work for all 1-year-olds.

This can easily be used indoors or outdoors.

Pros

  • Fun, interactive buttons
  • Listen to Mickey talk and play songs
  • Ride-on toy that is not dependent on batteries to go
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Great introduction to ride on toys

Cons

  • Seat may be too wide for some 1-year-olds

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Police Car

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The VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Police Car is a great first car for ages 1-5 years and designed to work with VTech’s Smart Point line. Payton the Police car has a mechanical megaphone your child can wiggle around and has engaging lights and sounds.

The windshield on the front of the police car lights up. When pressed, it says the letter P’ for police car and also has six melodies and three songs. When used with the Smart Points Smart Wheels set, it makes additional sounds.

This can be used with or without the Go! Go! Smart Wheels police station. It is a little small, but it is the right size to be used with the set.

Pros

  • Best first toy police car for kids
  • Engaging lights and sounds
  • Can be used with or without the smart wheels police station playset
  • Works with other smart wheels playsets
  • Plays six melodies and three sounds

Cons

  • We couldn’t find any!

Top Right Toys Emergency Vehicles

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The Top Right Toys Emergency Vehicles set comes with a police car, ambulance, and fire truck. All three vehicles have lights and sirens and the batteries for each vehicle are included.

These are nice-sized vehicles, being about 6.5 each. There is good attention to detailthe firetruck has a working ladder and they are all modeled after the real thing. There are three sounds on each vehiclea siren, an engine starting sound, and a horn.

These take watch batteries, but the ones that are in there are long-lasting and they are replaceable. The vehicles are also durable. It is a great set for a toddler or an older child.

Pros

  • Comes with three vehicles including a police car
  • Firetruck has a ladder that really works
  • Three sounds for each vehicle
  • Modeled after real rescue vehicles
  • Durable build

Cons

  • All three vehicles make the same noises

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Top Race Take Apart Toys Remote Control Police Car

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The Top Race Take Apart Toys Remote Control Police Car comes with an electric drill that functions as a remote for the assembled car and a working RC police car that they put together.

This kit comes with the parts to build either an armored police vehicle or a traditional police car. There is one base so you can only build one at a time and a few people report not having the right screws included in the set.

Once assembled, this RC police vehicle has a range of 100-feet. It also features realistic truck sirens and lights. The materials used to build it are thick and strong, making it a great STEM gift even for kids who are rough on their toys.

Pros

  • Drill converts into a remote
  • Can build one of two vehicles
  • Encourages STEM learning
  • Remote control has a range of 100 feet

Cons

  • Longer screws are not always included for police armored truck

How We Selected Toy Police Cars

Level of Engagement for the Recommended Age

The best toy police cars are going to pique your child’s interest. Babies might prefer something less stimulating like a wooden toy police car that they can push along. An older child might be interested in lights and sirens that remind him or her of a real police car.

Police toys are also fun when they’re part of a set. Playsets might include other emergency vehicles or they might come with a walkie talkie or toy handcuffs. Sets also encourage your child to play with others (like a parent, sibling, or friend).

Something else to consider is ride-on police cars for toddler age children. These encourage your child to stay physically active and they’ll have a great time rolling around and pretending they’re a real police officer.

Age Appropriateness

Manufacturers have a responsibility to recommend certain ages based on the safety of items. The biggest concern is smaller pieces breaking off or becoming choking hazards for younger children.

Toys designed for toddlers are also usually more durable, since young children might throw or damage toys because they’re still learning how to interact with the world around them.

Quality

Even though your child may break many toys in their lifetime, you want the toys that you buy to withstand rough play. We took a look at customer reviews and tried out a few of the toys ourselves to test durability and overall quality.

FAQs About Toy Police Cars

Should I buy my child a toy police car with working lights and sirens?

Toys with bright lights and loud noises are usually very appealing to children. They appreciate how the lights and sirens remind them of a real police car.

Something to consider about these toys is that they usually take batteries. If your child is going to be upset when the batteries die, buy one that has replaceable batteries.

You’ll also want to consider your own tolerance for noisy toys, especially since sirens can be repetitive.

Does the accuracy of the police car matter?

If your child is a police car enthusiast, they’ll appreciate detailed police cars. Some companies even make scale models to engage this type of curiosity.

Even though babies and toddlers might not appreciate detail as much, having bright, engaging colors and good detail can help keep them interested in the toy. However, babies and toddlers won’t appreciate the accuracy as much as older kids.

Final Take

The best toy police cars will keep your child entertained for hours. From remote control and ride-on police cars to die-cast models and police cars with working lights and sirens, many of these are great choices for the police car enthusiast in your life. (My boys loved the Pretex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car).

Hopefully, this guide has been helpful!

*Read the Imagination Report here: https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/work-money/the-2017-imagination-report-what-kids-want-to-be-when-they-grow-up/ 

Samantha Davis
Samantha Davis
Samantha Davis is a part-time writer and a full-time mommy of two boys, Apollo (age 3) and Adrien (age 5). She has been working as a writer for five years and one day plans to run her own writing company. For now, Samantha is content working as a writer and spending all her free time with her little boys. They live together with dad in Ohio and spend their free time crafting, hiking, and baking.

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