Boston’s first police cruiser made its debut in 1903. It was the first dedicated police car in the country. At the time, there were no Boston police officers who knew how to drive the vehicle, which was a Stanley Streamer touring car. The department hired a chauffeur to operate it. The police officer on patrol actually sat on higher seat so that he could see over the tall fences that lined properties in Back Bay, and keep an eye out for any shenanigans.