A rather odd predicament for some of New York's finest. Being locked out of your vehicle can be troubling even for authorities. Why didn't they call a locksmith? Perhaps the NYPD doesnt have a slush fund for unusual emergencies of their own creation.
Notably, the vehicle is a Chevrolet brand. Isn't Onstar available to Chevrolet? Why wouldn't the NYPD have Onstar too?
We regularly attend to vehicle openings in our region and rarely does it take more than a minute or two to unlock a vehicle. The methods employed by these officers, generally do not work on more modern vehicles, due to auto makers improving the designs of vehicle door mechanisms.
As locksmiths, we have deliberately trained to work with modern tools and methods of entry, so that the inconvenience caused by this scenario can be easily mitigated.