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  • Take home squad car question for mn deputies

    Really simple:

    Do you have a take home squad car?
    What county do you work for....or if you know the answer for another county please add that info...
    I am not interested in other states or jurisdictions.
    Last edited by The State; 04-15-2011, 12:46 PM. Reason: .

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    Steele County does. Major city that is in there is Owatonna, also cover Blooming Prairie, Medford and Ellendale

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    • #3
      Redwood, Lyon, Murray do.

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      • #4
        I know it was mentioned in the other thread on this topic that Dakota has take homes for patrol guys. Can't remember who mentioned it, but someone who works there.

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        • #5
          Wright (On days on), Sherburne, Stearns, Benton, McLeod, Meeker and Todd. I believe Anoka doesn't except for such things as K9 and investigators.
          Last edited by cjs-luke; 04-16-2011, 12:41 AM. Reason: info
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          • #6
            Dodge, Goodhue, Chisago do.
            Ramsey and Washington do not, except for K9 handlers.
            "All government agencies, whether they be police, fire, sanitation, parks, etc., operate on a budget. That budget provides funding for them to employ a specific number of people. The can't just add someone to their staff because he speaks three languages or has a neat haircut."

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            • #7
              Carver County does not have take-home squads
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              • #8
                Thanks for the info. Also, Cook, Lake, St Louis, Carlton, Aitkin, Kenabac, Crow Wing and Pipestone DO have take homes. Looking for the rest out there.

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                • #9
                  The best way to either get or keep take home cars during nasty busgets, is to contact major agencies that have take home cars and see if they have done a cost vs benefit study. I talked to the chief deputy of Orange County FL about two years ago at a training event. I said I noticed that none of your cars are the same, and he replied because the deputies take their cars home and can modify them with in reason with extras. I asked and he said that they have like 1500 deputies all with take homes. He went on to say that they do a cost study every 5 years or so and it always comes out that the take homes are cheaper in the long run. They keep their squads for like 10 years. 5 years as a front line squad, 3-5 years as a station spare, and then rest of the time as a car for training at the prusuit track.
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                  • #10
                    I'm torn on this issue, solely on the reasoning of I don't understand how take home squads would save an agency money vs my "want" for a take home squad to save ME money...squad51, if you have any other info on it, I would love to do some reading. We lost our take home squads 3 years ago. The number of deputies with the option of having a take home squad(you had to live within the county) was few and far between, I think the numbers were 13 in county deputies to 50 out of county(specifically patrol deputies) or something around that area, but either way, it is a moot point for my agency. MSP has take home squads and I can understand why, when you consider the number of officers over the size of their district(MN), and not really having the ability to have a regular maintenance shops, unlike a county or municipal agency.

                    Now that I have realized what I am missing out on, I'm going to go to bed a lil sad
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                    • #11
                      Olmsted County.

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                      • #12
                        Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona, and Houston County.

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                        • #13
                          Wilkin, Clay, Hubbard, Ottertail, Douglas, Grant, Becker, Traverse, Sibley, ...

                          My P.D. Investigator gets take home and myself (K-9). All officers get picked up, so no one drives in (as long as you live within the City).

                          I personally think it would be easier to ask who doesn't have take home squads. There are only a handful of Counties that don't. There are a lot of Counties that don't have 24/7 coverage, so a deputy or deputies are on call.

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                          • #14
                            Take-homes save the agency money because officers take care of their own cars; they beat Department cars like rented mules. However, take-home squad programs have high start-up costs if they haven't been the practice.
                            "All government agencies, whether they be police, fire, sanitation, parks, etc., operate on a budget. That budget provides funding for them to employ a specific number of people. The can't just add someone to their staff because he speaks three languages or has a neat haircut."

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                            • #15
                              Jeeves: You are correct, i should have asked who does not

                              Wililinotti: The department I am referring to, Pine Cnty, has had take homes for at least the 26 years i have worked in a neighboring county.

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