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  • State Troopers with Blue Lights to the Front???

    http://members.fortunecity.com/copcarpics/mn124.jpg


    I think the MSP squads would look good with blue to the front as this pic shows.
    Last edited by Maxx102; 08-23-2005, 02:18 AM.

  • #2
    I don't see a pic

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    • #3
      Does the link work?

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      • #4
        Does now.

        Is that picture from the IACP?

        From what the people who are in a position to put blue lights to the front think, they are of the opinion that the blue is drowned out during the day, ergo not as effective as the red.

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        • #5
          I have no idea where the picture was taken at. I found it on a website dedicated to taking pictures of squad cars. They have tons of them from around the state and country. Local PD's, Sheriffs, State & Federal. I found it when I was trying to find a pic so I could respond to a posting elsewhere on Officer.com and someone said that Minnesota State Patrol had ugly squads. For Shame.

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          • #6
            yes that picture was taken at IACP and when I went to the guy in charge of the booth, I asked him how ****ed the troopers where when they saw the car as at that time (2002) no one could have blue to the front....the guy was like "no way really??? oops"
            Happy to be here proud to serve

            "Well it appears this lock does not accept american express."

            Never trust fire fighters to point out a suspect.

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            • #7
              so what was the booth for. Bummer about the blue......I think it looks good.

              BTW - I don't know if anyone has seen the Florida Highway Patrol but they have new light sensor - when they are in motion with their lights on they flash red and blue - but if they are stationary during the day - the lights stay red, but if they are stationary during the night - they are blue.....additionally they have amber LEDs that flash that outline the rear window.....I guess it is to reduce rear-end impacts from other motorists.

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              • #8
                its was a LED light bar company, MPD, State, and the Airport all got tricked out squads from Light bar companies for the IACP...thats why you will see the MPD traffic cas with all different light bar setups...although I am pretty sure that the MSP buys one of everylight bar out there just to test them....
                Happy to be here proud to serve

                "Well it appears this lock does not accept american express."

                Never trust fire fighters to point out a suspect.

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                • #9
                  I thought that the reason for all of the different equiped cars for MSP is because the troopers are able to design their own squads. Hey 40cal - any truth to that?

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                  • #10
                    Well....we get to choose our cars setup to a certain extent. I can ask for a class A, which is a lightbar, class B without lightbar, or sometimes a class C which is an unmarked.

                    Other than that, we were specifically instructed not to modify our squad cars, but the guy who ensured that we complied by telling the company that sets them up not to modify them was going to get a light moved on his squad.

                    If I am not mistaken that particular car from the IACP came out to the east metro and it turned out to be a piece of poop.

                    I got one of the state fair display cars. The only reason I agreed is because I thought they might trick the sucker out a bit for the fair, but boy was I wrong. If given a choice I will never take a car that was used for a display, whether it was the fair, IACP, NRA, PETA or whatever.

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                    • #11
                      Can you make any requests as far as equipment goes. Like if you want a class A can you ask for a particular light bar like 911EP, or Whelen? The majority of the class A's I see now have 911EPs or Whelens.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Maxx102
                        Can you make any requests as far as equipment goes. Like if you want a class A can you ask for a particular light bar like 911EP, or Whelen? The majority of the class A's I see now have 911EPs or Whelens.
                        Not that I am aware of.

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                        • #13
                          Ok. I was under the impression that a trooper could do that. After what a Trooper had said after he had visited my L.E. class. My bad.

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                          • #14
                            the current fleet lt for the patrol does not like the troops playing with the lights..which sucks.............
                            Happy to be here proud to serve

                            "Well it appears this lock does not accept american express."

                            Never trust fire fighters to point out a suspect.

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                            • #15
                              I earlier mentioned that Florida Highway Patrol has new lightbars that change from all blue to all red depending on the time of day due to the light sensor that is built in.

                              Here is the artical from IACP.org

                              http://www.theiacp.org/div_sec_com/C...evaluation.pdf

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