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  • #16
    I do between 50-100 miles in 8hrs. Depends on the workload and the severity of the calls.
    Being a good street cop is like coming to work in a wet suit and peeing in your pants. It's a nice warm feeling, but you're the only one who knows anything has happened.

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    • #17
      My average is around 250 miles per 12 hour shift. I've hit 300 a few times and as little as 170 or so, depending on call load. 2000 per pay period is the norm. 07CVPI with 86k and still runnin' strong. I go through a ridiculous amount of fuel.

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      • #18
        My record is a bit over 450 in one 9hr shift. That time though I was working an area about 100 miles from home and got called back over there for a PI after coming home for breakfast . Typically it's about 200 per 9hrs.

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        • #19
          We don't have a limit per shift, but we do have to write a memo explaining why we went over 3,000 miles in a month, and it's a ding on the deputy. It's really cut into my task force work, I'll tell you that. Now, I only sign up for task force towards the end of the month when I have a better idea of where I'm going to end up.

          We're 664 square miles, and it's not uncommon to have to drive 20-30 miles to take a singe call.

          And the chief says that I need to ease up on the brakes. I'm apparently in the top 10% for brake wear, but the bottom 25% for tire wear. I've yet to figure that out. I'm still rocking my 2007 Charger, only 4,000 or so more miles to go.... It's a good thing my car miles out the same time we enter a new fiscal year.
          The academy teaches you skills, the street gives you experience, but it all comes down to your instinct.

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          • #20
            DUDE! Get over it, you obviously don't like your Chief and you've been told already that if you don't like the rules, find another place to play ball.

            He can set a 2 mile limit on a 8 hour if he wants.
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            maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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            • #21
              We do not have such a limit, and there is NO WAY I get through a shift in under 35 miles. When I was in patrol I averaged 60 miles a night, but in the DUI unit I averaged 90-100. Of course, in patrol I spent much more time parked while handling calls; whereas, in DUI I drove all over the place.
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              • #22
                I think it is pretty common in small depts to have a mileage limit. For the size of your village, I don't think it is unreasonable. Actually, he's being generous. There is also a difference between patrolling and just driving around at the speed limit. One of the first things I was taught was that even though I was just driving the speed limit, I was driving too fast to be effectively seeing and listening to what I was driving by. You guys run a lot of stationary radar, so couple that with effective patrol tactics (slow speed, foot patrol, just parking in an alley and listening, etc) and I don't think you will have a problem staying under the limit.
                Last edited by just joe; 11-09-2010, 04:01 AM.

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                • #23
                  No limits here.
                  For the cops out there: You are an adult. If you want to write someone, write them. If you don't want to write someone, then don't write them.

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                  • #24
                    Drive 100-150 miles in a 10hr shift. No limits on how many miles......although my department would probably like to adopt that policy....
                    "Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs."

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                    • #25
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                      • #26
                        35 miles in a small town is normal. Unless you make a arrest and the jail/court is far away. Stationary radar, foot patrols. You can get more good stops letting them come to you in a small town then driving around chasing tail lights.
                        "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine when the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." -Ernest Hemingway

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                        • #27
                          I've worked for a University, a medium city, a smaller but densely populated city, and a county and not one of these places had a restriction on mileage. I find the idea of restricting mileage to be ridiculous.

                          Sit at the PD, surf the net, and drive up and down the street a few times.
                          Moooooooooooo, I'm a goat

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                          • #28
                            We cover 16+ square miles with maybe 30,000 people. We hit about 9000 calls a year so we are not tha busy, we are unofficially required to do maybe 60. If its busy, anything is fine, if its slow, at least 60-65 miles.
                            I got nothing for now

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by im faster View Post
                              So it a new Order has come out that i dont Agree with and im just curious.

                              How many miles are you allowed to drive?
                              We are instructed that we are only allowed to drive 35 miles in 8 hours. That is 4.375 miles in a hour.

                              I find this completely unreasonable.

                              Also, The Chief stated this "every police department has a set number of miles your allowed to drive in a shift."

                              Now to some of you that have read my other threads..
                              I am not being disobedient its merely a question. I will some how find a way to limit my driving to 4 miles in a hour.
                              There is no mileage restriction. I usually burn about half a tank (so however much fuel that is in a 2008 CV).

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                              • #30
                                I've never heard of any restriction being placed on miles driven per shift.

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