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  • #61
    What dept. uses those ugly red cars? Im guessing its some type of campus.

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    • #62
      Hanover, VA

      James City, VA

      Frederick, MD

      Garret, MD

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      • #63
        My vote was for "Other".







        "The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life." - Teddy Roosevelt

        Disclaimer: The opinions I express here are mine and mine alone. They are not intended to reflect the positions/opinions of any other known person(s) or organization(s).

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        • #64
          Originally posted by FJDave View Post
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          The best looking paint scheme, IMHO
          I agree. blk/wht and very simple.

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          • #65


            I like the one white door/black color scheme.
            Last edited by DKTransit; 02-27-2011, 10:54 PM.

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            • #66
              I like the black and whites, but more importantly I like consistency. Our local departments are constantly changing the colors of their cars. One department had cars that were navy blue, white, black, etc with identical logos but then switched all over to black/white a few years ago. Now they are in the (slow) process of switching again. A couple of cars are now all white and at least one is all black while a few of them remain black/white. Another local department is in the process of going from all white to the black/white. The sheriff's department has most of their cars maroon with gold lettering, but one or two cars are white with gold lettering.

              These departments also like to change uniform colors often..

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              • #67
                How is the STOP sign on the hood used on the Michigan State Police cars?
                Pete Malloy, "The only thing black and white about this job is the car."

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by redsox2010 View Post
                  It's still pretty ugly.
                  Originally posted by redsox2010 View Post
                  Sorry, here it is:

                  And they thought you couldn't paint cars with highlighters. HA!
                  I yell "PIKACHU" before I tase someone.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by OneAdam12 View Post
                    How is the STOP sign on the hood used on the Michigan State Police cars?
                    I believe they are required to pull along a traffic violater if there operating an unmarked. The sign I believe lights up. It supposed to let the traffic violater know to stop and pull over. I dont know if they are still doing that or its still there for traditional purposes.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by OneAdam12 View Post
                      How is the STOP sign on the hood used on the Michigan State Police cars?
                      The hood signs originally were used for side stops. Back before patrol cars had rotating overheads, or even overhead lights at all, they were used to preform side stops. Troopers would chase down a suspect vehicle and pull along side of it. They would then activate the "Stop State Police" sign for the suspect driver to see. Then, if all went well, both vehicles would pull over onto the shoulder of the roadway.

                      The photos below are of a restored 1937 Ford MSP patrol car. The sign on the right fender illuminates. Prior to that the signs were clear and officers would light them up with the spot light for the suspect driver to see. Our current hood sign has been around for decades, but evolved from these earlier models.





                      We were still taught side stops in recruit school, mainly the history of them, but we still go over them. Granted the hood signs are a tradition, but those of us working afternoons and nights still use them. I use mine just about every shift (when working nights). I mostly use it when I'm pulling into a complainant's driveway during hours of darkness. It's a nice low key way to let a complainant know who those headlights out in their driveway belong to.




                      Last edited by 7th District; 02-28-2011, 06:25 AM.
                      "The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life." - Teddy Roosevelt

                      Disclaimer: The opinions I express here are mine and mine alone. They are not intended to reflect the positions/opinions of any other known person(s) or organization(s).

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by MDPOLICE View Post
                        What dept. uses those ugly red cars? Im guessing its some type of campus.
                        They are from the University of South Carolina, who's school colors are red and black.
                        Originally posted by Ceridwen
                        Just one would be stingy of me, I'd have to get two. For the children.

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                        • #72
                          A bit old, but still good:



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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by MDPOLICE View Post
                            What dept. uses those ugly red cars? Im guessing its some type of campus.
                            University of South Carolina
                            Originally Posted by VegasMetro
                            maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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                            • #74
                              Black and white for sure. In fact, this might be my favorite paint scheme of them all:



                              I also am fond of when the lettering has blue in it, in addition to the black and white. Looks sharp.

                              "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence to those who would do us harm." - George Orwell, April 4, 1942

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by dontknowwhy View Post
                                They are from the University of South Carolina, who's school colors are red and black.
                                Black cars with red lettering might have been a better call.

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