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what if you drive a police car but no longer a police?

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1z6tp9w_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I have my old police cruser in storage but, i am no longer a officer will i be able to drive it with out gitting in trouble?

Bbqxena_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

That's weird.....did you have to buy one at your previous agency and just still have it? Does it have decals, lights, spot light etc...?

(Look at TX PC 37.11 and 37.12)

I would definitely say that it's not worth trying....for two reasons:

1. If a citizen thinks it's real and they do some act or omission thinking you are in fact a peace officer (with backing of an agency) you "could" be liable. It actually depend on the incident and how good the officer articulates their report. Also it's way too dangerous.....there's some people out there that are on their last limb and God forbid one of them come up to you wanting to do "Suicide by Cop..." thinking that's what you are........that's even if you have a gun to protect yourself...

2. If you did get stopped by a LEO driving that and you tell them that you're not currently a cop....they will have nothing but negative thoughts.....for example, "WHY is a civilian driving a car that looks or resembles a police car?"

I would have to say.......sale it, because it's no good to drive as a non-certified person and the agency you go with will not like you driving it.........if not ORDER you to not drive it

Hope that helped....

1z6tp9w_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

cool thank you i will sell it then.

Liz_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Cecilia,
wait don't sell yet. First I can not believe all of the questions that officers and previous officers ask here. You should know your own laws. You can still drive it, nothing says you can't, but I am sure that you can expect a visit from the department that is plastered on the side. PDs sell these things all the time. Most learn to pull the stickers first. It is illeagal HERE however to activate ANY emergency equipment though.

I bought two of my old crusiers. One is currently being transformed into a chevy caprice SS and will bear the Car54 plates that I had on it for shows(department permission). If you enjoy the car then keep it. If not sell it to a cab company for premium price. ( I know this because I am in charge of disposing our vehicles)

1z6tp9w_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

great caues i love my car and i had it forever

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

What do you have? I had an '88 cruiser that'd been beefed up BEYOND the police package with a 'Vette engine & tranny... I was able to use it as an "authorized emergency vehicle" when responding to a call from my residence, etc. I was on call 24/7 with a V.F.D.... slick-top unmarked, just a push bumper,spot light and grill/deck lights. There's a BUNCH of "ifs" and "whats" here, though... is it marked in any way? If there are lights (other than the spotlight) I'd DEFINATELY remove them, but there's old cruisers, some still with the spot and/or push bumpers on them, running around here that have been purchased at police auctions...

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

In our area they remove the light bars and decals and then sell them to the public. I would check the laws in your area. I agree with what others have said, keep it if it has senimental value, but if you are going to put it on the road remove markings to show it as a police car so you don't have any issues driving it.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Dump the markings and emergency lighting.

Enjoy your vehicle.

Fsujellyforum_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

What's the price on the patrol car?


DETERMINATION: "In the heart of the strong shines a relentless ray of resolve...It cannot be stopped, it cannot be controlled, and it will not fail."

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Spencer Police Department

1z6tp9w_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I am going to do that and take the markings & emergency lights off and keep it. i will keep you up dated if i get pulled over. hahahahah : > )

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Why would ANYONE want to drive a patrol car if they were a police officer anymore, unless it was for a parade? Or it was a restored 56 Chevy police car, etc.?????

1z6tp9w_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Caues i dont want to sell it,

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In the State of Florida Police department and sheriff departments auction their vehicles to the public all the time, the only sad thing is that they get to keep the syncronized transmission and good old v8 engine that makes us proud when we are out there.,

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I would use caution driving it with decals and lights. You could find yourself between a rock and a hard place. I dont know the town your in, but you could be ambushed or charged upon by someone wanting to commit suicide by cop. I really dont think it would be safe.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

well guess what guys i drove my patrol car and guess what happned, i got pulled over. haha i should have known caues it a colorado cop car, and the police ask you are out of your area and what are you diong here in tx? i told him i usto be in colorado and moved to tx. and i said just thought i would go to the store in my car. and he said well look it would not be safe for you to drive it around. also,said i should sell it. i said yes i am thinking about it. and he gave me his card and said if i wanted to get it off of my hands he was willing to buy it from me. hahahahha what a day.