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Blueline Stickers on Vehicles?

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I have stopped more vehicles with the blueline stickers on their vehicle, and not even be in law enforcement or know anyone in law enforcement...


I wish we went to one sticker and only for cops...given to you by the dept.....


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  The only identification of cops I even half way consider is a hard (aluminum) placard from the FOP or PBA.  Even then, I've stopped a few people who have no affiliation with the police. I can only summize that the placards were stolen as you have to be law enforcement, and a member of the union.

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There was a time that it was only LEO's that had these little stickers but, as with all things the general public discovered the meaning and while some place them there as a show of support, many think that the sticker will protect them from being stopped. You see the same thing with those "Sheriff Association" stickers here in Fl. that basically are given to anyone that sends in some money for the Boys Ranch. Now I admit that I do have a specialty plate for support LE and I even have a small 2x3" blue line sticker that has a winged wheel in the center on my plate but that is something to me personally that is important to show my support of my brothers and my brother motor officers in particular. I don't tell people what it is for or means because only those that concerns to me already know it's meaning. That is just my personal preference. I do not hang handcuffs from my rear view mirror, have any hats in my window or stickers in my windows or on my bumpers. I don't need that as I try to obey the traffic laws.

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I hope in the near future they do get one standard sticker


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I keep a blue line sticker on my car as a way of showing support for the brotherhood. if i stopped a vehicle and it had a blue line sticker on it, it wouldnt stop me from giving them a ticket unless they were really cops and i wouldnt write a cop a ticket anyway, except for rare exceptions.

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No identifying stickers on my cars, no way.

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As a LEO I won't put any type of sticker, magnet or other identifying mark on my personal vehicle.  I think it is an invitation to have your vehicle keyed, tires slashed or driver targeted.  How would you like any scum bag being able to identify your vehicle as being associated with law enforcement?  What if the vehicle was being driven by your daughter?  Your wife?


The only acceptable way to identify a driver as a LEO is badge and ID. 


Can anyone provide a good reason to advertise????  I can't think of one.

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No identifying markings. There are far more people out there that don't like us then like us.


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I don't have any police related stickers on my personal car. As previously stated, alot more people don't like us than people who do.


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I don't have any police related stickers on my personal car. As previously stated, alot more people don't like us than people who do.



Same traffic.


Also, it is NOT a good idea to have LE type "personalized" plates. Personal plates are not a good idea anyways!


The cop pulling you over will know real quickly if you are a former or present LEO. (If that concerns you)


The general public doesn't need to know who is driving the vehicle in front of them!!!!!

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I am not in law enforcement yet. I do plan to become an officer before too much longer. I have noticed the blue line stickers. I always thought these stickers meant the driver or owner of the vehicle was in law enforcement. Once again I learn something new from PL.

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 My girlfriend's aunt dates a Constable and has a sticker.

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All I know is the little blue line stickers are apparently trademarked and last year at police week I personally saw them file a complaint with the DC FOP1 lodge who sponsors the event that another vendor was selling items with thier trademarked "logo" on it. The vendor they complained on was the ODMP vendor who used the blue line in officer down mementos. There were also other vendors they complained on as well.


I thought it was truely in POOR TASTE it had nothing to do with the brotherhood but had everything to do with $


 Oh if you want it  The black with blue line reflective tape is commercially available in 15 foot rolls from 3M

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As a LEO I won't put any type of sticker, magnet or other identifying mark on my personal vehicle.  I think it is an invitation to have your vehicle keyed, tires slashed or driver targeted.  How would you like any scum bag being able to identify your vehicle as being associated with law enforcement?  What if the vehicle was being driven by your daughter?  Your wife?


The only acceptable way to identify a driver as a LEO is badge and ID. 


Can anyone provide a good reason to advertise????  I can't think of one.



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Research Washington DC and you will see gangs were targeting cars with the " Thin blue line decal"

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I don't have anything on my car that id's me as a police officer. I don' t want someone knowing I am a cop until I am ready to let them know.


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Good topic to bump up. Lately, I've seen a trend of young people who are looking to get into the field, including CSOs and Reserves using these. Bad idea.


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No identifying stickers on my cars, no way.


 


I'm with you JakesDad.   I do have one that says "sure you can search my vehicle, I'll buy the coffee while we both wait for the warrant".


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I work off duty at a movie theater. I talk to a lot of the kids that come through there. They have pointed out to me that it is easy to spot an Officers car. They just look for the FOP and CLEAT decals on the vehicle. I do not ave or want any sticker on my car. I follow the law off duty so I dont need to worry about getting a ticket and if I do come in contact with an Officer while I am off-duty, i've got this nifty little thing called a badge in my wallet I can show.

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I wouldn't put em' on my car. About the only good reason for displaying these decals would be to show support. Showing the support is not worth the risk or the money for fixing your vandalized car, especially since you show support by just being in the LE professon every day.

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The only ID on my personal vech is the Browing Archery deer my son put on the back glass !!! Don't need anyone to know what I do !!!! Same reasons as previously stated !!!


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bmorgan says ...



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_JakesDad_ says ...



No identifying stickers on my cars, no way.


 


I'm with you JakesDad.   I do have one that says "sure you can search my vehicle, I'll buy the coffee while we both wait for the warrant".




What are you hiding in your car?


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i see that every state has changed theirs


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The state of Arkansas has changed their blue line stickers.....so we can say they are really cops and not wanna be's or friends of friends of cops. LOL


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The original Thin Blue Line stickers are copywritten. So anything w/o the copywrite symbol is a fake. To buy the real thing you are required to show I.D. Like anything else if the public thinks it will get them a free pass they will try it. Memphis P.D. had an official union sticker that has been copied for years, just the shape with wiggle lines in the body. Shelby County S.O. has one that people take department letterhead and scan the image and tape it on their vehicles. So no matter who I deal with, even if they flash a badge, I ask for their dept I.D. Putting FOP or PBA tags on your vehicle is risking having your windows broken out by someone looking for a weapon or other police gear.

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very true....ive even asked our licensing people to make an emergency services plate....that way its standard across the board and no one would no the difference weather you were a cop, fireman or paramedic


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I think the Blueline Stickers are sold on ebay. I have never seen one in my area. I know lots of civilians post sheriff stickers in hopes of avoiding a traffic summons. I think any size of contribution will gain a person a sticker. I always enjoyed writing those that would make me aware of the sticker. For years until the law on peace officers license those that donated a large contribution were given a badge and special deputy commission. I recall how upset some got when we would confiscate them. Some were prosecuted for impersonating a police officer.


 

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Unfortunately the blue line stickers were a good idea and in the beginning you had to show proof of being a law officer to purchase now anybody can.. Second I would not put a sticker on any of my vehicles that identifies me in anyway as a law officer for my family and my own safety.  How many times with all the different officers on here have stopped a person muling drugs or contraband and find FOP / PBA support stickers on the vehilce as a way to throw off suspicion.


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No need to let the bad guys know who is driving near them or to anounce to the world where I live.  Its great to have pride in being a LEO, but foolish to let the world know you are one.  Surprise can be a great element and many times a factor in survival.  I personally know a few officers who have had to take the life of another because they were almost "vehicle jacked".  In one case one was almost assasinated.  If it wasn't for his firearm in a shoulder holster and the element of surprise he would not longer be with us.


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