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English_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Hello Everyone :)

I was wondering what all LEO's think of people (non LEO's) who drive around in retired police cars, and make them look like the real thing. Antennas all over, spotlights in the front, and push-bumpers.
I just never realized how many people do this. I've seen soo many look a likes. In my town all the cops drive 02-07 Impala's, and 2006 chevy cobalts, and there are a few people who have exact look a likes.
I think its a bad idea for people to do, and can get them in some sticky situations.

Water_lilies_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I have personally arrested a kid (19 years old) who was driving around in a wanna-be unmarked Ford Crown Vic. This kid had gone to Galls and ordered lights, sirens...the whole package to make it look like one of the local LE units. He spared no expense either. Come to find out this kid was conducting his own traffic stops, granted he was only issuing "warnings" however he was taking it upon himself to be the police. In a way I felt bad for the kid, however it pissed me off on the other hand. Somehow he had obtained one of our local PD's badge (claims he got it through Galls as well). We confiscated the car, the kid got 6 months and we put his "patrol car" back on the street with a few minor modifications.

I am all for people buying our old retired units, however dont add anything to them, dont fix them up to look like patrol cars or unmarked units. I know people enjoy buying our cars for a multitude of reasons, however dont let "making them into wann-be patrol cars" be one of them.

English_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Wow...Thats crazy!! I'm glad you caught him cowboy :)

Swat11_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

We don't sell our cars. We use them as backups or for off duty road jobs until they won't run anymore. Then we will usually have them crushed by a monster truck at some kind of event in the town. All the town residents and kids love it. Obviously before it is crushed we take anything out of it that might be able to be used or is valuable.

3734983337_1__max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

what do you do with the old cops that dont run anymore?

Water_lilies_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Put bars on their uniforms and let them play God...LOL.

3734983337_1__max50

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i guess i should remove my bars.

Swat11_max50

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We put the old cops in the monster truck. LOL.