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 I am looking for any info on the Jeep Wrangler being used as a police vehicle. I am a Bike Officer and I think the Jeep Wrangler would be a good community service vehicle paired with the bike. I think it would be a hit with the kids and the general public at school and community events and displays. In our city we have off road sites that need to be patrolled and of course the winter weather applications.


  I am trying to find information on the use if this vehicle with other Departments, plus or minus, to present to admin.


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A family member of mine owns a Wrangler and I drive it occasionally. It is a very fun and unique vehicle.


I work with a police officer who works for a school corporation. He used to drive a Cherokee and currently (not his choice) has a Chevy Colorado. Hopefully his future car will be a Wrangler; I have done some digital concepts of what a Jeep Wrangler might look like in police livery for his bosses to see. Not a lot of off roading, but going up curbs and hauling lots of signs and cones for a school with almost 5,000 students is quite the task!


I have not seen a Jeep Wrangler police vehicle in person, though I know some beach patrol agencies (or lifeguards) utilize it. 

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Depends on what you want to use it for.  Most Departments will not use it because of safety issues (rollover), gas economy, and security reasons (locking up equipment/weapon) and general size issues (where you gonna put that prisoner?). 


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Jeep Wrangler??????? Pointless.......


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Jeep Wrangler??????? Pointless.......



Not really. USBP has used Jeeps for many years. I've driven them in the field when I was with BP and for off-road applications they are effective (and fun).


However, in a time of tight budgets, getting a fun toy just for public relations may not go over well with the community. If you can justify it with everyday usage, maybe it could work. It depends on what your needs really are. There are some things out there that would be great to have, but are they truly needed?


For winter applications, I wouldn't bother. A decent SUV will do better than the Wrangler (I'm originally from the NE so I know about working in New England snow conditions) and a solid SUV will do just as well in most off-road environments. The way a finance board is going to look at it is like this: a bicycle rack attached to a Crown Vic is alot cheaper than a Wrangler.



US Border Patrol (USBP/CBP) Jeep by USBP_Guy.


Border patrol jeep


 

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SeanJon says ...



Ten8 says ...



Jeep Wrangler??????? Pointless.......



Not really. USBP has used Jeeps for many years. I've driven them in the field when I was with BP and for off-road applications they are effective (and fun).


However, in a time of tight budgets, getting a fun toy just for public relations may not go over well with the community. If you can justify it with everyday usage, maybe it could work. It depends on what your needs really are. There are some things out there that would be great to have, but are they truly needed?


For winter applications, I wouldn't bother. A decent SUV will do better than the Wrangler (I'm originally from the NE so I know about working in New England snow conditions) and a solid SUV will do just as well in most off-road environments. The way a finance board is going to look at it is like this: a bicycle rack attached to a Crown Vic is alot cheaper than a Wrangler.



US Border Patrol (USBP/CBP) Jeep by USBP_Guy.


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Im sure it is good for the desert....Yay....... but in actual police environment that is another story.....


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I agree. As I said, it just depends on the environment. The OP did not give too much info.

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 I am looking for any info on the Jeep Wrangler being used as a police vehicle. I am a Bike Officer and I think the Jeep Wrangler would be a good community service vehicle paired with the bike. I think it would be a hit with the kids and the general public at school and community events and displays. In our city we have off road sites that need to be patrolled and of course the winter weather applications.


  I am trying to find information on the use if this vehicle with other Departments, plus or minus, to present to admin.


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                                                                                                Gilbert



Also mav, please post an introduction in the "Introductions" section.

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The use of a Wrangler as a law enforcement vehicle can be looked at from both sides of the fence, both have legitimate points. I am trying to start a company that would produce law enforcement, GFP, Forest Service and BP vehicles that would be based ONLY on the Wrangler with the most emphasis on the 4-door JK. I know that some readers will have drawbacks to point out but then there are drawbacks to the Charger as a Highway Patrol vehicle. An over-powered rear wheel drive sports car on the icy winter roads of the midwest?  I have actually pulled one of these out of the snow filled median with my Jeep. A full sized SUV? They do NOT have the off-road capabilities of a Jeep, the street handling capabilities of a Jeep (when set-up properly) nor the sure-footed handling on icy roads due to the massive weight. My vision is a vehicle that has the power of a sportscar, the off-road capabilities that eclipse those of an SUV but the agility of an ATV and is good for year round use. I have owned and been in a Jeep family and have worked with people in the law enforcement and forest service fields for years and have been thinking of a way to do something for them. Most people instantly think of a small, boxy, 2-door vehicle with no power and speed. I think of a purpose built, hemi powered, fully equipped vehicle that would work as a patrol car, border patrolling desert hopper, back-road/off-road persuit vehicle that would not break. This would be fully equipped with cages, lights, storage, emergency equipment, rescue/recovery equipment and any other item that the department would ask for. To answer the burning question that I am sure many people are dying to ask, "NO, it won't be cheap!" You pay for quality and these would have only the best components. They would be fitted with Hemi motors, all after-market heavy duty suspension and drive-line and a wheel/tire combination that would be best suited to the region the vehicle would be shipped. I feel that if you tried one you would probably be begging to have nothing else.


I am ready for the negative feedback on this, it will help me build these better. Mostly though, I would love to receive any positive feedback I can get and if anyone (Department) has any interest (prefer serious inquiries) please don't hesitate to contact me and let me know.


I really appreciate any help I can get on this, as I am trying to help you.


For now you can contact me here: ***DELETED*** with any questions or advise. I hope to have my website up soon.


Again, thank you for feedback.

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jeepwerks:


Your hyperlink was deleted as it violates our advertising policy. I will leave the rest of your post as it leans towards the side of the discussion, however it can be easy to drift into self-promoting advertising, so just be cautious in the future.