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Blue_line_max50

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Posted almost 2 years ago

 

My department is considering going to slicktops for cruisers and I am looking for input from departments that have one or the other. If anyone has input, please feel free to reply.


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 We have both. There are advantages to both obviously. I do not recommend using slick tops for your standard cruizers. Visibility is an important part of presence. Presence makes the public feel more safe.


Slicktops offer more covert advantages, and if your dept is focused on increasing revenue and their DUI processing rate, slicktops will work well.


A combination of both seems to work best.


Lightbars and full graphics for Patrol officers, and Comunity Policing


Slicktops and a mix of marked and unmarked units for traffic units


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Scjohnk says ...



 We have both. There are advantages to both obviously. I do not recommend using slick tops for your standard cruizers. Visibility is an important part of presence. Presence makes the public feel more safe.


Slicktops offer more covert advantages, and if your dept is focused on increasing revenue and their DUI processing rate, slicktops will work well.


A combination of both seems to work best.


Lightbars and full graphics for Patrol officers, and Comunity Policing


Slicktops and a mix of marked and unmarked units for traffic units


 


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A combination of both is a necessity for being seen and not being seen.

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Slicktops are nice because they are hard to tell its a cop car. But bad because if you do the red and blues on the inside of the windshield you get alot of bounce back in your face at night. We have slicktops at our dept. but also have full graphics.