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Rickgrims_max50

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OK folks I have a question. Why do most law enforcement use blue lights only in the southern U.S. Why do most other parts of the county use red and blue combo. Why did federal law enforcment go with red and blue as well? Did they do it just to go with what the rest of the country was doing? I have been trying to figure this out for for a while now and I can not put my finger on it. Anything you guys have will be helpful.

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Call the agencies and axe. I am curious if you are a police officer.

Rickgrims_max50

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uncledennis1 says ...



Call the agencies and axe. I am curious if you are a police officer.



Thank you but I would rather not call every agency up and down the eastern seaboard and then start calling federal agencies that is why I posted on here. I am not a cop yet but I will be soon. I am about to start at my sheriff's office detention center.

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 The light stuff is completely up to the agency.... and state law. On the Left Coast here, we need to have one steady red light to effect a traffic stop. All the other lights is just to catch the eye of the citizenry so's they don't run into us.


Red light, blue lights, combo, ... it's just an agency or regional thing.


 


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White_shirt_max50

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I am not comfortable with your screen name. It is confusing and members may think you are a police officer. I would appreciate if you could change it to some thing more appropriate. Keep in mind many of us worked hard for many years ( I am a retire chief of police with over 30 years of service) and may feel insulted by your screen name. Thanks in advance. When you become a real officer then your current screen name would be accepted.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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In Montana, Law enforcement are required to have a blue light and are the only  ones allowed to have a blue light showing on the exterior of their vehicle. Red flashing lights are for emergency vehicles, and police qualify for that as well. The white lights, in my opinion, are for visibility only.

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uncledennis1 says ...



I am not comfortable with your screen name. It is confusing and members may think you are a police officer. I would appreciate if you could change it to some thing more appropriate. Keep in mind many of us worked hard for many years ( I am a retire chief of police with over 30 years of service) and may feel insulted by your screen name. Thanks in advance. When you become a real officer then your current screen name would be accepted.


                                                                                                                                                                                                               



Sorry about that I did not think of it that way. I will change it. Thank you for over thirty years of service as a L.E.O.

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In my city we used red to honor our state's college football team.Some cruisers used white ,as well,to display the purity of police officers.Every year,on the 4th of July,all cruisers were outfitted with red-white-blue to ,of course,honor our flag.When I retired and moved South ,I again became an officer in a much smaller jurisdiction.The budget was so small we held a string of Christmas tree lights out the drivers side window,while en route to an "expedite " call.

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SE851 says ...



In my city we used red to honor our state's college football team.Some cruisers used white ,as well,to display the purity of police officers.Every year,on the 4th of July,all cruisers were outfitted with red-white-blue to ,of course,honor our flag.When I retired and moved South ,I again became an officer in a much smaller jurisdiction.The budget was so small we held a string of Christmas tree lights out the drivers side window,while en route to an "expedite " call.



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The reason some agencies us the blue lights is because at night they contrast with the red tail lights on cars when there is a lot of traffic.  Reseach has indicated that drivers can see the blue lights better at night, and have reduced traffic accidents in some areas, involving police vehicles, when an officer is on a traffic contact.


In Colorado all police agencies have red and blue on their marked and unmarked vehicles.  Fire runs red and white, and Ambulances run red and amber.


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