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Doctor Q
Mar 18, 2010, 05:50 PM
A fun picture gallery over at CNET:

Police cars then and now (http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-10863_7-10002805.html)

I doubt that the electric one will catch me the next time I'm in a high-speed getaway from a crime scene.

ethical
Mar 18, 2010, 06:24 PM
Very cool, thanks for sharing!

If I were a police officer driving the Dodge or Police Interceptor, I'd certainly think twice before using 'physical' means to end a car chase! Those cars are beautiful!

Mitthrawnuruodo
Mar 18, 2010, 06:29 PM
I doubt that the electric one will catch me the next time I'm in a high-speed getaway from a crime scene.
That electric car (http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-10863_7-10002805-12.html?s=0&o=10002805&tag=mncol;page): Doubtfully.

This electric car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster): Possibly.

;)

obeygiant
Mar 18, 2010, 11:23 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/413128211_8904d2fe4f.jpg

My buddy in high school had a Plymouth Grand Fury (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/3rd-Plymouth-Gran-Fury.jpg) decommissioned police car. It was fast as hell. You could rev the engine the v8 would rock the car back and forth.

SchneiderMan
Mar 18, 2010, 11:37 PM
The new Mustang police cars today look way better then that ford, of course they took the idea from Transformers..
Well it might be a Dodge, or even both don't remember exactly..

DoFoT9
Mar 18, 2010, 11:56 PM
very cool :D thanks for sharing Q :D

i like the concept ones

adamvk
Mar 19, 2010, 04:29 PM
The city I live in uses these:

http://www.desktopcar.net/wallpaper/23849-2/Dodge_Charger_Police_car.jpg

(It looks even cooler in person)

edit: I didn't notice until now that the charger was on that Cnet link. Woops. :)

splitpea
Mar 19, 2010, 04:36 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/413128211_8904d2fe4f.jpgAw, man, I miss those. They had such character.

My buddy in high school had a Plymouth Grand Fury (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/3rd-Plymouth-Gran-Fury.jpg) decommissioned police car. It was fast as hell. You could rev the engine the v8 would rock the car back and forth.

I thought NYPD used Crown Vics, though.

BillyBobBongo
Mar 19, 2010, 04:37 PM
Pffft....this is how they ride in Valencia! :rolleyes:

.Andy
Mar 19, 2010, 04:42 PM
The city I live in uses these:

http://www.desktopcar.net/wallpaper/23849-2/Dodge_Charger_Police_car.jpg

(It looks even cooler in person)

edit: I didn't notice until now that the charger was on that Cnet link. Woops. :)
Your police cars have a large advertising logo on a police shield on their doors?

Queso
Mar 19, 2010, 04:42 PM
This was a great idea in Italy

http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/ferrari_cop_car_italy.jpg

Until...

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46833000/jpg/_46833826_car.jpg

dukebound85
Mar 19, 2010, 04:45 PM
Your police cars have a large advertising logo on a police shield on their doors?

The car is a Dodge and that is the Dodge logo

.Andy
Mar 19, 2010, 04:48 PM
The car is a Dodge and that is the Dodge logo
It's still advertising dodge isn't it? I presume not all dodges have a large shield motif on their doors incorporating "police" and the dodge ram.

edit: it's just odd to see for someone not used to such egregious advertising.

iBlue
Mar 19, 2010, 04:59 PM
It's still advertising dodge isn't it? I presume not all dodges have a large shield motif on their doors incorporating "police" and the dodge ram.

edit: it's just odd to see for someone not used to such egregious advertising.

I wonder if it was part of a deal, cops get the cars at a very very discounted rate if they display that big ass logo.

BeamWalker
Mar 19, 2010, 05:03 PM
We had this some time ago - funny thing.

http://www.epochtimes.de/pics/2007/03/23/l/2007-03-23-l--pol_ente.jpg

And of course the classic.

http://www.wolfsburg-citytour.de/Museen/Archiv_Automuseum_Wolfsburg/Polizeikafer/DSCF7146c.jpg

Today the german police is mostly riding around in vw passat. Some citys use bmw 5 series and mercedes e-class - luxurious but pointless if you ask me. but what can u do

http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/80/Polizei_Sachsen_VW_Passat.JPG

*better than the british with their vauxhall astra :p*

And for highspeed chases:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/102998459_23831ade30_o.jpg

DoFoT9
Mar 19, 2010, 05:03 PM
here are a few cop cars from australia.. not as impressive looking as the black US ones, but they go FAST

http://images.loqu.com/contents/652/673/image/3/jc/Police%20Cars%2026.jpg
holden cop car from a few years ago ^^

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3333791645_0a6a1f8f90.jpg
lancer from last year ^^

http://www.dumbcrooks.com/gallery/albums/police-cars/GTO_Police_Car.sized.jpg
GTO (04 model i think?)

rdowns
Mar 19, 2010, 05:04 PM
I wonder if it was part of a deal, cops get the cars at a very very discounted rate if they display that big ass logo.


Might just be Dodge's way of advertising they have a police model. I'm sure there are police conventions where you can go see the latest in police gear. Shrug.

.Andy
Mar 19, 2010, 05:06 PM
Might just be Dodge's way of advertising they have a police model. I'm sure there are police conventions where you can go see the latest in police gear. Shrug.
Ahh good point :).

(doesn't sound like my kind of convention though :D)

sushi
Mar 19, 2010, 05:15 PM
A fun picture gallery over at CNET:
Cool. Thanks for sharing.

My buddy in high school had a Plymouth Grand Fury (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/3rd-Plymouth-Gran-Fury.jpg) decommissioned police car. It was fast as hell. You could rev the engine the v8 would rock the car back and forth.
Most large engine cars could do this back in the 60s and 70s.

We called it "Torquing" back then.

And of course the classic.

http://www.wolfsburg-citytour.de/Museen/Archiv_Automuseum_Wolfsburg/Polizeikafer/DSCF7146c.jpg
Me loves me some bug. :)

DoFoT9
Mar 19, 2010, 05:17 PM
We called it "Torquing" back then.


showing your age eh? ;)

"back in my day" hahahaha

CorvusCamenarum
Mar 19, 2010, 05:21 PM
The electric car in the slide show is begging to have some teenage punk "borrow" it for a ride around town.

bobfitz14
Mar 19, 2010, 05:40 PM
The city I live in uses these:
http://www.desktopcar.net/wallpaper/23849-2/Dodge_Charger_Police_car.jpg
(It looks even cooler in person)
edit: I didn't notice until now that the charger was on that Cnet link. Woops. :)

some MA state police have that model and cover the thing in light kits, it's pretty badass.

sushi
Mar 19, 2010, 05:40 PM
showing your age eh? ;)

"back in my day" hahahaha
What can I say? :o

DoFoT9
Mar 19, 2010, 05:48 PM
What can I say? :o

experienced :D :confused:

sushi
Mar 19, 2010, 05:51 PM
experienced :D :confused:
Snort.

I think that I had better quit while I am ahead. :)

DoFoT9
Mar 19, 2010, 06:08 PM
Snort.

I think that I had better quit while I am ahead. :)

thats just the experience talking. you know you wanna keep going ;)

adamvk
Mar 19, 2010, 07:00 PM
Your police cars have a large advertising logo on a police shield on their doors?

Lol, no they certainly do NOT have advertisements on them. They just say "Lombard Police" on them.

Melrose
Mar 19, 2010, 07:18 PM
My buddy in high school had a Plymouth Grand Fury (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/3rd-Plymouth-Gran-Fury.jpg) decommissioned police car. It was fast as hell. You could rev the engine the v8 would rock the car back and forth.

Those Furys were fantastic cars. My dad had one, and that thing would pick up and hustle faster than anything. It was bare bones, black with a white top. Finally rusted out and he got rid of it but it was a great car.

Tomorrow
Mar 19, 2010, 09:12 PM
Pffft....this is how they ride in Valencia! :rolleyes:

If, hypothetically, they arrested you and had to take you in - would they just tie you down to the roof? :eek:

Here's how they like to roll in north Texas:

ethical
Mar 19, 2010, 09:33 PM
Ahh good point :).

(doesn't sound like my kind of convention though :D)

It seems pretty obvious that the photo is there to advertise the fact that dodge make a police car....and that it's not actually a photo of one of the cars that would go on patrol. Or at least that's how I see it.
OT: Then again I did just get in from a night out and am dressed like a pirate /OT

splitpea
Mar 19, 2010, 09:39 PM
It seems pretty obvious that the photo is there to advertise the fact that dodge make a police car....and that it's not actually a photo of one of the cars that would go on patrol.

This. Especially given the fact that it's pretty obviously a 3D rendering rather than a photo (as are about 80% of car commercials on TV these days, btw).

SkyBell
Mar 19, 2010, 09:42 PM
If, hypothetically, they arrested you and had to take you in - would they just tie you down to the roof? :eek:

Here's how they like to roll in north Texas:

You'll see those in the country in south Texas as well- mostly the SUV's, for some reason. (I might be wrong, but I don't think they perform better then trucks on mountainous curves.) But in the towns and cities it's either crown vics or chargers.

MonksMac
Mar 19, 2010, 10:40 PM
I didn't know Flower Mound used trucks- all I ever see there is Chargers, Crown Vics, and Tahoes.

Sweet police cars though. I'd love to own an 1980's Chrysler Fifth Ave. (same as the Gran Fury, but nicer). :cool:

gilkisson
Mar 19, 2010, 10:50 PM
In SC, as in other states, I suspect, the State can "conscript" a vehicle confiscated during a drug arrest or some such.

Which is how we got:

http://www.luckywarrior.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/south_carolina_highway_patrol_viper_interceptor.jpg

jecapaga
Mar 19, 2010, 10:51 PM
Classic style here while out to lunch one day.

sushi
Mar 20, 2010, 12:11 AM
Here's how they like to roll in north Texas:
Nice looking. Hard to spot.

In SC, as in other states, I suspect, the State can "conscript" a vehicle confiscated during a drug arrest or some such.

Which is how we got:

http://www.luckywarrior.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/south_carolina_highway_patrol_viper_interceptor.jpg
Nice car.

... and free? :)

ethical
Mar 20, 2010, 02:31 AM
In SC, as in other states, I suspect, the State can "conscript" a vehicle confiscated during a drug arrest or some such.

Which is how we got:

http://www.luckywarrior.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/south_carolina_highway_patrol_viper_interceptor.jpg

The alloys even look like a sheriffs badge. Very fitting!

sushi
Mar 20, 2010, 02:32 AM
The alloys even look like a sheriffs badge. Very fitting!
Ha ha! They sure do!

dukebound85
Mar 20, 2010, 02:38 AM
In SC, as in other states, I suspect, the State can "conscript" a vehicle confiscated during a drug arrest or some such.

Which is how we got:

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I don't agree that an arrest is grounds for stealing property

just my opinions

awesome car though

newuser2310
Mar 20, 2010, 06:25 AM
Not happy with this 300bhp volvo:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4148131268_5c860f6b59.jpg

some police forces now have these:

http://autoanything.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/evo-10-police-car.jpg

DoFoT9
Mar 20, 2010, 06:50 AM
some police forces now have these:

http://autoanything.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/evo-10-police-car.jpg

i dont mind it! we have them over here too

ethical
Mar 20, 2010, 08:10 AM
I don't agree that an arrest is grounds for stealing property



In that case the options are to let the drug dealer keep the car that was bought with drug money, or give the car back to the garage....in which case the garage has made thousands of dollars for nothing.

Or, if you sell the car back to the garage (wouldn't be for full price obviously), what happens to the money? Does the drug dealer get it back? Or do the police "steal" it...(and go buy a new police car)?

MyDesktopBroke
Mar 20, 2010, 08:26 AM
England has some weird cop cars. The ones I saw were bright lime green with orange, yellow, and blue checkers and stripes.

Queso
Mar 20, 2010, 09:53 AM
England has some weird cop cars. The ones I saw were bright lime green with orange, yellow, and blue checkers and stripes.
Are you sure that was a police car? Sounds more like the colours the paramedics use.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Mar 20, 2010, 09:55 AM
England has some weird cop cars. The ones I saw were bright lime green with orange, yellow, and blue checkers and stripes.Like this one:

http://sisman.net/PHOTOs/police.JPG

At least it's easy to spot in traffic... :p

Queso
Mar 20, 2010, 09:59 AM
Just so everyone doesn't think my suggestions mad

http://medicblog999.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/22072007306.jpg

Kimovitzh
Mar 20, 2010, 11:25 AM
Here in Denmark we got

VW Passat

http://multimedia.ekstrabladet.dk/eb/archive/00432/politibil_passat_432362m.jpg

Ford Mondeo Old and new

http://images.bt.dk/node-images/268/608x403-c/268690-politibil.jpg
http://www.112-fredericia.dk/ec895/politibil.jpg

Skoda Superb

http://images.bt.dk/node-images/976/1/608x403-c/1976687-politibil.jpg

Mercedes (forgot name)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/3225668394_3c5bbaea06_o.jpg

Opel vectra

http://i27.tinypic.com/2s7yu50.jpg

+ some extras

BTW:

We also got a lot of bikes :D
http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/00398/Obama_i_K_benhavn_398635y.jpg

airkooled
Mar 20, 2010, 01:29 PM
http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Top_Ten_Movie_Cars/bluesmobile_blues_brothers_9.jpg

leftfoot
Mar 20, 2010, 02:58 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3kC7x8v3a0s/SKIwx9XOSGI/AAAAAAAAA_I/CYDqtXVNByA/s400/corvette+z06+police+car+4.jpg

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/081208_5b.jpg

dukebound85
Mar 20, 2010, 03:04 PM
In that case the options are to let the drug dealer keep the car that was bought with drug money, or give the car back to the garage....in which case the garage has made thousands of dollars for nothing.

Or, if you sell the car back to the garage (wouldn't be for full price obviously), what happens to the money? Does the drug dealer get it back? Or do the police "steal" it...(and go buy a new police car)?

There is alot of assumptions with those statements. How do you know it was bought with drug money? I want more proof than just assumptions

Zaap
Mar 20, 2010, 03:32 PM
This thread needs more 'then'.

http://www.wichita.gov/NR/rdonlyres/229E6FDE-13CF-4A4E-8C0E-2B15C8081883/19464/1940policecar.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/abramsv/R8-tRXH54xI/AAAAAAAAKyQ/Ca8o6s-ZzWo/2083043976_8f6baf9b70_o.jpg

http://www.tennesseelawman.com/images/web-car-KPD-1923CCab.jpg

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/6/3/1244022698339/Police-car-British-police-003.jpg

http://www.britishtaxdiscs.co.uk/images/gallery/large/1933%20MG%20L1%20Police%20Car.jpg

OllyW
Mar 20, 2010, 03:43 PM
This thread needs more 'then'.

There's some great classic British Police cars on this site (http://www.policecaruk.com/index.html).

http://www.policecaruk.com/Members/Modelzone/files/CORGI19%20001.jpg

http://www.policecaruk.com/Members/Modelzone/files/CORGI21%20001.jpg

http://www.policecaruk.com/Members/Modelzone/files/CORGI48.jpg

gilkisson
Mar 20, 2010, 04:03 PM
There is alot of assumptions with those statements. How do you know it was bought with drug money? I want more proof than just assumptions

I don't blame you. Here is as close as I could find, the forfeiture laws in North Carolina:

If the defendant is convicted of impaired driving or habitual impaired driving, the case will move to the sentencing phase which is separate from trial in North Carolina. At the sentencing hearing, the judge must hear evidence and make specific findings on a list of factors which are considered grossly aggravating, aggravating, or mitigating. The judge compares these factors to determine which level of punishment the defendant falls into and then imposes a sentence from a range of options. (N. C. Gen. Stat. 20-179 (1997)) A vehicle will be subject to forfeiture if the judge specifically finds that the defendant was driving his vehicle at the time of the offense while his license was revoked due to a previous offense involving impaired driving.

1. individuals under age 21 who drive after consuming alcohol or drugs or willfully refuse to submit to a chemical analysis, or individuals under age 18 who drive when no longer eligible for a permit or license;

2. impaired driving violations on military installations substantially equivalent to state law and which resulted in a license revocation or suspension on the installation after a hearing;

3. willful refusal to take a chemical analysis;

4. certain persons charged with offenses that are alcohol related or involve impaired driving for which consent to chemical testing is implied (statute effective July 1, 1998);

5. conviction of impaired driving, or impaired driving with a commercial vehicle when the person did not take a chemical test at the time of the offense or did so with certain results;

6. second or subsequent convictions of transporting an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle while the driver is consuming alcohol or alcohol remains in the driver's body;

7. court ordered revocation for offenses involving impaired driving;

8. offenses in other states involving impaired driving which would be grounds for suspension or revocation if committed in North Carolina;

9. manslaughter (or negligent homicide) with a motor vehicle if impaired driving is involved; and

10. unintentionally causing the death of another person by vehicle when this is the proximate cause of the death and driving while impaired is involved.

(N. C. Gen. Stat. 20-28. 2(a) (1997))

If these conditions are met, the vehicle will be forfeited if the defendant is the only registered owner at the time of the offense. Procedures are available to protect the property interests of innocent parties who are registered owners or have a security interest.

Taken from http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtsearch.asp?cmd=getdoc&DocId=12634&Index=I%3A%5Czindex%5C1998&HitCount=0&hits=&hc=0&req=&Item=8071

IANAL, so I was using google-fu probably haphazardly... but it seems the States have taken efforts to make it another cut-and-dried routine-paperwork government routine...

Boiled down, it sounds like, "You too screwed up to have a car, so we gonna take it from you..."

CaptMurdock
Mar 20, 2010, 04:04 PM
A fun picture gallery over at CNET:

Police cars then and now (http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-10863_7-10002805.html).

Number four on your link...
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/03/15/OKHP_540x405.jpg
"Car 54, Where Arrrree Yooouuuu?":)

Ahh good point :).

(doesn't sound like my kind of convention though :D)
Really? I think that a police convention, where they show off all the New Toys, would be fascinating. But that's just me. YMMV.

Classic style here while out to lunch one day.
Ahhh, Long Beach. Place has hardly changed in thirty years. Do they still pronounce Ximeno Street as "Ex-im-eno" or did they go PC and now say "Hee-meno?"

There is alot of assumptions with those statements. How do you know it was bought with drug money? I want more proof than just assumptions
Well, he paid for it in cash, and all the bills were rolled up in tight little tubes, and they had this funny white powder residue...

Just sayin' :cool:

sushi
Mar 20, 2010, 09:51 PM
218965
"We're on a mission from God." :D

angusslo
Mar 21, 2010, 09:06 AM
all the sport cars in this thread just got bloody raped!

zi germans have this mind-blowing, 229MPH speed MONSTER

here it is:
http://www.speedheads.de/artikelbilder/2006/BrabusRocketPolizei1.jpg


jup, it's brabus rocket (merc CLS) with V12 Bi-Turbo and 730HP!

not to mention 0-120MPH in 10,5s

Tomorrow
Mar 21, 2010, 12:14 PM
There is alot of assumptions with those statements. How do you know it was bought with drug money? I want more proof than just assumptions

I know that some jurisdictions will (or at least can) confiscate a car if drugs are found in it. It happened to my aunt many years ago; her son was busted with pot in the car and the cops took the car.

renewed
Mar 27, 2010, 10:25 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3229178361_e3f9166c79.jpg

http://www.kustomkrates.com/assets/Harris%20County%20Sheriff%202pg.jpg

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/uploads/image/HPD%20Car%20on%20Curb%20-%20SOAH.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cMjzn_0d7J0/SlT5Gu77wXI/AAAAAAAACKQ/hylWQFNefsM/s400/M8+HPD+Armored+APC+1968.jpg

http://members.fortunecity.com/rwcar4b/tex101.jpg

http://montgomerytx.countymonitor.com/files/2010/01/homeinvasion-idlewood-3-1-5-10.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2669506653_6fc0aab17f.jpg?v=0

ejb190
Mar 27, 2010, 11:11 PM
I did a quick Google search and came up with a bunch of photos of police cars with something like "This car used to belong to a drug dealer" on the back window or bumper. Mustangs, a Viper, a few Escalades.

There's the past and the present. I'm looking forward to the future and seeing the Carbon E7 (http://www.carbonmotors.com) hit the road. I've talked to a several LEO's who would like to get their hands on one, but cost is going to be an issue for a while.