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  • Well they were not hosted by me and were removed LOL!
    Last edited by ChuckyZ73; 12-09-2007, 04:38 AM.

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    • Chucky, NICE vehicles. Thanks for the pics. Anyone else?
      Hospital Security Officer

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      • Chuky!
        Very nice squads you have there!

        Be safe,

        Hank
        " We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on one hand and of overwhelming force on the other" - General George C. Marshall

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        • This is a lower-quality pic of my new ride at work.. (Taken with my camera phone, sorry.. lol)

          There are hi-res pics of the other cars at the company site (http://www.columbiasecurity.net)



          We have 4 of these now, all with the (so-called) high-tech LED lightbars... The older cars all have MX7000s with rotators.
          Corbier's Commandos - "Stickin it to the ninjas!"
          Originally posted by ValleyOne
          BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
          Shoulda called in sick.
          Be safe!

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          • The MX7000 is a personal fav due to it's plethera of options, however, what type of "High End" ( ) LEDs you guys running???
            ~Super Ninja Sniper~
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            • We drive 2006 Impala's. The other department on our campus, just got 2007 Dodge Chargers... I for one am envyous.
              "You gotta look like Rico Suave, Think like Einstein and, only if that fails...fight like Tyson." -Dougo83's FTO

              Me- "Should we call the police?" My FTO- "Justin, here, we are the police. Go get em."

              Originally posted by Black Caesar
              some people just need killin!!!!! (Or Tasing, or pepper spraying or whatever).

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              • I'm also envious of SOs who get the use of marked, professional vehicles which, as others have pointed out, act as rolling billboards for your company. My company doesn't have any patrol vehicles. They require the CLIENT to provide the vehicle if patrols are necessary. Most of the time the facility will have a old, rundown vehicle that has been riding around the plant for years with little to no upkeep. So the Client will assign the beater to the Guards as a patrol car. No SECURITY decal or markings, no lightbar or spotlight. Don't complain about the lack of air conditioning. Just be glad the exhaust fumes don't kill you before you finish your rounds.
                At my current assignment the SOs normally do patrols in an old Plymoth Voyager minivan but it stopped running this week. So somebody found this POS Chevy Lumina minivan

                parked in a parking lot somewhere and decided to let the Guards have it for the weekend patrols. Well it didn't run worth a darn either and sat parked all weekend.
                Those of you who have professional looking, marked company vehicles, take care of them and be proud. There are many of us who wish we had what you drive.

                Steve
                Hospital Security Officer

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                • Originally posted by ValleyOne View Post
                  The MX7000 is a personal fav due to it's plethera of options, however, what type of "High End" ( ) LEDs you guys running???
                  Well, I'm a fan of the MX7000 as well, in it's "all light" configuration... The ones on our cars are NOT.. (They have the metal center section with a cutout for a speaker... No clue why, as we don't have sirens.. lol)

                  The new LED bars are ok, I suppose... They serve their purpose... They're just too darn dim in my opinion.. (They're GEN I LEDs)

                  They're some off-brand (Chinese, I believe) knock-off called "The Firefly".. They DO have a built-in traffic adviser, which is nice.. But as I said, the LEDs are the older dim style, and the alleys/takedowns SUCK.. They tried replacing an alley light with a brighter bulb, just to see if it would work better, and it ended up melting the lense.. LOL

                  So I guess on a note to company owners looking at purchasing LED lightbars: You get what you pay for! If you want a good bar, spend the money on a GOOD bar..
                  Corbier's Commandos - "Stickin it to the ninjas!"
                  Originally posted by ValleyOne
                  BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
                  Shoulda called in sick.
                  Be safe!

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                  • That's a negative

                    You also have a statute that authorizes private citizens to make arrests for violations of misdemeanor offenses committed in their presence, and felonies for probable cause.
                    In Texas for sure. We (SO's or civvies) can only arrest for felonies comitted in our presence or view, breach of peace, or to prevent the consequences of theft.

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                    • Just as soon as I can, I will post a couple of pictures of our vehicles.

                      Be safe,

                      Hank
                      " We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on one hand and of overwhelming force on the other" - General George C. Marshall

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                      • My company just got threw putting the new lettering on all the TWC jeeps. G4S looks cool up close but it's hard to figure out what it is at a distance. The DOT Captains got those (which by they way will be eliminated by 9/30). All we get is a lawn chair and a old podium. They want us to put placards on our POVs. Most of us said no because some of us just bought new cars. Not to mention what would happen if my insurance company found out. I saw some company yesterday on the interstate using Chevy SUV Trackers. What got my attention in large blue lettering across the entire side was printed "ENFORCEMENT". The badge was hard to see. On I-4 you tend to concentrate on driving rather than sight seeing.
                        My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

                        -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

                        -It's just a job kid deal with it

                        -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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                        • Originally posted by Echos13 View Post
                          They want us to put placards on our POVs. Most of us said no because some of us just bought new cars. Not to mention what would happen if my insurance company found out.
                          New car or not, always say no unless they are paying you a bonus for use of POV. As you mentioned, if your insurance company learns you are using your POV for business your rates can increase. Everytime I've gotten a new policy the insurance agent asked if the car was used for business/work.
                          And don't forget the thing we have talked about here before, rolling billboards. If my company, or anyone else for that matter, wants to pay me a agreed upon fee for advertizing on my car then I have no problem with placarding my car like a NASCAR reject. No extra money, no advertising.
                          Hospital Security Officer

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                          • You are not covered if you use your vehicle for business purposes and are involved in an accident. You have lied on your application, and are in default.

                            Officially, my car goes to work and sits there, without being touched, till I go home.

                            I have never put magnetic signs or anything on my personal vehicle.
                            Some Kind of Commando Leader

                            "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                            • Originally posted by EMTGuard View Post
                              I'm also envious of SOs who get the use of marked, professional vehicles which, as others have pointed out, act as rolling billboards for your company. My company doesn't have any patrol vehicles. They require the CLIENT to provide the vehicle if patrols are necessary. Most of the time the facility will have a old, rundown vehicle that has been riding around the plant for years with little to no upkeep. So the Client will assign the beater to the Guards as a patrol car. No SECURITY decal or markings, no lightbar or spotlight. Don't complain about the lack of air conditioning. Just be glad the exhaust fumes don't kill you before you finish your rounds.
                              At my current assignment the SOs normally do patrols in an old Plymoth Voyager minivan but it stopped running this week. So somebody found this POS Chevy Lumina minivan

                              parked in a parking lot somewhere and decided to let the Guards have it for the weekend patrols. Well it didn't run worth a darn either and sat parked all weekend.
                              Those of you who have professional looking, marked company vehicles, take care of them and be proud. There are many of us who wish we had what you drive.

                              Steve
                              Please, You have us beat. This van has more dents in it than a demolition derby car. 1 headlight, no taillights, interior door panels are falling off, and spends more time in the shop than it does on the road.

                              SecurityProfessional is Back up and running!

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                              • You all have me beat. Here's my patrol vehicle.



                                "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
                                "The Curve" 1998

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