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  • Originally posted by Craig S View Post


    This is our Cadillac...we only use it for relieving each other or responding to a call.


    My partner and I showing off the Cadillac...I'm on the back.

    Sorry for the scanned pics.
    I guess you don't have to worry about pursuits...
    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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    • Top speed is approximately 30 mph, I have almost flipped it a couple of times. We rarely use the thing. But you have to admit the rims are a nice touch!
      Craig

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      • In about an hour, I will attend a meeting with our client. On the top of the list of agenda is "use of gators vs cars". The client rep has made it very clear that he favors using gators, we have made it clear that because of the noise from the gator we do not always hear the radio and cell phone. I feel that the car works much better in giving the ability to quickly respond to calls on campus without announcing that security is en-route from a block away. The gators only give prior warning that security is in the area, enabeling offenders to flee before being identified.
        Murphy was an optomist.

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        • Originally posted by Craig S View Post
          Top speed is approximately 30 mph, I have almost flipped it a couple of times. We rarely use the thing. But you have to admit the rims are a nice touch!
          Doing obstacle avoidance drills or checking if it can turn on a dime?
          "Get yourself a shovel cause your in deep Sh*t"

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          • Originally posted by bigdog View Post
            Doing obstacle avoidance drills or checking if it can turn on a dime?
            Yeah, that's the ticket!
            Craig

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            • Originally posted by jeff194307 View Post
              I feel that the car works much better in giving the ability to quickly respond to calls on campus without announcing that security is en-route from a block away. The gators only give prior warning that security is in the area, enabeling offenders to flee before being identified.
              It might sound strange coming from someone who has worked more than 30 years in orivate security, but what is wrong with that? For the most part our job is to prevent crime, leave arresting criminals to the police. They have the budget to cover when their Officers go to court, I'd rather just prevent the crime & not have to worry about replacing someone who has to take off to go to court.
              I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
              Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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              • Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
                It might sound strange coming from someone who has worked more than 30 years in orivate security, but what is wrong with that? For the most part our job is to prevent crime, leave arresting criminals to the police. They have the budget to cover when their Officers go to court, I'd rather just prevent the crime & not have to worry about replacing someone who has to take off to go to court.
                With something that loud, its less a deterrent and more a "we know where the guards are, lets do this thing, man." Hear the gator, hide. Gator gone? Return to what you're doing.
                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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                • you got it Nathan, that is exactely what is wrong with using the gator for patrol. Maintenance uses them during the day to pick up trash, etc and they are fine for that, but we are having a hard time getting the client to come around to our way of thinking. We told them today at their meeting how some of the things we have caught would not have been caught if we were on the gators.
                  Murphy was an optomist.

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                  • Originally posted by 3rd_shift View Post
                    For me, it has been small pickup trucks and the occasional Queen Victoria.
                    Most of which have been older than my oldest underwear I dare to wear.
                    We have 7 SUVs, 3 ford excursions, 4 ford escapes. The escapes are white and detailed with blue and black, made to look like obvious security vehicles. The excursions are plain black and made to look as subtle as possible. The vehicles are all awesome to work out of but we put so many miles on them that there is always at least 1 in the shop.
                    formerly C&A

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                    • To touch on the Gator issue, my primary concern would be protection from the environment. Hot days, or even harsh cold days can take their toll on any Officer. Not to mention doing your rounds while sitting a puddle the whole time would just plain ole suck...

                      Besides, a car/truck gives more advantages to store paper work, equipment and the like.
                      ~Super Ninja Sniper~
                      Corbier's Commandos

                      Nemo me impune lacessit

                      Grammical and Spelling errors may occur form time to time. Yoov bin worned

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                      • Well folks, we have semi prevailed on this. We may now use our private vehicles for patrol. The college legal dept has reviewed our written waivers and accepted them. Secondary problem we are requird to provide escorts for students from off campus parking lots, etc.however, the same legal team refuses to allow the use of our vehicles for this task. Now we are asked to provide the escorts using the gators which are not street legal vehicles and to add to that, because of a recent fatal accident involving a gator like vehicle, the city police have forbidden driving gators on sidewalks. How are we to do our required tasks?
                        Murphy was an optomist.

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                        • Originally posted by jeff194307 View Post
                          Well folks, we have semi prevailed on this. We may now use our private vehicles for patrol. The college legal dept has reviewed our written waivers and accepted them. Secondary problem we are requird to provide escorts for students from off campus parking lots, etc.however, the same legal team refuses to allow the use of our vehicles for this task. Now we are asked to provide the escorts using the gators which are not street legal vehicles and to add to that, because of a recent fatal accident involving a gator like vehicle, the city police have forbidden driving gators on sidewalks. How are we to do our required tasks?

                          How far is it to walk? May not be practical, but I have to ask.
                          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                          • Some of the areas are more than a mile from campus, and remember this is Illinois where cold weather and snow are common
                            Murphy was an optomist.

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                            • Folks! I have had 3 pictures taken of my squad recently, from different angles. As soon as I figure out how to post them, I will.


                              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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                              • Originally posted by Hank1 View Post
                                Folks! I have had 3 pictures taken of my squad recently, from different angles. As soon as I figure out how to post them, I will.


                                Be Safe,

                                Hank
                                Good deal, Hank!
                                "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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