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  • Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
    I could have sworn, that I saw a black and white squad ( all black with white front doors, black back doors) driving code 3, crossing University Ave. exiting onto 35W north, with what looked like a big MPD badge decal on the door... It looked a lot like the new MN State Patrol cars, but it was black, not maroon. Have any of you other Minnesotans seen these?
    I know that the Ontario Provinicial Police are going retro, back to black & white cars. They are also joining the rest of North America & are adding blue flashers to the cars. (Ontario was the only Canadian province that did not use red & blue, blue was for snow removal trucks).
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    • This is what their squads (MN State Patrol) looked like since the late 80's or early 90's;
      http://www.mspta.com/wallpaper/side-lights-1024.JPG

      Here's what the MN State Patrol has now changed back to;
      http://www.mspta.com/wallpaper/image..._1024x682.jpeg

      Here's some older one's;
      http://www.mspta.com/images040406/91frdBig.jpg

      http://www.mspta.com/images040406/86CHEV_L.JPG

      http://www.mspta.com/images040406/70minnhp.jpg
      Last edited by sgtnewby; 03-28-2008, 12:28 AM.
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      • Could it of been UofM police?

        Also, while I'm not in Minneapolis anymore, I still get Twin Cities news. The new State Patrol vehicle color scheme looks weird as hell. Black bumpers?
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        • Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
          Could it of been UofM police?

          Also, while I'm not in Minneapolis anymore, I still get Twin Cities news. The new State Patrol vehicle color scheme looks weird as hell. Black bumpers?

          The black bumpers look even worse on the new color scheme. They just look little "odd" with the current scheme.
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          • Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
            Could it of been UofM police?

            Also, while I'm not in Minneapolis anymore, I still get Twin Cities news. The new State Patrol vehicle color scheme looks weird as hell. Black bumpers?
            No, UofM does have black and whites, but all of the doors are white, not just the front doors. They also have more then just a badge decal on the doors.

            Not the greatest pic, but you can kinda see the squad...
            http://www1.umn.edu/police/index.html

            And, I've never understood the black bumper thing....
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            • The black bumper makes it look like an older CV.
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              • Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
                No, UofM does have black and whites, but all of the doors are white, not just the front doors. They also have more then just a badge decal on the doors.

                Not the greatest pic, but you can kinda see the squad...
                http://www1.umn.edu/police/index.html

                And, I've never understood the black bumper thing....
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                • better yet. Crystal MN police (which Google Maps tells me is right by Minneapolis).

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                  • Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
                    Could it of been UofM police?

                    Also, while I'm not in Minneapolis anymore, I still get Twin Cities news. The new State Patrol vehicle color scheme looks weird as hell. Black bumpers?
                    There is a few departments out here that have black bumpers. Park Police had tan vic's with black bumpers. There is a department with almost navy blue vic with black bumpers, which doesn't look too bad.
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                    • In my days....white top and doors and everything else black was pretty much the norm. Anyone remember the lime green cars Cleveland PD had?
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                      • A lot of city agencies have been going to black and whites. But here in Polk County the Sheriff has taken over a 3rd of them so far. So it's white with the green and gold stripes. The state still has the coolest looking black with tan roll back. G4S-TWC, yuk! Nitros cool. Color plane.
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                        • Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
                          better yet. Crystal MN police (which Google Maps tells me is right by Minneapolis).

                          It looked a lot like the Crystal PD squad, but the direction of travel would have made no sense what so ever. The one I saw was exiting to 35W north from University Avenue. Crystal PD, if they were leaving Minneapolis, from the jail for example, would have left downtown onto either I394 W or I94 W. Those interstates are on the other side of downtown. Good find on the pics though!
                          Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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                          • Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
                            I could have sworn, that I saw a black and white squad ( all black with white front doors, black back doors) driving code 3, crossing University Ave. exiting onto 35W north, with what looked like a big MPD badge decal on the door... It looked a lot like the new MN State Patrol cars, but it was black, not maroon. Have any of you other Minnesotans seen these?
                            Perhaps it was St. Anthony Police. They have that paint scheme.

                            Speaking of St. Anthony... I think it was St. Anthony that had an engine blow on them during that morning rush hour bank robbery chase this morning. They have Mn/DOT traffic cam video, and you just see smoke pouring out of the engine compartment with the officer still trying to keep up!
                            Last edited by davis002; 03-28-2008, 05:58 PM.
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                            • Actually... I just confirmed it. MPD is switching to black and white starting April 2008 (I guess they started early). All new graphics as well.
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                              • Originally posted by davis002 View Post
                                Actually... I just confirmed it. MPD is switching to black and white starting April 2008 (I guess they started early). All new graphics as well.
                                I knew I could count on you to find out Davis. I did read an article about how MPD is going to be working with ICE. The bleeding heart author of the article said something about, "It's just scary to think that you will start seeing federal agents along with Minneapolis police showing up in your neighborhood in their new 'black and white' squad cars." Any known pics of the new look yet?
                                Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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