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  • Originally posted by davis002 View Post
    You look like good ole' JD "Buck "Savage
    Gee thanks.

    (Good thing I didn't post the one with me behind the car door pointing my 6 inch S&W Model 57 .41 magnum.)
    "Striking terrific terror in the hearts of criminals everywhere" Since 1977.

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    • Hmmmm

      Lets see,

      Contract Site jobs it was my 72 Polara POV.

      Inhouse neighborhood, it was a 86 dodge shadow with svp green mini bar or 79 caddillac sedan-diville w/ S&W lightbar. then it was a 88 corsica with amber/green impulse svp lightbar.

      Contract site industrial my ranger POV.

      retail was explorers w/whelen lightbars.

      When working sites in a POV, the CB radio becomes a nice piece of equipment to have to pass the time..


      in 2004, (CSO start date) it was a 2001 Ford Winstar, with corner strobes and a 6 head jet strobe lightbar.

      In 07 I was issued a Ford Freestyle with basic strobe lightbar.

      Now 08 F150, all led fedsig raydian lightbar, fedsig cuda tri-optic light heads to the rear, 4 rear tail-light strobes and wig wags. I work in traffic..
      Last edited by Nightowl; 05-11-2008, 10:09 PM.
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      Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
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      • Patrol Trucks

        At my steel plant we have a 2004 Ford F450 dually 4X4 with a work body on the back of it. We also have a 2005 Ford Explorer that is load with all the goodies.

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        • Originally posted by Mr. Security View Post
          You know what they say....FORD
          - Found On Road Dead
          - Fix Or Repair Daily
          - First On Rust & Dust
          - First On Recalls & Dissatisfaction
          I thought it was f'kn owner really dumb?

          LOL

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          • We have our fleet of Crown Vic Police Interceptors. Model years ranging from 1999 - 2003.

            Overall they are great cars besides the fuel milage! I would much rather be driving an Impala. (not a big fan of Ford!)

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            • We drive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VOCC1rcF6o
              LotPatrol | CopCars.us | Wisdom

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              • we use space shuttles.
                Washington DC

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                • Originally posted by travis061986 View Post
                  We have our fleet of Crown Vic Police Interceptors. Model years ranging from 1999 - 2003.

                  Overall they are great cars besides the fuel milage! I would much rather be driving an Impala. (not a big fan of Ford!)
                  Been driving Impalas for the last six years. I am a Chevy fan, but the Impalas suck as a squad...
                  Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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                  • Originally posted by auxitrooper View Post
                    Video marked as private......
                    I do security for work; I run into burning buildings for fun

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                    • Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
                      we also have Segway's and Smith & Wesson Mountain Bikes for our foot beats (these are equipped with red and blue LED's and sirens


                      I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be rude, BUT.....THIS is the reason cops get a bad rep for being lazy. Foot patrol on a segway??? He could problably(sp?) catch a lot more perps if he wasn't sticking out like a sore thumb. I understand though, that he's on it to be "seen", to deter crime. Sheesh.
                      I do security for work; I run into burning buildings for fun

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                      • .................
                        Last edited by mjw064; 07-04-2008, 04:07 PM.
                        Washington DC

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                        • Everytime I see a cop on a Segway they are a tub of crap. They should mandate foot patrol for over weight officers.
                          ATTN. SPECOPS AND GECKO45 my secret username is CIDDECEP and I am your S2. My authorization code is Six Wun Quebec Oscar Fife. Your presence here is tactically dangerous and compromises our overall mission parameter. Cease and desist all activity on this board. Our “enemies” are deft at computer hacking and may trace you back to our primary locale. You have forced me to compromise my situation to protect your vulnerable flank. This issue will be addressed later.

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                          • Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
                            Do you say cops are lazy when they are in cars? The Segway is a patrol vehicle, which allows officers to cover an area with the same or better efficiency as when patrolling a highly urban area in a car, while still obtaining the benefits of a community oriented foot beat program.

                            I'll be honest, I use one. I can cover every block of my 10 square block PSA in about 10 minutes on the Segway. Walking it would take well over 30 minutes. The benefit is that I can still respond to calls for service when operating a Segway (standard foot beat officers are NEVER dispatched to calls, due to the amount if time it takes a walking officer to respond), and I stay out on the street for about 7 hours of my 8 hour shift.

                            Lastly, I am also a certified police cyclist. I prefer the mountain bike over the Segway, and believe it or not, my legs are just as tired at the end of a shift on a mountain bike as they are at the end of a shift on a Segway. Using a Segway isn't as easy or carefree as you may imagine. District Government recently purchased 60+ Segway's, thus the politicians expect to see them out on the street ... it's not up to individual officers.

                            Clearly, the officer in that picture, who just retired after 30 years of service didn't go out and buy that Segway for his personal use ... You have a very narrow minded view of the world.
                            Isn't it wonderful when people who probably haven't stepped foot one on a segway make comments like that. We just aquired seqways (our campus is downtown, main campus in the west-central area, nursing school in the west in, resource center clear on the other (east) side of downtown) and you are TIRED after a shift of standing straight up on the thing. you have to spend some time walking just to get the crimps out of your legs.

                            I'll park my segway against a tree and walk for 5-10 minutes just to stay limber, but standing/balancing on the thing for hours on end is actually fairly good core training.

                            The part about not being able to catch "perps" (perps lol, what is this, NYPD blue or something) is also interesting. A segway lets an average height officer stand a full head taller than the rest of the crown, almost like riding a horse great for crowd control, and a fleeing suspect can be spotted more easily.

                            I haven't had to do this yet, but chasing someone with a segway means that THEY are out of breath when you catch them, rather than both of them being tired. One guy asked "well, what happens if the guy you are chasing runs down some stairs, you can't chase him then". I replied that the fact that I was on a seqway means my legs aren't broken, I would simply get off the segway and continue chasing, and STILL be fresher than he is when i catch him. I keep the segway key in my pocket, so when i get off the thing, as soon as I get 10 yards away from it, it locks and an alarm sounds is someone trys to move it.

                            Like with most other things, people's views about segways are rooted in ignorance.
                            Last edited by Black Caesar; 06-21-2008, 03:43 AM.
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                            • Originally posted by Minneapolis Security View Post
                              Everytime I see a cop on a Segway they are a tub of crap. They should mandate foot patrol for over weight officers.
                              I won't stoop to this level, but it's just another example of the cop bashing I spoke of in an earlier post. I mean unless you are joking, why would you even make such a blanket statement?
                              Washington DC

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                              • Originally posted by Minneapolis Security View Post
                                Everytime I see a cop on a Segway they are a tub of crap. They should mandate foot patrol for over weight officers.

                                There it is again, that trademark private security Hypocrisy (which usually most strongly asserts itself when the discussion turns to some police officer or another).... Only Jealousy could fuel such loathing.

                                ....Hello, have you seen the people who work in private security? I'd bet money the average cop is fitter than the average S/O. Hellfire and damnation, all one has to do is go to youtube and type the words security guard to see some really less than flattering (but obviously well fed) S/Os.

                                Hell, if that doesn't get the point across, we could just look at the picture threads in this forum, but I doubt you want to go there.....
                                ~Black Caesar~
                                Corbier's Commandos

                                " "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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