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  • Tennsix
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    That's a fine piece of law enforcement machinery...

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  • Aussie-SO
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    Since where showing police patrol vehicles I figured I would fly the Aussie flag. You may notice the resemblance to the new Pontiac G8? A Re-badged Holden Commodore that are used here by all Aussie Police forces, this is the SS version a Highway Patrol car used by Victoria Police.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    This is Montreal's newest design. Do you think the front fenders have no markings on them for a reason? (Maybe so they can hide at intersections to catch people going through stop signs?)

    BTW this particular car was badly damaged this month in an accident. (Not the hockey riot).

    http://policecanada.policecanada.org...SPVM140_PB.jpg

    http://www.photo-media.ca/default.asp?id=1635
    Last edited by HotelSecurity; 04-28-2008, 08:17 PM.

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  • davis002
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    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
    I had heard that Minneapolis was going to black and whites several months ago. I think it is a nice change. St. Paul has decided to follow suit and all of their new cars will be black and white as well. They figure it will take 5 years to switch over their whole fleet.

    I do like the new Trooper cars. It is a throwback to my youth with the white doors.
    Minneapolis unveils new look for squad cars

    WHAT: The Minneapolis Police Department will unveil its newly designed squad cars, which not only looks different from current squad cars, but also includes important new
    crime-fighting technology.

    WHERE: 4th Street South side of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

    WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 29

    MORE: Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan, members of the Command Staff, Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minnesota Representative Augustine “Willie” Dominguez and City Council Member
    Samuels will be on hand to unveil the new design, which includes the new MPD motto, To Protect with Courage, To Serve with Compassion.

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  • CorpSec
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    Here is a quote from an article on the increase popularity of the black and whites: "Manufacturers, aware of agency constraints, quote less than a $500 increase for each car with the traditional paint job."

    While some cab companies may opt for the black and white look, I don't think that it is prevalent. Of course in some areas it seems that all cabs are yellow.

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  • CAPTAIN KOOLAID
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    Patrol vehicles, what do you get to drive?

    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
    If I recall correctly, the black and white paint scheme adds about $500 to the price of the car. Another issue in addition to the increased price paid up front is the decreased resale value of the cars.

    All a cab company has to do with an all white squad is apply their graphics to it. With a black and white they have to do some repainting.
    Not true unite cab used black and white scheme in louisiana .

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
    If I recall correctly, the black and white paint scheme adds about $500 to the price of the car. Another issue in addition to the increased price paid up front is the decreased resale value of the cars.

    All a cab company has to do with an all white squad is apply their graphics to it. With a black and white they have to do some repainting.
    More like $2,500 per car. There is a new "shrink wrap" system that can be used over a car's paint job that only costs about $200.00 per car. Our bus system uses it and you can't tell it isn't paint. Some PD's are using white shrink wrap on black cars to give it the two-tone scheme.

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  • CorpSec
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    If I recall correctly, the black and white paint scheme adds about $500 to the price of the car. Another issue in addition to the increased price paid up front is the decreased resale value of the cars.

    All a cab company has to do with an all white squad is apply their graphics to it. With a black and white they have to do some repainting.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Lots of agencies are going Black and White. I remember an article in 2005-2006 about a local WI agency doing it, because "the security companies have all these fancy graphics and its harder to tell who the police are."

    This amused me greatly, because the tone of the quote was that all guard firms should have spraypainted "SECURITY GUARD" in contrasting color 8" high or something.

    Thing is, how are these cars going to last with black hoods? A friend of mine says is fleet almost blew up when he did black/whites on Impalas from the heat.

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  • CorpSec
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    I had heard that Minneapolis was going to black and whites several months ago. I think it is a nice change. St. Paul has decided to follow suit and all of their new cars will be black and white as well. They figure it will take 5 years to switch over their whole fleet.

    I do like the new Trooper cars. It is a throwback to my youth with the white doors.

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  • davis002
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    Originally posted by sgtnewby View Post
    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?
    I will check with some friends on pictures, or ask them where one is located so I can snap a photo.

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  • sgtnewby
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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?

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  • davis002
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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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  • davis002
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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, 06:58 PM.

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