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  • sgtnewby
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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!

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  • Echos13
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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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  • Curtis Baillie
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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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  • BadBoynMD
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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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  • mjw064
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    better yet. Crystal MN police (which Google Maps tells me is right by Minneapolis).

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  • mjw064
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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...


    And, I've never understood the black bumper thing....
    U of M Police


    Minneapolis Airport Police

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    The black bumper makes it look like an older CV.

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  • sgtnewby
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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...


    And, I've never understood the black bumper thing....

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  • Minneapolis Security
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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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  • N. A. Corbier
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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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  • sgtnewby
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    This is what their squads (MN State Patrol) looked like since the late 80's or early 90's;


    Here's what the MN State Patrol has now changed back to;


    Here's some older one's;




    Last edited by sgtnewby; 03-28-2008, 01:28 AM.

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  • HotelSecurity
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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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  • sgtnewby
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    Black & White Minneapolis Police Cars?

    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?

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  • Mr. Chaple
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
    Pick up trucks are used because they're "small" and therefore "fuel efficient."
    I have always been fond of 4X4 Pick-Ups, because the bed allows for easy transportation of traffic controls and four wheel drive is a life saver.

    Originally posted by gonzo1510 View Post
    Even if I don't expand,I'm still going to get on a motor...Let's face it, generally speaking private security in Southern California doesn't hook ,book and transport bodies. We call in the P.D. or Sheriff after we detain. It seems to me that a patrol officer can get to more locations on a bike in less time with less overhead costs than an officer in a tricked out Crown Vic or Chevy Impala sitting in So Cal traffic while gulping fuel at nearly $4.00 a gallon

    Thoughts ?.......
    Motorcycles seem like a bad idea to me just because they offer no protection from the elements. Anyone that concerned about fuel ecconomy and access (bikes can go a lot of place that cars cannot) should probably get a Mule/Gator or a Tracker/Samuria. Then again the elements/terrain are probably not a major concern in SoCal. And I will admit that you will not get much call for funeral escorts in a Gator.
    Last edited by Mr. Chaple; 03-27-2008, 08:32 AM.

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  • Limo LA
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    Originally posted by gonzo1510 View Post
    You talking about Hollywood Motors? Yeah, I plan on going through them or Burbank Kawasaki..
    Hollywood Motors has more inventory than Burbank Kawasaki (for Used Police motor)
    My CHP friend told me there is another police Bike shop in Long beach but I don't know where, it maybe for newer BMWs.
    Once my Kawasaki get fuel stack in carburetor, then I took it to Mikuni Carburetor R&D division (I have friends there).
    they (Manufacturer's R&D guys) are very impressed for bike was well taken care by former owner (PD).
    you can tell Engine, Carb, Sprocket, etc were regularly overhauled and adjusted by just look at gasket and seals.
    But there would be some cosmetic damage.
    I think you should choose from large inventory shop like Hollywood motors than just one or two in stock shop.

    For funeral escorts, there is no licensing requirement that I am aware of and most of the funeral guys I've spoken with are independent contractors...
    I thought they need some kind of traffic control permit/license/certificate.
    I kind of know Company (not escort him/her self) need permit form city.

    For armed escort, then you need your PPO since you are providing a security service...
    I'm PPO licensee with all weapon permits but I'm not making much money from my PPO license because I protect my Limo clients most of time.
    Last edited by Limo LA; 03-27-2008, 05:52 AM.

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