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  • #16
    Originally posted by ycaso77
    Deck and dash strobes, those are nice for the " guess whose here" suprise roll-ups.
    PEEEK-AAA-BOOO I SEEEEE YOU!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ycaso77
      I even remember until quite recently a local city police dept. had amber and blue light bars.
      Oddly enough, I've seen an odd combo like that twice now...In Alaska, all of the airport vehicles (not LE, but plows, maintenance, etc) have blue and amber strobes. Also, a local LE agency here has that combo. They have a full blue LED lightbar, red and blue LEDs in the rear window, and a few have a rotating blue/amber combo mounted upside down over the passenger side. I talked to an officer who simply hates it, due to the flashback effect...But no one can tell me WHY they have it.

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      • #18
        Last edited by Tennsix; 05-14-2006, 12:51 AM.
        I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
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        • #19
          I am of the opinion that deck lights are the most appropriate type of lights for security in patrol who use Crown Victorias.
          "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ycaso77
            Deck and dash strobes, those are nice for the " guess whose here" suprise roll-ups.
            About the only time I use my lights is for an emergency run or traffic control. I will turn the lights off during a traffic stop, if we are not a traffic hazard.
            I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Tennsix
              About the only time I use my lights is for an emergency run or traffic control. I will turn the lights off during a traffic stop, if we are not a traffic hazard.
              You're lucky. In some states, if you turn the red and blues off, and they leave -- its not fleeing and eluding! Because the lights are off, they are "free to go." BS? Yes.

              If I was pulled over on an accident or something, I would use the overheads (amber/white) till everyone was out of the road, then switch to the amber/red rear deck lights. It was rear facing traffic that was the problem, not front.
              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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              • #22
                Originally posted by Tennsix
                About the only time I use my lights is for an emergency run or traffic control. I will turn the lights off during a traffic stop, if we are not a traffic hazard.
                It was against our Offical Orders to turn off the overhead while on a stop. However when we mobilized to a city that was having a lot of problems, the first thing the Capt said was "turn off your overhead after you make a stop. The light will attract a lot of unwanted attention."
                Last edited by T202; 05-16-2006, 03:55 PM.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Tennsix
                  About the only time I use my lights is for an emergency run or traffic control. I will turn the lights off during a traffic stop, if we are not a traffic hazard.
                  Actually, when you're a traffic hazard is a time to leave them off, also. I'm not sure what color you're using there, but it's been proven that drunken, elderly and confused drivers drive TOWARDS the reds, while they drive AWAY from the amber lights. If you have an ArrowStick, leave that on or just the rear deck flashers. It could save your life.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Jackhole
                    Oh, I know there's places that do make you buy your own gear - they just won't be lucky enough to get me as an employee, whether it be PD, security, whatever.

                    We have take-home radios also, but I just leave mine in my locker. I've yet to find a reason to take mine home.
                    Once, when looking for a job, I called a company in responce to an ad. Since they were located across the bay, they (he) offered to drive over and meet me for coffee..... I could sign the employment papers, etc. there. I thought that was very considerate. We met, and while talking over the job and whatnot, I asked about uniforms. He asked, "Uh.... do you have a white shirt?" I thanked him for the coffee and left.

                    John the Gateboy
                    If you can't see the humor, leave your gun at the door!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Blame_The_Guard
                      Once, when looking for a job, I called a company in responce to an ad. Since they were located across the bay, they (he) offered to drive over and meet me for coffee..... I could sign the employment papers, etc. there. I thought that was very considerate. We met, and while talking over the job and whatnot, I asked about uniforms. He asked, "Uh.... do you have a white shirt?" I thanked him for the coffee and left.

                      John the Gateboy
                      Was this Securex? We were issued one white shirt. I wouldn't wear the thing, so I bought a uniform shirt, ripped their patch off, and velcro'ed it on. When I turned in my uniform patch after they stopped paying me (2 missed checks = I'm already working for someone else)... They asked where their $50.00 shirt was. My reply was, "In your drawer, because you gave me a $5.00 hand-me-down shirt from the used uniform store in Clearwater."
                      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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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                        Was this Securex? We were issued one white shirt. I wouldn't wear the thing, so I bought a uniform shirt, ripped their patch off, and velcro'ed it on. When I turned in my uniform patch after they stopped paying me (2 missed checks = I'm already working for someone else)... They asked where their $50.00 shirt was. My reply was, "In your drawer, because you gave me a $5.00 hand-me-down shirt from the used uniform store in Clearwater."
                        1 shirt? So you only worked one day a week and walked around in your underwear?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Jackhole
                          1 shirt? So you only worked one day a week and walked around in your underwear?
                          No, your supposed to wash it 5 days a week.
                          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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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                            No, your supposed to wash it 5 days a week.

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