Beware the Dodge Charger Kansas City

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  1. alphie

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    http://examiner.net/stories/040308/new_264716184.shtml



    Wow, I know some of KC was using the Charger as normal squad cars, but this is definitely different. Nobody would suspect this as being a police car. Hopefully it will help out with accidents.
     
  2. Tim Formas

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    Moving to the Chargers seem to be the trend around Chicagoland over the last year or so. I've seen a few Illinois State Police cars with the same old deco but on the Charger and even a few of the smaller suburbs (such as one with 800 people) seem to be moving over to the Charger.

    Then you have the city of Chicago, where a high ranking official wants to move from Crown Vics to Tahoes.
     
  3. Dream

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    Palo Alto in California uses Chargers as well.
    Very hip stuff to see!
    I wish the Highway Patrol still used those Camaros, they were awesome to see pulling everyone over, as they didn't stand out at all in traffic.
    I should add that I feel sorry for the cop that gets stuck with the PT Cruiser.
     
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    Nice ride to be chasing tailgaters in :) 

    So I assume this will be an unmarked car to effectively catch people in the act.
     
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    We have those in Scottsdale. They look pretty badass!
     
  6. alphie

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    If you click on the link you will see what the car looks like. Nothing at all gives it away as being a police car. Very clever.
     
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    We have police Camaros and Mustangs down here in Seminole County.
     
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    Oh come on. Clicking on this thread was enough work for me, you want me to click on another link within the thread! Sheeeesh! :D 

    The above statement needs more pics! (of Camaros and Mustangs that is)
     
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    I live close to the Austin HQ of the Texas DPS and there's a ginormous fleet of Chargers in the back lot. They're the traditional B/W deco though, not all stealthy like the ones in the article. APD is still using ye olde Crown Vics.

    I saw a DPS Camaro once. Twas at a regular four-way intersection; I was across from him and we both had the red light. Somebody didn't see that it was a police car from behind I guess, and roared right through the red light, right beside the cop. The cop waited what seemed like an inordinately long time..might have even waited for the light to turn green...before flicking on the lights and accelerating to approximately 300 mph in .46 seconds to go after the guy. :lol 

    I was still stopped so my perception might have been a little skewed, but God damn, he was fast.
     
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    Yeah, I wish I could get one. They're only used for super high-speed chases. Last time a Camaro was used, I'm pretty sure the deputy wrecked it.
     
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    Philly PD has a couple outfitted for pursuits for use on I95 around the city. They're total badass.
     
  12. Turbocharger

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    The Oregon State Police have some nice Chargers. Not unmarked, though I'm sure they've got an unmarked or two somewhere. Portland Police Bureau has a few marked Chargers sitting down at their fleetworks, looks like they're just waiting to be delivered.
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    OSP also has at least one unmarked new model Mustang. I've seen it pulled over behind a truck once on I-205, it's badass.
     
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    Oregon has a few of those around now...but mostly in the Portland city areas...havent seen any around the neck of my woods.

    they should also get Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers as cop cars...
     
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    The city I work for has one. At first it was used for nabbing speeders and other stuff where they need a good undercover.. now it's barely used for anything. It's more or less used as a Chief/Police staff mover....
     
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    I got to see the inside of one during career day at school, pretty cool
     
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    yeah i got to see inside one too when they had it at the state fair a year or two ago...
     
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    My town's been phasing in Chargers over the past year. They now have two squad cars and one unmarked, looks alot like the one in the article only I think it's a lighter metallic color. If I hadn't seen it pull up to the seen of a fire and a cop get out I would have never suspected.
     
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    My patrol car used to be a Charger and when I went to SWAT they put me back back in the good old Crown Vic.
     
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