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What do the different law enforcement vehicles mean?
I always see either the small white and blue police cars or black SUV-like police vehicles. Do the officers in one type of vehicle have a different job from the other? Would one be able to determine the general purpose as to why they show up based on the type of vehicles present?
22-25, F
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Mar 15, 2019
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MikeSp · 51-55, M Best Answer
Police officers and sheriff deputies who drive marked vehicles are always in uniform and perform traffic enforcement. They are the public's first contact after calling 911 unless a tactical unit goes in first, such as arresting someone on a door bust-down at 5am.
Supervisors and detectives in civilian clothes drive unmarked sedans. Their cars are a dead give-away with their blackwall tires and spotlight. The Ford Crown Victoria's say Police Interceptor on the trunk lid.
The military looking vehicles are for tactical purposes, and are usually a gift from the federal government. This has created negative blowback from the militarization of local police forces.
hyg346 · 36-40, M
Unless the name of the department on the door/side of the car is different it just means they bought a different vehicle, either it was cheaper, better gas mileage/better performance, it has 4 wheel/all wheel drive for different climates like snow/ice or they're just trying out a new type of vehicle. Sometimes the SUV type can carry more equipment or such but the type of car doesn't mean much.
LadyAlera · 22-25, F
[@663504,hyg346] thank you
onestarrynight · 56-60, M
It could two different towns..
Or state police...
The state police here mostly use grey SUV's..
Local police use black or blue ..
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