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Maybe this thread can be merged with another thread I posted that's also pertaining LEO Patrol Cars.

Stealth & Ghost Graphic Patrol Cars <
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Louisiana has a ton of Tahoes and fewer Chargers along with a few remaining Crown Vics. The marked units aren't the ones to worry about nearly as much. although they are out there The "stealth" units are the real threat IMO because traffic doesn't recognize them quickly and change lanes/hit the brakes.

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I agree @cbbr. Stealth/Unmarked are a problem. I added a link to my thread Stealth & Ghost Graphic Patrol Cars
 
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Can't help but mention it, but the Michigan State Patrol vehicle is missing the gumball.

Great info though! Thanks!
I've always called it the "red garbage can," but that's what I stopped in to say!
 

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And let's not forget the unmarked white and black chargers, f-150s, and at least one black Dodge Ram, lol. Damn wolf pack.
Oh ya. They looooooove their unmarked cruisers. Sheriff and city police up in Michiana have loads of unmarked Tauruses.
 

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Oh ya. They looooooove their unmarked cruisers. Sheriff and city police up in Michiana have loads of unmarked Tauruses.
My high schooler spotted the unmarked minivan running radar from a parking lot when we were in South Bend yesterday... That was a first for me.
 

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My high schooler spotted the unmarked minivan running radar from a parking lot when we were in South Bend yesterday... That was a first for me.
Unmarked MINIVAN? Running radar? Fantastic. Something new to keep my eye out for every day... You catch the band they were running?
 

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Unmarked MINIVAN? Running radar? Fantastic. Something new to keep my eye out for every day... You catch the band they were running?
If I remember right it was ka... Not running a cam, and they were out in full force yesterday. My r3 was going nuts, and an explorer passed me going the other direction, kept going off, then I see an explorer that was behind me flick on the cherries and turn around.

That alert faded a bit, but went full tilt again, and that's when my fifteen year old pointed out the white minivan with a uniformed officer holding a handheld in it. I kind of saw it as I was already going past him, so hard to make out any details.

I'll keep an eye out next time I'm up that way (between hockey practices and clients, it's pretty often), and hope to get a better look next time.
 

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I do not live in Arizona, but I do enjoy seeing a nice police car. So if you live there, just know that they have a few of these and Challengers in their fleet. Also, Arizona DPS recently changed their graphics to silver with a large diagonal black stripe (very good looking imo).
 

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Ohio state highway patrol have silver vehicles now, not white. But the second chart is definitely correct about chargers being the primary vehicle they use. I see very few tahoes out.
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Ohio state highway patrol have silver vehicles now, not white. But the second chart is definitely correct about chargers being the primary vehicle they use. I see very few tahoes out.
https://flic.kr/p/DWFjVY
Don't see many patrol cars with the radar antennas mounted outside anymore.
 

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Thanks Dave. MO is correct. Lots of Tahoe's and explorers too.
 

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Do any LEO's in your town or city have a patrol car with makings like this. It's their way of encouraging people to not drink and drive with slogans.."Sober or Slammer" "Choose your Ride" "The voice is your"
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Texas looks mean.

For New Jersey, the highway patrol uses chevy caprices and I believe police interceptor utility (ford explorer). I haven't seen a crown victoria cop that wasn't a local township in a while. 90% of the time we are on the lookout for explorers.

Also, local townships have stealth cars, even small towns.

I was told my someone who was in the military and works in Fugitive recovery that there are some departments with hellcat chargers, but I believe he may be a pathological liar
 

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*Hawaii is the only state without an agency that provides statewide uniformed patrol.[7]

Shakes fist at HI...
Yeah but HI is the only state I am aware of that issues license plates that easily identify cop cars. Anything starting with "HPD" is Honolulu Police (entire county of Honolulu, which comprises the entire island of O'ahu and some other small uninhabited islands) and anything starting with MPD is Maui Police (entire county of Maui). And, you only ever have to watch out for one type of car at a time, because there is no practical way that a HPD car would ever end up in Maui county or vice versa. So in practice, you only need to look for 4 different types of cars (Kaua'i, O'ahu, Maui, and Hawai'i Counties). Kalawao County, Hawai'i state's 5th county...well, you're never driving there. You're either flying there or riding a mule down the cliffs, and in any case, there's nowhere to rent a car. The entire county is only about 2 miles wide and 1.5 miles from the cliffs at the south end to the ocean on the north end. There is one Sheriff, appointed by the Governor.
 
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Ohio state highway patrol have silver vehicles now, not white. But the second chart is definitely correct about chargers being the primary vehicle they use. I see very few tahoes out.
https://flic.kr/p/DWFjVY
Love those drag adding X band mounted to the visibar. :)
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Great works folks.... now here are a couple others.

Cybertron state police

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Detriot Police

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South Carolina Highway Patrol has a Dodge Viper. I remember when they got it. WIS 10 in Columbia did a news story adout it. If I remember correctly, it was a seized vehicle from a large drug stop, and they made their own. Just like Myrtle Beach has done the same thing with a Cadillac Escalade that they call their Community Awareness SUV. I think they are mostly used for promotional purposes. I don't think they used them as a patrol car for traffic enforcement. Still!
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A large percentage of Alabama troopers are Tahoes. Some marked, but many aren't. The vast majority of what's left is the Chargers and a few Tauruses.
 

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NV does use unmarked cars. They also released and have silver NHP vehicles.

Primary seems to have switched to Ford Explorers and Dodge Chargers. Also still see Crown Vics.
 

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