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Note this! My neighbor works for SCHP and drove this home yesterday. It has a regular SC tag on it and even has tinted windows with a tint strip on upper windshield. Radar equipped with a Stalker Dual SL. Very few external flashing lights. 2 small ones on the grill and 2 either side by the license plate. It does have high mount flashers front and rear windows. Sneaky bastards : )
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@Dave G - Where are the radar antennas mounted at? Can you get any photos of that? Also, any of the roof?
 

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@Dave G - Where are the radar antennas mounted at? Can you get any photos of that? Also, any of the roof?
Driver side low on the dash and high in rear window driver side.
 

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Driver side low on the dash and high in rear window driver side.
I definitely can't see it with all the light glare off the glass, but I'll take your word for it.

Regarding the small LED lights, I'm surprised they cut the grill up to put the lights where they did. I wonder what the thought process on this is. I'm used to seeing them located in between the grill slats.
 

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Sent my nosy girlfriend to take a picture from the rear. She did a fine job. I put some labels on it showing the antennas and a dash cam. And I also do not see an external antenna of any kind other than the stock antenna.
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I definitely can't see it with all the light glare off the glass, but I'll take your word for it.

Regarding the small LED lights, I'm surprised they cut the grill up to put the lights where they did. I wonder what the thought process on this is. I'm used to seeing them located in between the grill slats.
Odd setup
I definitely can't see it with all the light glare off the glass, but I'll take your word for it.

Regarding the small LED lights, I'm surprised they cut the grill up to put the lights where they did. I wonder what the thought process on this is. I'm used to seeing them located in between the grill slats.
Very different setup for sure. About as stealth as you can get I guess. No pushbar either. I haven't seen many like this with SCHP.
 
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Is he intended to regularly run traffic duty in it? Not sure of his rank/role.
 

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Is he intended to regularly run traffic duty in it? Not sure of his rank/role.
Good point Deacon. I gave that thought also. Not sure of his rank or role. Could be a part of the reason it's setup like it is.
 

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Is he intended to regularly run traffic duty in it? Not sure of his rank/role.
I would venture to say yes, if he has a permanently mounted radar gun in it.
 

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I would venture to say yes, if he has a permanently mounted radar gun in it.
You’re probably right, but that’s no guarantee. Not sure what system it is, but maybe the motor pool guys had some old/extra units and went ahead and outfitted it in case it might see occasional use. Could be policy that everyone has it in the highway patrol because it’s assumed they might use it from time to time. No telling.
 

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Idaho State Police pulled from my videos.
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Idaho State Police pulled from my videos.
It looks like they’re moving away from high visibility “it’s all about officer safety” overhead light bars. Any word on that?
 

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I haven't seen a roof mounted light bar in many years. Pretty easy to see them coming head on with the white racing stripes on the black hood.
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You’re probably right, but that’s no guarantee. Not sure what system it is, but maybe the motor pool guys had some old/extra units and went ahead and outfitted it in case it might see occasional use. Could be policy that everyone has it in the highway patrol because it’s assumed they might use it from time to time. No telling.
That is true. This past year I saw a Provo, UT. animal control truck that was equipped with a spare radar unit. Short cab, long bed, equipped with animal cages.
 

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